By Jim Sep 25 2018 News of the WeirdEnjoy! What’s the strangest thing your church has ever spent money on? 1334 reads There are 4 Comments The youth ministry "misspends" Jim - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:46am The youth ministry "misspends" are classic! See in the thread ... baby oil and panty hose Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement My favorite Bert Perry - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:24am Was the guy who noted they bought vodka to get rid of the musty smell in the basement carpet. Yeah, that's what they all say.... :^) (side note: alcohol detox people note that they watch out for vodka and some other distilled spirits like creme de menthe, since that can't be detected easily on the drinker's breath) Aspiring to be a stick in the mud. A baptistery for children in shape of a fire truck Jonathan Charles - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:05am https://founders.org/2006/05/08/of-fire-engine-baptistries-and-blasphemy/ Never forget TylerR - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:28am This isn't "weird," but it's more tragic. Years ago, I put on a teen apologetics conference. I had an apologetics guy come down from MBU, and it went ok. It was a KJVO church, and our network was full of KJVO churches. Apologetics wasn't common in these circles, and we didn't have the best turnout. But, those who came seemed to find it really interesting. I bought 100 copies of The Case for Christ to give away. The pastor agreed to it, despite some reservations that "a neo-evangelical" had written the book. When the books came, he saw that Strobel (at the time) was associated with Willow Creek. Because he feared backlash from other KJVO pastors because of secondary separation, he told me to return all the books. I wasn't able to give away anything to those teens. I still feel bad about that. I'm glad I left that world far behind me. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?