The Sacred Sandwich



After forgetting her Bible on Sunday morning, Marlene was thankful for the church’s new vending machines.

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  • Comment by Manfred — May 21, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    I betcha such vending machines would have “The Message” and so forth, rather than actual Bibles.

  • Comment by Jerry — May 21, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    Are the machines vending “The Message” installed on the wall of the mens room?

  • Comment by Mike — May 21, 2009 @ 9:01 am

    No those are sold over the counter where you get your coffee and pastries

  • Comment by Ann — May 21, 2009 @ 10:26 am

    The woman looks quite conservative…I do believe KJV only should be offered for her!

  • Comment by Tyler — May 21, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

    The message is to be had only where “toiletries” are sold…

  • Comment by Nabal Ben-Nimrod — May 21, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    I’m saving myself for the “Twitter Bible”. I overheard two young girls conversing about Facebook at church the other day, I said “Hey, have you heard of that other great information sharing tool?” They replied “Twitter?” No, I said, “It’s called “readabook”. (Insert drum sting noise here)

  • Comment by Tom — May 21, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

    Are the little vending machines at the far end Gospel Tract venders?? or “Your Best Life–In About 40 Years”?

  • Comment by Bob — May 21, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    Marlene takes advantage of the non-judgmental nature of her church, as illustrated by the variety of Bibles, candies, and other comfort foods for ingestion during the relaxed and relevant sermons Pastor Snuggles presents at the local convenience store.

  • Comment by John — May 21, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    LOL!! I love the fact that the KJV machine is all black.

  • Comment by LuLu — May 22, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    I was quite concerned to see the lack of the “Readers Digest” vending machine.It is so much more “relevant” to get your digested version of the Bible,along with “Purpose-Driven-Dribble” and maybe a little Oprah,(or some gardening tips), thrown in!

  • Comment by Bobby — May 22, 2009 @ 11:53 am

    We’ve got so many different versions at our church, if we had the congregation read in unison and a visitor came in, they would think that Presbyterians had started speaking in tongues.

  • Comment by Carol — May 22, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    If you go past the KJV vending machine, those are the quaint little “Test-A-Mints”, Smarties and Dum Dums with Bible verses, and then at the last one is the “Best Breath Now” Heretic breath mints!

  • Comment by Jaimie — May 22, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    I’m sure that Bobby’s comments (and others’ as well) are meant with humor, but on a more serious note: after 13 years in an extremely legalistic church where only KJV was allowed, being able to read the Word in a variety of English translations is quite refreshing!

  • Comment by Reformed Pentecostal — May 24, 2009 @ 6:52 am

    Amen, Jamie!

  • Comment by Carol — May 24, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    The problem with “a variety of English translations” is that many have deleted many important Bible verses that are in the KJV. I’ve researched this and NIV, NKJV, NAS, among others have done so and I’ve seen the side by side comparisons and it’s alarming how some changes affects the context.

    While it may seem dogmatic and legalistic, KJV is a better choice than these watered down modern versions.

    When doing research, I find Young’s Literal Translation to be the clearest in understanding the text.

    Be careful not to jump on the alternate version bandwagon just for ease of reading.

    Saints have been reading from KJV for centuries, it’s in the post modern fast food drive through spirituality that has desired skim milk translations.

  • Comment by chris — January 31, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    I know this is off topic, but has anyone ever truely thought about having a bible and tract vending machine and placing it at a retail location or mall? I wonder how it would go if the machine just charged a quarter(so people dont just clean out the whole machine). Let me know your thoughts. đŸ™‚

  • Comment by Beckerb — January 3, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    Hi Chris,

    That´s exactly what I was asking myself, too. I do like the idea of having a vending machine for bibles, tracts, etc. Why not? It would reach more people than bibles in hotel rooms, and that´s a good idea, too. Since I am Gideon, I know that….. I would like to do that, a vending machine mission, or so. Anybody else out there??? I am located in Austria/ Europe by the way….

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