Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Book, Hyles, or CCM?

It's time for a new feature here at Paleoevangelical. I owe this concept to an old friend and former Greek teacher, DP. He likes to call this game, "Book, Hyles, or CCM." Here's the deal: I'll give you several titles. Each of them is a real title of a Christian book, a Jack Hyles sermon, or a CCM song title. I'll set a deadline for all guesses, and whoever gets the most right wins a great prize--usually an encouraging word from the staff here at Paleo.

The rules are no Googling or any other use of the internet, but you may consult your personal sermon tape collection, browse Christian bookstore shelves (but not on Sunday, even though Family Bookstores are open), and your private CD wallet stuffed under the driver's seat in your car (for any students returning to fundamentalist colleges).

So here goes round one. The deadline for guesses is noon on Thursday. I'll plan to announce the winner sometime later that day.
  1. So Long Self
  2. Fresh Oil
  3. Captivating
  4. Go Wash Your Girdle
  5. The Bush Still Burns
  6. Rumors of Another World
  7. Come & Drink
  8. Let It Rise
If we need a tiebreaker, I'll post a request for all tied parties to post the author(s) of the book(s) and the artist(s) of the song(s). Oh yeah, and the text(s) of Scripture for the Hyles sermon(s) (obviously, "no text cited" is a possible option).

20 comments:

MatthewT said...

My guesses ... (and yes, this was fun)

So Long Self - Hyles
Fresh Oil - CCM
Captivating -- CCM
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Book
Rumors of Another World - CCM
Come & Drink - Book
Let It Rise - CCM

Coach C said...

So Long Self - CCM
Fresh Oil - Hyles (I think I have this one)
Captivating - CCM
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Book
Rumors of Another World
Come & Drink - Hyles
Let It Rise - Book

Ashley Proctor said...

So Long Self - CCM
Fresh Oil - Hyles
Captivating -- CCM
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Book
Rumors of Another World - Book
Come & Drink - Hyles
Let It Rise - CCM

8/08/2006 1:36 PM


Coach C said...
So Long Self - CCM
Fresh Oil - Hyles (I think I have this one)
Captivating - CCM
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Book
Rumors of Another World
Come & Drink - Hyles
Let It Rise - Book

8/08/2006 1:53 PM

Ben said...

Coach C,

I realize "Rumors of Another World" is a real stumper, but you might want to take a shot anyway.

After all you have a one in three shot. I know you weren't a math ed major or anything, but those odds are pretty decent. ;-)

Andy Efting said...

So Long Self -- book
Fresh Oil -- book
Captivating -- ccm
Go Wash Your Girdle -- hyles
The Bush Still Burns -- hyles
Rumors of Another World -- book
Come & Drink -- ccm
Let It Rise - ccm

G-Harmony said...

My guess is that they are all Hyles.

Ben said...

Now that would be pretty cheeky of me, wouldn't it?

Better have your texts (or lack thereof) lined up in case someone calls your bluff.

Mike Hess said...

So Long Self - CCM
Fresh Oil - Hyles
Captivating - Book
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Hyles
Rumors of Another World - Book
Come & Drink - Book
Let It Rise - CCM

Paul said...

Ben,

Kudos for resurrecting this epic game; DP pretty much let it die.

So Long Self--Book
Fresh Oil--Hyles
Captivating--Book
Go Wash Your Girdle--Hyles
The Bush Still Burns--Hyles
Rumors of Another World--Book
Come & Drink--CCM
Let It Rise--CCM

Rick said...

So Long Self-CCM
Fresh Oil-Hyles
Captivating-Book
Go Wash Your Girdle-Hyles
The Bush Still Burns-Hyles
Rumors of Another World-Book
Come And Drink-Hyles
Let It Rise-CCM

Rick said...

For those of you who guessed right on the CCM songs, this is revealing your true colors!

Joshua R said...

So Long Self - ccm
Fresh Oil - hyles
Captivating -- ccm
Go Wash Your Girdle - hyles
The Bush Still Burns - hyles
Rumors of Another World - ccm
Come & Drink - book
Let It Rise- ccm

Coach C said...

Sorry - I have no idea why my post appears twice and why I neglected to answer one of the titles - Rumors of Another World is CCM.

lil texan said...

So Long Self - CCM
Fresh Oil - Hyles
Captivating - CCM
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Hyles
Rumors of Another World - book
Come & Drink - Hyles
Let It Rise - CCM

Fundamentally Reformed said...

Here are my guesses,

So Long Self - CCM
Fresh Oil - Hyles
Captivating - Book
Go Wash Your Girdle - Hyles
The Bush Still Burns - Hyles
Rumors of Another World - CCM
Come & Drink - Book
Let it Rise - CCM

Nik C said...

True colors? I think the second C in CCM stands for Christian...

Ben said...

Here are the correct answers:

1. So Long Self--CCM
2. Fresh Oil--HYLES
3. Captivating--BOOK
4. Go Wash Your Girdle--HYLES
5. The Bush Still Burns--HYLES
6. Rumors of Another World--BOOK
7. Come & Drink--BOOK
8. Let It Rise--CCM

Great job, Mike Hess. You got all eight right.

As your prize, you can post anonymously here for a week, and I will interact with your anonymous comments!

Nice job also to Rick and FundamentallyReformed, who each got 7/8. You all did so great I'm starting to wonder if the readership here consists solely of former FBCHammond members who now work as Christian bookstore managers.

Next time won't be so easy.

Andy Efting said...

Fresh Oil appears to be both a Hyles sermon and CCM:

http://www.riveroflifecbs.com/products/RF11D

Of course, I guessed "book" so this fact doesn't do me any good.

Ben said...

Thanks for the tip. Fortunately scandal is avoided as this does not affect the outcome of the contest.

Excuse me while I go fire my research team.

Michael C. said...

This post and the comments have cracked me up. Thanks.