Tuesday, April 08, 2008

About Texas...

Just a quick report on my trip to Texas. God gave me the grace to preach 5 times between Friday night and Sunday morning. Four of those messages were to the men of Kerrville Bible Church and Believer’s Fellowship (San Antonio). The fifth message was at KBC on Sunday morning.

Things I learned:

  • Believer’s Fellowship has a long-standing connection to our missionary, Charles Woodrow.
  • Texans are not impressed when you tell them you drive a ’91 GMC Sierra pick-up... unless it is a V-10 diesel.
  • Men are men, wherever you go.
  • Texan men have a lot of guns.
  • Texan men like to shoot their guns.
  • Texan men know a lot about their guns.
  • It is hot in Texas.It took me exactly 17 minutes to burn.
  • You should not mess with men named, “Buzz.”
  • Texans are some of the kindest people I have met.
  • Delta must be owned by Air Canada... see Tim Challies for explanation.


  1. Welcome back, Paul! We missed you.

    I agree with your assessment of Texan men. We travel to Texas once a year to visit my father, and I do enjoy the cultural differences.

    Although it wasn't until I made a business trip to Houston that I realized there really are such things as V-10 diesel pickup trucks. You could tow my house down the highway with once of those!

    The gun culture is a bit shocking to my delicate Canadian sensibilities, but I'd love to try skeet shooting someday. Did you have a chance?

    And truly, Texans are indeed some of the kindest people I've ever met as well. Their neighbourliness, their relaxed chatting with strangers, are breaths of fresh air.

    So, how y'all doin' today?

  2. Are those V-10s custom? Factory Fords and GMs are V-8s (Ford has a V-10 gas), Dodge diesels are I-6s. Only Volkswagen (!) has a V-10 diesel from the factory.

    I know this because most Albertans are Redneck and proud of it - Canada's Texas, if you will (even though we're not the biggest province).

    BTW, I drive a Toyota Corolla and I have never owned a gun. Sigh. I still love my Alberta beef, though!

  3. Whups, maybe I'm caught out here. My colleague's truck was a V-10, but I guess it was gas, not diesel.

    It wasn't custom, and it wasn't a Volkswagon (that's funny, though).

    PS: I drive a Toyota Corolla also, but I do have a pellet rifle. Does that count?

  4. Tomgee - It may not count in Texas unless it's at least a .45.

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....God Bless Texas!

    And no, as a native Texas myself, I will go ahead and tell you that a Toyota Corolla and a pellet gun do not count. Unless of course the Corolla is up on blocks in the front yard, and you're shooting squirrels with your pellet gun from your kitchen window.