Friday, April 30, 2010

What If #3

What if Rick Warren had written THIS book instead of the other? Would Obama have asked Warren to give the invocation at the presidential inauguration in January 2009? Would John Piper have invited him to be a keynote speaker for the Desiring God Conference 2010? Would Rick have met Larry King? What do YOU think?


  1. Favorite Quotes from The Purpose Driven Fife - part one

    The purpose of Barney Fife is far greater than your own personal police department, your peace officer, or even your harbinger of law. It’s far greater than your cop on the beat, your cop on the street, the cop in the woodpile, or the cop that comes knock-knock-knockin’ at your front door. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin in Mayberry. You were Barney by his purpose and for his purpose. p.17

    Unfortunately, those who follow Otis usually wake up in at the jail. p.29

    It is impossible to do everything Goober Pyle wants you to do. You have just enough time to do Andy’s to-do list. If you can’t get it all done, it means you’re trying to do more than Floyd the Barber intended you to do (or, possibly, you’re spending too much time on television). p.31

    It’s human nature to get distracted by minor children such as Opie Taylor. p.32

    The reason Gomer Pyle considered Job and David his close friends was that they valued his word, “Shazaam!” p.90

  2. Favorite Quotes from The Purpose Driven Fife - part two

    Many Christians are frightened and demoralized by Ernest T. Bass. p.204

    Anytime you use your Goober Pyle’s abilities to help others, you are fulfilling your calling. p.229

    The mature follower of Law & Justice stops asking, “Whatcha gonna do now, Andy?” and starts asking, “Can I pull my bullet out an’ put it in my gun, Andy?” Do you ever ask that question? p.231

    Aunt Bea said, “The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve from the left and clear from the right.” p. 270

  3. Favorite Quotes from The Purpose Driven Fife - part three

    Whenever you feel weak, Goober is reminding you that he can quote Cary Grant: “Judy, Judy, Judy.” p.274

    Begin asking Howard Sprague to help you think of the insurance needs of unbelievers whenever you talk to them. p.299

    Of course, our lives must serve and protect the city of Mayberry. Before most unbelievers accept Barney Fife as credible they want to know if his badge and gun are real. That is why Barney says, “Be sure that you live in a way that reminds you to buy your parents a septic tank for their wedding anniversary.” p.316

  4. And finally…

    There is the all time Favorite Quote from

    The Purpose Driven Fife

    Thelma Lou, I believe you and receive you. p.58

  5. Would John Piper have invited him to be a keynote speaker for the Desiring God Conference 2010?

    Actually, I think any piper would definitely want to have a fife.

  6. wow! a Piper and a Fife at Desiring God 2010 to march to the beat of their own drum...


    Good one, Ralph!

  7. The most important "Purpose" from the Purpose Driven Fife is "Nip it in the bud."

  8. That's right. 'Nip it in the bud,' Andy.

  9. My goodness, we have a lot of creative Calvinists around here. Very funny!

  10. Thanks for the laughs guys! I actually think this would sell if we could knock out two or three hundred more pages! I wish I had the money to pay each of you $10,000 for your writing talent...not that I would really PAY you - I just could use the dough right now. Anyway, I found this site that takes inspiration from the Andy Griffith Show, complete with lessons. If you want to take a look, here's the address:

  11. Rick "Could go up to the pickle factory. They always need a brine tester."

    (Andy the Matchmaker, 1960).

  12. The answer to all those questions is no. But another difference is that I would actually read The Purpose Driven Fife.

  13. Followed up by the wonderful sequel,
    Your Best Fife Now.

  14. Don't even get my started. I really wonder why the heck someone like Piper would invite Warren to speak. The sermon he gave wasn't very good either. I expected better from Piper, seriously...

  15. God wants you to Bea all you can Bea


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