Maybe you don’t have this at your church. Maybe the small round table and single chair is something unique to North Point, where I attend. But I can’t help wondering when the standard pulpit evolved into the modern furniture we now find on lots of stages. Have you seen this? It’s a high-legged table and a hip looking chair in most cases. I think about it a lot. Is that bad? Do I have a poor attention span if I wonder about that chair for minutes on end? Does that reflect poorly on me?
Probably, which is why if I really shouldn’t share the 3 things that I think most about the chair and the table:
1. The super salesperson
I have a theory that the salesperson who once sold choir robes lost their job when we stared doing more worship music and rock band kind of services in church. So instead they started selling a single chair and a table to churches across the country.
2. My favorite pair
I slept in a hotel recently and missed my pillow. I wonder if the same thing happens to pastors. Like when Andy Stanley travels to speak at conferences, does he bring his chair and table with him or does he use whatever they’ve got at the conference? And did he name the table, “pinkie” or is that only me and my pillow?
3. The cocky chair
Do you think the chair has developed a bit of an ego at this point? I’m assuming during the rest of the week it’s just a normal, tall chair used around the church. Does it brag about being the special chair? Do they rotate them so that animosity in the chair community does not develop?
What’s next on stage? Maybe ministers will start giving more sermons from the knitted embrace of a hammock? Or they’ll start whittling and smoking corn cob pipes from rocking chairs? Or some Christian author will write a book about being a cowboy and mechanical bulls will get popular. Hard to say, but please know, I’m waiting on the edge of my seat. (That was horrible. Ugh, what a terrible pun. I should have taken that joke off the table. Ugh, even worse. My apologies.)