A true story from the teacher’s edition for a BJU Press Bible Truths textbook, which I’m now halfway through editing:

A Christian college student interested in a Christian girl at the same school couldn’t decide whether dating her was God’s will. In an attempt to discover God’s will, he decided to “put out a fleece.” He actually placed a towel on the street outside his dormitory. He had determined that if the towel was wet the next morning, he would keep dating the girl. If the towel was dry, he would break up with her. The young man was overjoyed when it rained that night. On rushing outside, however, he found that someone had parked a car over his towel. He broke up with the girl.

BJU Bible Truths official assessment of this story, which I left unedited because I agreed with it:

God’s will isn’t determined by such ridiculous methods.

My question: What if the car had been parked over only half the towel?

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

1 Comment

  1. Luke Seelenbinder on January 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Excellent point!

    But, if it had be parked over half the towel, the whole towel would have been wet (towels make excellent wicks) 😉

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