Posted by: Chris Sandel | May 21, 2008

Pitching Tents

This is an all time classic youth ministry slip.  Blake, the guy preaching, was actually a student minister at Southeast Christian Church in Parker, CO when he preached this sermon.  He came after I left but I did a summer internship there in 2002.  It is a great church and, from the few chances I’ve had to talk to him, he is a really great guy.  I met him a couple of times at our mega church conference and he always came across and a really personable, authentic guy. 

This clip has become a classic in youth ministry and you can see why.  Blake’s reaction is priceless.  I know he’s had a tough time living this down (they showed in front of like 5,000-6,000 people at conference I was at once) but it really is a mistake anyone could make.  Lesson learned though.  If ever teaching a lesson about Lot I’ll avoid language anything like this.



  1. Hahahahahaha.This was totally funny,I was crying with laughter —– You fired!!!!

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