Those who know me know that I start my week with about a dozen sermon ideas. If I am fortunate, I have whittled it down to two or three come Saturday. If God is kind to me and I can hear, I will have one (or two) good sermon to deliver on Sunday morning. Well, that process was ticking right along per usual when I stumbled upon a couple of other thoughts and ideas. As I have a little time, I thought I would post the ideas here.
First, I am preaching about the miraculous. One of the things I wonder about miracles and the so-called western mindset is that we think we can do anything. And, for better or worse, we really have yet to stumble upon any culture-wide reason to expect less. Technology continues to develop. We are astounded by our own cleverness daily. It is no wonder that we do not believe in miracles. What is there left for God to do? We can be happy little deists simply because we believe God to be unnecessary. At most, God is the Great Moralist in the Sky. Yay. Lucky we.
Okay, go that off my chest.
Second, there is a great article in the NY Times about how Las Vegas is making it illegal to feed homeless in the parks. Yeah, here I stare at the feeding of the five thousand and once again a city is making it more and more difficult to feed people. Las Vegas is not the first to do this kind of thing. Nor will they be the last. I hope someone picks this up to preach. I only discovered it this morning.
Finally, I just want everyone to know that I am blogging from the comfort of my back porch. Yep. You got it. The wireless network reaches quite happily to the back porch of Chateau Ouilmette. I know it is going to be a hot day today, but right now it is lovely outside. The cats are lounging with me. I have a pot of coffee and a macbook. Miraculous indeed! LOL.
Have a great day. I am preaching about the AIDSRide (now defunct) and free steaks. I think it will work. We'll see. Maybe I should bring my bike with me to church.