In a couple of hours I’ll be preaching in front of this class, and one of the top homiletics professors in the world. I love preaching when it’s motivated properly. It’s hard to keep those motivations in view in this type of setting. I’ll try to keep centered. I’m preaching on Daniel 4 on how God humbles the proud. The other person who preached on this passage related how God humbled him in preparing for this message. I wonder what God has in store for me… Update: The sermon went pretty well. It’s intimidating preaching in front of the guy who wrote the book on preaching. But it’s been a good experience. There has been a genius in the way we’ve learned. Rather than being lectured, we’ve been thrown in the deep end. Next year we’ll learn more deductively. Haddon Robinson is an incredible man. He had the class over for dinner at his house tonight. I’ve been amazed at how real he is, how wise, how connected with what it takes to communicate today. I have a world of respect for him.