Sunday, December 30, 2007
It Will Be Worth It All...
Asked recently who he'd most like to meet in Heaven (other than Jesus, of course), Bill Gothard had a simple answer. "X-ATI Guy."
Monday, December 24, 2007
Gothard Hearts Huckabee II
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
ATI concerned that "ALERT isn't cool anymore"
Confidential documents obtained from the Advanced Training Institute headquarters show that the leadership is "greatly troubled" about the dwindling numbers of ALERT recruits.
There was a time when the sight of an ALERT troop rappelling from the KnoxvilleWhat measures can IBLP take to "up the coolness" factor?
dome with an American flag inspired awe and patriotism (and strong romantic
feeling among the young ladies). These days ALERT feats hardly raise an
The military bearing, cargo pants and walkie-talkies just don't
seem to inspire the same admiration. We actually saw a group of girls walk by
three ALERT men without looking at them. The novelty is clearly gone.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Surviving the ITC
I'm told someone over at the Crossings is asking how to survive the Indianapolis Training Center. The best way is just don't go.
But if you've already paid money to attend, or your parents are sending you against your will, never fear. X-er has first-hand experience with several training centers, and years ago wrote the definitive survivial guide.
How to Survive Training Center Life
Training Center Life Part I
Training Center Life Part II
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Gothard: Don't blame heavy metal
Bill Gothard called on critics to avoid pointing fingers at heavy metal bands as the cause for Matthew Murray's killing rampage in Colorado. "It's premature to cast blame on any individual for this young man's actions," he said.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Equal opportunity offenders
Well, it's not IBLP, but almost as fun. How do you know when your ministry is irrelevant? When you write things like this and this and this.
Doug Phillips is the president Vision Forum, a patriarchal organization who espouses an overly-euphoric view of the "good old days" of colonial America. He's spoken at ATII events and is very popular among conservative homeschool families.
As you may remember, Don Veinot, Vision Forum's whipping boy, is the author of A Matter of Basic Principles.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Tell your story!
Okay, we'll admit blogging has been light.
So we need your help. CALLING ALL IBLP STAFFERS: Most of us have forgotten what it looks like there at HQ, Indy, or Dallas. Upload your videos to YouTube and send us a link. We'll post it all to enjoy. Yes, we'll protect your identities. Can't have you Light of the World folks consorting with X-er....
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
We're adding an RSS feed (to the left in the "About" box). Let me know if this doesn't work...this is too complicated for an ATI guy who was raised without modern technology.