Well, I just finished 16 enjoyable weeks with our onsite Master of Divinity students in the preaching course. After listening to 18 sermons (2 from each) from these student pastors, I am optimistic about the future of Christian preaching. They are passionate about God, His word, and the churches they serve as pastor. To be honest, they are also one of the wackiest groups I have ever taught. Of course, you have to be a little wacky to believe that the almighty God might decide to show up through the preacher's sacrament of words to accomplish the impossible in the lives of people.