Matt Lortie, a Tyndale student, is speaking at Richview this week. Yesterday, we met at Starbucks and went over his sermon. It was fun. We tossed around ideas, and things came pretty easily – a lot easier than normal, when I sat in my study alone and try to come up with everything myself. I’m learning this about myself and the process of sermon preparation. The old model of the pastor sitting in his study alone and producing a sermon is a bogus one. With Matt yesterday, and with my fellow students in Boston, I learned that it’s a lot easier to clarify and sharpen what we’re going to say after some interaction with others. It’s also a lot more fun to do work at Starbucks, but that’s a different story.