Pray for You and Flunk You
A. T. Robertson was a famous Bible teacher and a beloved seminary lecturer. He was also known as a tough professor. At the time, students would stand in class and recite from memory long passages from their assigned books. Sometimes it went well for students; other times it didn’t. Once after a particularly poor performance, Dr. Robertson said to a student, “Well, excuse me, brother, but all I can do for you is pray for you and flunk you.
(Everette Gill, A Biography of A. T. Robertson)
Tales of the Past: pt1
So here’s a story:
Kids in my Sunday School Class (13-15) had started saying “That’s so Pimp!” and various things like that. Our Bible Teacher (who looked exactly like Ned Flanders, no lie… he even wore the sweaters) told us a story to inform the class what a Pimp was, obviously trying to get us to stop using ‘Pimp’ as something to be admired. This is how it went down:
The story involved him going up to a Hooker (not knowing she was a Prostitute) and trying to break $20. When it finally clicked what she was, he left in a panic causing her Pimp to chased him into some clothing store. He told us he hid behind a rack for 15 minutes while the Pimp tried and failed to find him. Afterwards, he said he went home and cried. (This is not an exaggeration, he actually told pre-teens he cried like a little girl.)
Needless to say, the whole class respected him after that…