The stipulation, “anyone presently alive” does narrow the field a bit, but otherwise I probably would not be able to find a big enough table.
Ravi Zacharias is at the top of my list. He is a phenomenal apologist with a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. Plus, a fun accent. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Alastair Begg is also a great preacher with a cool accent and humorous style.
Tim Tebow, even though I am not a sports fan, I admire him for his bold faith and committment to Christ in the face of situations that could easily lend him to self-gratification.
Sean Connery, because, well, he’s Sean Connery. I mean really, who wouldn’t want him at an elegant dinner party?
Alan Rickman, simply for his role as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility if nothing else.
Tim Hawkins and Brad Stine, for their hilarious and clean humor. They are my two favorite Christian comedians, although their presence may possibly detract from the elegance. On second thought, scratch them. We’ll save them for a birthday party or something of that nature.
Leonardo di Caprio. I won’t lie. It’s because he’s gorgeous. But I also think he’s a great actor. No really I do.
Julie Andrews, because she is classy and I loved her in every movie of hers I watched. She doesn’t steal attention, she is given it freely.
Sarah Palin. I know this throws the political card in, but no matter which party you support, she is a pretty incredible woman. She hunts, fishes, camps, chose to keep a child who she knew would have defects its entire life, and stood by her daughter through her unexpected pregnancy. Not only that, but she still can pull off class and elegance very well.
And last but not least, I would love to have my pastor there. He is great company and I would be selfish to have all these fantastic people there for glittering conversation and not bring him along when I know that there are a million things he would love to ask them as well.
So who’s coming to dinner with you?