Why the T4G Guys Are Silent

Challies has the scoop. It is possible that Challies might be exaggerating some elements of his analysis.

15 Comments

  1. E. C. Hock said,

    December 5, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Lane,

    Are you serious? If it is even half accurate, I find the description of the what happened among these men of the gospel lamentable, if not disturbing. Ironically, the spirit of the game took over the heart of their relationship. Hopefully, in time the spell of the gospel, and its relational implications, will override their competativeness. Maybe they can read through Galatians together over cigars, and play a game of hearts. If this account were published in their church news bulletins, they would soon find a way to over- come, reconcile, put the matter in the right light and get T4G up and going again. Pastors heal thyself!

  2. G.C. Berkley said,

    December 5, 2008 at 9:48 am

    I don’t know, I think he’s being “balanced and fair” in his analysis. I hope everyone makes up though…

  3. RBerman said,

    December 5, 2008 at 10:16 am

    What an absurd explanation. Those guys would never stoop to 4th Edition.

  4. Scott said,

    December 5, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Not sure what to think of this- whether it is intended to be facetious, irreverent humor, or what.

    It does not hold up esteemed leaders or our faith in a charitable light. I’m not sure it is expedient to disseminate.

  5. Ben said,

    December 6, 2008 at 1:28 am

    uh…are you sure this isn’t sarcasm? I don’t read Challies very often, but I would be shocked if this wasn’t just a joke.

  6. greenbaggins said,

    December 6, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Guys, it is a total hoax and tongue in cheek explanation! It is meant to be side-splittingly funny! Some people’s sense of humor appears to be somewhat under-developed. My comment is also meant to be WAY understatedly funny.

  7. Bret McAtee said,

    December 6, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Well, it wasn’t particularly funny though it was clearly apocryphal.

    It might have been more funny if the apocrypha had been set in a bar and the argument between the Baptists was over which post preaching adult beverage was the most relaxing.

  8. natrimony said,

    December 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

    greenbaggins,

    Thanks for the hilarious link. I also really like the snow.

  9. G.C. Berkley said,

    December 6, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Uh, what snow? You OK, natrimony?

    (just kidding)

  10. Jeff Cagle said,

    December 6, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I found it mildly amusing, but check out the link from one of the comments below the article:

  11. Stephen Welch said,

    December 6, 2008 at 10:52 am

    You all obviously have more time on your hands then most of us :-)

  12. E. C. Hock said,

    December 6, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Good one, Lane :). And yes, the snow is a nice touch.

  13. Roy said,

    December 6, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Snow? On a blog presenting and wrestling with truth? Oh, I get it. Nice but brrrr. Snow comes to Tulsa, and I’m not sure I like the anticipation….

  14. rfwhite said,

    December 6, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    We’ve all been snowed by Lane. Yuk, yuk.

    And the longer I linger here … the deeper it gets at the bottom of the screen … until it … melts.

  15. Chris Rehers said,

    December 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I thought the post was cute. It was obvious that it was meant to be funny…and if you didn’t get the hint by the time Dr. Piper was mentioned as the DM then…well you need to relax.

    Cheers and thanks for the link,

    Chris Rehers


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