It must be great to be a teacher at FSM, wielding the power of giving or withholding a good grade. It’s amazing what you can get a group of fun-loving, but mostly pretty reserved, young adults to do.
Here’s the assignment we had on our last day of Zechariah class: We were supposed to come up presentation of Zechariah 12-14. A creative presentation. A creative presentation targeted at 10-13 year olds who were not saved and had no concept of or interest in eschatology. We had a little over an hour to prepare it.
There was only one thing to do to avoid looking completely idiotic with that setup. Make a drama out of it — and make it as campy as absolutely possible.
It was fun, but it was absolutlely not what you would expect to walk into a fourth-year classroom and find. My classmates and I were split into three groups, and we were to each independently come up with a presentation. We had people attacking each other with imaginary swords, over-dramatic narrators and Braveheart background music — and we did in fact have one guy drop to the ground as if struck with the plague of Zech 14:12.
And Wes got it all on video. I sincerely hope it does not gain immortality in the FSM archives. Either way, the man has some pretty serious blackmail material if he should so choose to use it…