Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Quote Game Entry from a Man Who Is Not Shy

This is a pretty familiar name. I expect some readers will know it quite well. Even more than most of these quotes, the identity and milieu of the person who is saying these things is rather significant.
To me, for a man to stand and preach a topical sermon (I don't mean to be unkind) but it is ultimate gall.
I'll send a TNIV to anyone who gets this one unless I have to offer more than three hints (if necessary). He also said this in the same context:
Regrettably, I have to believe that anytime you stand up and face a congregation these days in the average [Baptist] church, you're looking at thirty to forty percent that have neve been born again.

26 comments:

Irenaeus II said...

Page Patterson

Irenaeus II said...

I take it back. I will go with Mohler.

Frank Sansone said...

Devers?

Ashley P. said...

Mark Dever.

Paul said...

Who is Devers?

Frank Sansone said...

Sorry, Dever not Devers. Oops.

Ben said...

Both guesses are wrong. Gail Devers, former American Olympian sprinter and hurdler, would have been wrong too.

Ryan Martin said...

Broadus.

ben said...

Nope.

Ryan Martin said...

Could I have TNIV anyway?

Ben said...

This blog is about grace but not "cheap grace." Let's not get carried away. I'm assuming you want a TNIV because you think it would be valuable for use in your church's youth ministry. If you'll send me all your teens' addresses, I'll get a TNIV to as many of them as possible.

Do you ever wonder if people read this stuff and think we're serious?

Ryan Martin said...

I get mistaken for being serious all the time. I think it's the beard.

I mean, more than one person actually thought that Scott turned 19 yesterday.

I essentially want the TNIV for the same reason I wanted my copy of the Book of Mormon.

Ashley P said...

Time for a hint...

ben said...

That reminds me. I have an extra copy of the BoM that I would gladly substitute for a TNIV if anyone ever prefers it.

As far as a hint goes, y'all started off warmer and got colder.

Ryan Martin said...

Begg.

I don't know if I'm allowed to guess twice, but I really want that TNIV.

Andy Efting said...

Frank Hamrick

Ben said...

No and no.

Bob Bixby said...

Steve Lawson

Ben said...

No, and not that close to the right answer, but that's an awfully good guess.

Irenaeus II said...

Yeah, I am going with Tom Nettles. It sounds more like an SBC guy than a fundy guy. Fundies are always talking about themselves.

ben said...

Not Nettles either. Does he talk about preaching much?

I heard this in a spoken word format. That's hint #2. Only one more freebie before the TNIV's off the table.

Andy Efting said...

Jerry Vines

Ben said...

No, but I think that's a pretty good guess too. I've never heard Vines, but I can imagine he might say that from secondhand info.

Irenaeus II said...

Fine, Paige Patterson.

ben said...

Finally. I can't believe you almost blew that one.

Send me your mailing address and I'll get the TNIV right in the mail.

Anonymous said...

Page Patterson = Wrong

Paige Patterson = Right

So, this was really just a spelling bee?