Friday, October 20, 2006

More Tall Tales From HAC


I received an email a couple of weeks ago from one of our readers who had found a real gem of a sermon on the Hyles Anderson College website. I understand that this sermon is preached in a chapel setting, but you must get a load of the perfect stories and illustrations used. I highly recommend putting your waders on before wasting 5o minutes or so on this jewel--if you have some time to kill and won't blame me when it is over, have a listen to it here.

P.S. Sorry we have been so slack in posting lately--Josh is buried in seminary classes and I have a newborn, 6.5 and 8 year old in the house. I have recently had some communication with someone who was actually at Pillsbury when all of these stories supposedly happened. I am going to protect his identity, but I will let you know what I find out soon.

Feel free to post some of your thoughts after listening to this stuff--I still cannot believe that I used to be able to sit through this kind of garbage without busting a gut--sad to say the least. What I also find interesting is that I don't remember ever hearing most of these stories--now they are suddenly crystal clear and able to be shared with the masses. I am looking forward to more of these stories--Pastor Schaap makes his father-in-law seem almost dull with his storytelling prowess...! Truly entertaining.

ENJOY!

Phineas

***DISCLAIMER: Josh and I in no way, shape, or form endorse the heavy metal band from Sweden known as The Storyteller.

6 comments:

Don Fields said...

Every student must have heard about that! I look forward to hearing what happened from another student.

David T. said...

Hmmm.... interested to hear the rest of the story on Pillsbury and the alleged Hyper-Calvinism. Given the way Hammond folks misuse the term "neo-evangelical" I would not be suprised to see the use of "Hyper-Calvinism" as mere hyperbole.
Other than that, it is yet another message of, read the text then go off for 30-45 mins.

Patrick Berryman said...

He certainly spins a good yarn. I'd love to hear from just one other person who was there to witness this assault.

Mike Hess said...

I'm really looking forward to hearing the confirmation from Schaap's former classmate. I remember sitting in chapel in years gone by wondering to myself - "Why don't these spectacular things ever happen to me?" I must have been missing the "power" of God on my life or something. Or, it could be that I never learned the art of embellishment.

This is one of many examples of the pulpit at HAC becoming nothing more than a platform of story telling contests to rouse up the hysterics.

Mike

PT Barnum said...

david,

Schaap either does not know the difference between hyper-Calvinism and regular Calvinism or he knows but wants to keep setting up the strawman. He loves to get the natives restless whether preaching at HAC chapel or FBCH on the weekend.

Patrick,

Absolutely correct. The image building and drama go hand in hand. I have been in my current church for 7 years now and have yet to hear a tear-jerking personal story from my pastor. I did not realize until I left how manipulative these "true stories" can be.

Mike,

I believe it was that you never felt comfortable lying while you were preaching. It always amazes me to hear someone explain their pragmatic view of this type of storytelling.

Matthew

Anonymous said...

tHERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN hYPER CALVINISM AND CALVINISM EXCEPT IN THE MINDS OF THE FOLLOWERS OF CALVIN THE MURDERER.

THE REASON YOUR PASTORS HAS NO 'TEAR JERKING STORIES' IS BECAUSE YOUR HEART IS AS COLD AS HIS I ASSUME