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Pitching Tents

Ive being sitting on this one for a while, and I'm picking most of you would have seen this. But it just is so brilliant that a moment like this was caught on video that just in case you haven't, here it is. Ive had a number of these moments myself. In the last week (which has contained nine talks!!!) Ive managed to say "I wet my bed" instead of wept in my bed, "the message virgin" instead of the Message Version, and had a meeting destroyed by a bird (the animal not a girl) that flew around the heads of a bunch of kids... But Ive got nothing on this guy. You have to turn it up loud to really hear it.

Email from the actual guy which if found here, but Ive pasted it below.

Hi there,
Wow…I never knew that I’d be famous for my theology on“TENTS and how to PITCH them”!! If you ever need a speaker for your camps or retreats, my specialties are subjects that most people “feel uncomfortable with”…I’m the kind of guy that just speaks what really“needs to be heard”…I really get to the “heart of the matter”…”what everybody’s thinking’ but nobody will say”!! HEHEHE
My name is Blake and I am a High School Pastor at an awesome church in Parker, Colorado, even though they don’t claim me anymore. I recently sent out an email about a sermon I was preaching and I explained that I was going through a series called, “Ignite”, which was a series from Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX. However, the way that I tackled the account of Lot was probably a little different slant than the way that Ed Young preached it!!!! In fact, he didn’t hold a candle to the way that I “undressed that passage”…I threw him under the table!! (I’Im sure he’ll read this, so let me say this publicly…”I did a much better job of preaching your sermon than you could ever dream!!!)
So, in case you didn’t get the first audio clip that circled the globe over night, then you’ll need a little explaining. I was doing a quick recap of the series and I was explaining to my students that bad company corrupts good character and that we shouldn’t “pitch our tents” to close to evil. Let me warn you though, that my version of the Bible might not read quite like yours. Dude, you try and say it out loud…it’s hard to say, alright…so get off me!!! It’s amazing how switching around one letter like an “N” can change the entire phrase!!! The look on my face after I said it is absolutely priceless. Push pause after I “let it fly” and look at the horror in my eyes…my left eye actually crosses…funny stuff!!!!!!!
So, since there have been hundreds of requests for the video, here it is!!! Now, while I’ve got you here, I just want to thank you for all your emails confirming the fact that I’m an idiot!! I’m going down in ablaze of glory on this one…I’ll forever be known as the pinching ____guy!! I’m trying to embrace this new identity, but to be honest I’m not real sure I’m diggin’ it! What’s become of me…my parents,grandparents, my children, and my poor wife will have to carry this legacy for years to come. They had such incredible dreams for my life…they wanted me to be a well-polished and dignified–”Prince of all Preachers”…well, maybe I did become that in my own way…I don’t know!! All I know to say is…”Thank God for His GRACE!!!” After talking with God about this whole thing, He let me know that when it happened… all of heaven fell to their side, they started beating the ground, with tears streaming down their face, and Lot was running around pinching himself, and all the heavenly hosts roared with laughter…just like you did!!!!
God’s favorite character,
Blake Bergstrom High School Pastor Southeast Christian Church

Not only that... the dude then gets pranked... check out the vid here

What a legend.

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“Pitching Tents”

  1. Blogger the kyle Says:

    LOL! I have to commend the guy. He has gone through plenty of flack for such a tiny little thing! I'm glad he can take a joke and has learned how to laugh at himself... he even get's blamed for hitting a bear!? LOL!


  2. Blogger Sir H C Llenrad Says:

    Snap. Unfortunately the link doesn't seem to be working any more.

    (I win the race on this one - I posted the same link to the same letter back in February 2006)