Random Thoughts for February 16, 2016
- I put my trusty IKEA Galant L desk out to pasture this week, after 10 years of use. It's been a good desk, but I wanted a work surface that would get me off of my keister more often. After a bunch of research, I finally purchased an Autonomous Desk Pro, and thus far, I'm happy with it. I'm typing this standing up, which won't make me magically slim, but it's a start.
- Psalm 82 is weird.
- Related: I started listening to the audiobook of Michael Heiser's The Unseen Realm yesterday. I'm finding it to be challenging in several ways, all of them good (thus far). (Mike is the scholar in residence at FaithLife/Logos (my past employer), and while our tenures at Logos didn't overlap much, we share many friends.) I'm curious to see how convinced I am at the end of the book, but he's got my attention!
- So I've been preaching off and on for the past 20 years. I've been both a pastor and a youth pastor. I've done pulpit supply for half a dozen churches in the area. You could even argue that what I do every week in my Sunday school class is pretty close to preaching. But I have never been ordained, nor have I even been "licensed to preach" - which, as I understand it, is like a prerequisite step to ordination in some circles. What I want to know is this: If you get caught preaching without a license, do you get a ticket? Is there a fine involved?