Sunday morning is Rally Day (official beginning of Sunday School) for this I make a large gutter ice cream sundae. (We take a six foot long piece of gutter, line it with plastic wrap, and scoop in tons of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles. The kids get messy, sticky and a little crazy. Each year I try to convince one of the kids to drink what is left over, but they just look at me like I have horns growing out of my head.
For the sermon I have doing my semi-famous yearly proclamation on the Bible. This year I am not going the via negativa (apophatic tradition) but instead am going the direction of four arguments for reading the Bible. The Tautology, The Tradition, The NPR, and the Travis Norvell argument. I will reveal their contents after the sermon is delivered on Sunday, come on folks I am not handing out my words before I speak them.
Writing a sermon always surprises me. Sometimes I come up with stuff and think wow I came up with that, other times I am like no way I wrote garbage like that. This sermon, right now, I feel good about.