is this for real?

After watching and laughing over this video, I wondered if twenty-five years from now somebody will look at my "ministry" and think I was way out of wack.  They’ll watch and laugh over me too, you know.  In 18 years of pastoring, I’ve already had more than enough times of embarrassment all in the name of my ego and whit.  We can be so well-intentioned in a moment, thinking we are cutting edge… or cute… or creative… but time can have a way of humbling us a bit.


  1. Paul, you don’t have any unsolved tension with your educational experiences, do you? All I know is that I’ve got to get me some glasses like the woman on the left. Those are fantastic!

  2. 1. this is what happened at staff parties of liberal bible colleges back then.
    2. this is what happens when the syllabus gives an “option” for a creative feature instead of a paper.
    3. this is what happens when you’re not allowed to play Rook at seminary.
    That’s all I have to say about that! Too funny man.

  3. Well, that little video made an otherwise bleak day just a little bit more hilarious. Probably one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in awhile. Personally though, I think ministry is more about reaching people at the point in time where they’re at. The Bible itself transcends through all ages, but our approaches and responses to it tend to be flavored by our current culture and our collective state of mind as a ministry. 25 years from now, will we look back and chuckle on how ministry was carried out? There’s definitely a chance of that. But the fact that ministry was relevant AT THE TIME is what really matters, to me at least. With that I leave you with my favorite quote from the above video “[Jesus] taught me how to praise my God and still play rock and roll” That, and the random part about the Mountie that I had to listen to twice to understand what he was saying…

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