I don't have a sermon series slide to show you. This Sunday's sermon is a stand-alone. I'll be preaching on Ichabod, a character from the Old Testament. His name meant, "God has abandoned us." I think that's a pretty lousy name.
If you have a favorite name (good or bad) please share it with me (you can leave the comment), it might make it into the sermon. There is only one requirement: you have to have actually MET the person you name, or be able to point me proof that the name really exists. I don't want a bunch of Lemonjello and Orangejello comments! I already plan to mention Trivia Riddle, Will Power, Ivan Odor, and Harry Pitts (Harry is a minister in Lebanon, Indiana). Now to various fun things that happened this week. I had the opportunity to speak at Milligan's College's fun fresheman day at Doe River Gorge. They end the day with worship. I'm always a little intimidated when I speak to an all-college crowd, but things seemed to go well. They were warmed up by a David Butzu led worship time (David is the worship guy at Hopwood Christian Church, he's in the above picture). He did an amazing job of bringing various worship cultures together in a fresh setting.
On Sunday night the church gave me a little celebration for the completion of the D.Min. degree. Tom Root sang some Root-Originals for us and Buddy and Becky Swain made us all smile with their rendition of a My Fair Lady inspired spoof on my doctoral work. Buddy played the part of me while Becky played the part of Eliza DoVeryLittle. They are amazing.