Friday, February 23, 2007

Things I didn't know: No 4

The pastor that stands up and documents his pain is a bad pastor.

John Piper, 41mins into this talk.

' sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;...' 2 Cor.6:10


Allan Him said...

Dear Mr. Shedden,

I've just read your post on heroes, and I thought that if you didn't know already, then you would probably be interested to know that the webpage of the church where Ian currently ministers is found at

His pastoral letters are a delight.

Simon Spencer said...

Some more things that the Shed does not know:

1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

2.The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

3.It is physically impossible to lick your elbow.

Daniel Warlock said...

This is something that David does know: Elvis had a hearty appetite, as evidenced by the following anecdote.

Fool's Gold Loaf is a sandwich made by a restaurant in Denver called the Colorado Gold Mine Company. The sandwich consists of a single loaf of hollowed out, warmed bread, one jar of peanut butter and jelly each, and a pound of bacon. The name of the sandwich is derived from its price of $49.95.

One night Elvis was at his home, Graceland, in Memphis entertaining Capt. Jerry Kennedy of the Denver Colorado police force, and Ron Pietrafeso of Colorado's Strike Force Against Crime. The three men began discussing the sandwich and Elvis decided he wanted one right then. So they were driven to the Memphis airport and boarded Elvis's private jet, the Lisa Marie, and flew the two hours to Denver. When they arrived in Denver at 1:40 AM the plane taxied to a special hangar where the passengers were greeted by the owner of the Colorado Gold Mine Company and his wife who had brought 22 fresh Fool's Gold Loaves for the men. They spent three hours in the hangar eating the sandwiches. Typical of Elvis's generosity, he invited the pilots of the plane, Milo High and Elwood Davis, to join them. When they were done, they flew back to Memphis without ever leaving the airport.

Boris Borofski said...

This is something that Shedden does not know:

Eric Heffer, the British member of parliament, was famous for walking out of meetings in protest.

One day when I was serving on the Labour's National Executive Committee, Eric rose from the table and marched straight into a stationery cupboard; from which a few embarrassing moments later he came out of and rejoined the meeting.

This is an excerpt from the memoirs of Boris Bofofski, former British cabinet minister and reformed perjurer, due to be published in the summer.

Melinda said...

You didn't like John Piper, then? I heard him speak twice and enjoyed his teachings.

The One-Armed Bandit said...

Something Simon Spencer does not know:

Licking your own elbow is a very simple task.

All you need is a chainsaw and a high pain threshold.