Friday, April 3, 2009

Helping a brother out

Pictured above with his beautiful wife Tara is my old seminary buddy and gifted pastor, Rev. Mark Weathers. Mark is the pastor of Providence PCA in Concord, North Carolina. Mark will be speaking at our men's retreat this evening and tomorrow. Mark recently wrote a great little book on how to pray for your wife. Order one! Mark and I had many classes together at Covenant Seminary from 1995-98. Mark was a stellar student- I couldn't shine his shoes academically, spiritually, or in any other area...except one-and I plan to prove it today.

You see, Mark lives in North Carolina where the people think they know what true barbecue is. It's so very sad- that mustardy, vinegary, wretched stuff they ruin fine meat with. It's even more heart-wrenching when you consider how sharp this dear brother is- that he would be so delusional, so ignorant to the taste of true heaven-originated barbecue.

He thinks I invited him to come minister to the brothers at Redeemer, and I did, but I would be derelict in my duties as a brother in Christ to not gently set him straight in this key culinary area.

So, in just 30 minutes I will take him to one of Kansas City's finest BBQ establishments- Jack Stack BBQ. Finally, his eyes will be open and he will indeed be complete. At that moment he won't need to thank me, the look on his face will be enough.


Zach said...

Tony, don't forget that if your brother "will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more." That's the kind of fraternal correction for which you can expect ample volunteers! :)

Is Jack Stack your favorite? Being a recent transplant from Dixie myself, I'd profit from an expert review and ranking of the various options around town. So far, I've enjoyed Arthur Bryant's, Oklahoma Joe's, and Jack Stack. I would probably rank them in that order, although all were excellent.

jeff said...

I was looking at the menu on the link you posted.

I'll have the Crown Prime Beef Ribs please. I'm a big fan of short ribs. With a sides of the beans and cheesy corn bake.

Ah, yes, and a Blue Moon please. Thank you.

Oh, dessert? Yes, the Vanilla Rum Bread Pudding please. Thank you.

Now, we'll help this settle with a touch of Sambuca. Grazie.

Buona Sera!

Seriously, this place looks good. That's one thing we lack in NJ, good BBQ.

Reepicheep said...


We drove right by your work place on the way to Jack bad. Next time for sure.

There are many excellent options in KC. The art of BBQ is in the method of smoking coupled with the kinds of rubs and sauces used to finish it off. The places you mentioned are all very good. I will rank KC BBQ in a post very soon.

Frontier Forest said...

Forget the BBQ, for Friday and Saturday, we men have a feast beyond words that will be set before us to lavishly enjoy forever!

Rick Calohan said...

Please give my regards to Mark & Tara. Tara was my mentor while I was taking Calvin's "Calhoun's" Institutes. Since I am unable to attend the retreat I will be sure to get his book. Jack Stack was a nice touch!

Kampfgruppe-H said...


I've savored KC BBQ and enjoyed NC BBQ; it's all tasty. But nothing compares to German BBQ! Nothing like schnitzel, brats, kraut and a good pint of Heffeweisen! I think Nathan might agree.

KY ICU NURSE said...

Did Mark go to Covenant College? It seems as though I remember him ( I was there in 1991 and 1994
( briefly) The person with the same name as him drove a little red sports car.....Same guy???
If it is small world huh....

Reepicheep said...

Yep, that's the same Mark Weathers.