Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Dream of Pastor Rick

There's not really a dignified way to explain dreams, is there? Well, at least I try here. And if not, I hope you find the experience amusing.

(If you *really* want to laugh, hit the tag at the bottom of this entry & go read about the dream I had with Nick Saban a year ago. That's some funny stuff.)

So, in my dream, I was spending some one-on-one time with Rick Warren out at his church's facilities in California -- picking his brain, asking him questions. The last thing I remember asking was this, pretty much verbatim:

"I'd never heard this until recently, but I understand that you made a 40-year commitment to lead the Saddleback Church. (He's nodding in agreement. And I can sense that he senses where the question is going, so I say...) I know that a lot of folks would like to know what you plan to do after that. What I would like to know is this: will you ever step higher?"

For my HU friends who took Monte's "Missionary Anthropology" class & saw the video of him about to leave Kenya, you probably snickered. But I was serious in my dream.

Pastor Rick hemmed & hawed. But then he said, "Well, if I could ever serve my country as President, that would be pretty high, too."

Is America ready to become a Purpose Driven Nation? Probably not. But we can dream...


Dan said...

I had a dream last night that I was at my church, and they had taken the matzos out of the Lord's Supper plates and replaced it with popcorn. Then they passed them around again with cauliflower in them, for people who are trying to be healthy. I guess the church of my dreams is a universalist church.

Jonathan Storment said...

I loved that Monte Video. I will never step higher than I am right now. Great stuff.

Well that's weird, I like Warren too, but I have never dreamed of him. I am sure Sigmund Freud would have a field day.