I received a kind welcome today at FLCC. I think this is one of the most engaged congregations I have ever experienced in terms of interaction during a sermon. Lots of non-verbal communication, and even some verbal responses. I was a bit thrown back, but it was very positive, and about everything a Lutheran preacher can hope for (we tend not to be as interactive in sermons as some other traditions). I appreciate that people are invested in hearing the word of God and making practical applications.
Whew! The heat of the stage lights at FLCC is pretty intense--I need to make some adjustments so I don't pass out...but I'm glad you have them for the sake of the web and local cable TV broadcasts, which I am also glad you do.
In case you were interested in the Robert Fulghum book "Maybe (Maybe Not)" I referenced in the Sunday sermon, here is a link to take a look at the book. I'll post a reading list soon so you can take a look at some of the books I have been reading that might influence my thoughts.
I hope you have a great Labor Day. I'm glad the weather has cooled down a little for my half-marathon in Woodinville tomorrow morning!