Sound System Gas

So one of my most favorite people in the world is Tree Akers. He has recently left Greenwood to take a youth minister job in Kentucky. The interim pastor at his church is an amazing man who has been one of my seminary professors – possibly the smartest man in the world except maybe the man I sat by at the counter at the Waffle House late tonight. Anyway, Tree sent me an e-mail that happenned at his church a couple of weeks ago that is pretty priceless. The following happenned during the sermon at Tree’s church:

As Chad was going along, suddenly the sound system began to act up. It was a combination crackling/buzzing sound that lasted about ten seconds. In short, it was the perfect fart sound you had ever heard. Not to loud, but just loud enough. Well, everybody seemed to be laughing. Chad kept saying “it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me”. Toward the end of that little debacle, he stated “it is at this point in seminary that they tell you to just keep pressing forward and preach on.” Of course everybody was laughing and got a kick out of it. But the line that literally broke me I think kind of went unnoticed… “If that was going to happen, I should have at least gotten a little tingle out of it.” Oh my word. HILARIOUS!

You know at North Side, we are always trying to think of ways to impact people where they are thinking about what they experienced all day long…This isn’t a bad idea…

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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  1. I tell ya. This happened two weeks ago, and it is still an experience that has helped me to recall that morning. One other thing to add to this story….
    That evening, Dr. Brand was sharing a few weeks that what he wanted to say was… “If I was a teenager, I would have claimed that one.”
    And now you know the rest of the story.

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