It appears that, in other genres, picking rather random group names is currently considered to be cool, and has been for quite some time. What if Southern Gospel groups were to use the idea, but use Random Biblical names?

In all seriousness, this will probably never happen, and it might not be a good thing if it did. But mentioning ideas for random Biblical group names could make for a fun discussion.

The Idea

Posted on October 23, 2013

I’ll get it started with two:

  • The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon (Judges 7:18)
  • A Bell and a Pomegranate (Exodus 39:26)

Any others come to mind?

The Nominations

Posted on October 28, 2013

Last week, I asked:

It appears that, in other genres, picking rather random group names is currently considered to be cool, and has been for quite some time. What if Southern Gospel groups were to use the idea, but use Random Biblical names? (In all seriousness, this will probably never happen, and it might not be a good thing if it did. But mentioning ideas for random Biblical group names could make for a fun discussion.)

Quite the discussion ensued. So many incredible suggestions, both serious and funny, were offered that we ran a contest to highlight ten of the best (or funniest) by picking a favorite.

  • Dry Feet in Jordan
  • Five Smooth Stones
  • Floating Axeheads
  • Golden Calf Milkshakes
  • Heights of Nebo
  • Malchus Ears
  • Outrunning Peter
  • Pilate Error
  • Red Sea Splitters
  • Rent in Twain

The Winner

Posted on October 30, 2013

There were so many great suggestions that we ended up having a contest to pick favorites. Despite voting being far down from the normal thanks to one of the biggest news stories of the year bumping it within a couple of hounrs, the results are in!

We actually have a tie: Floating Axeheads (submitted by Slade Adlay) and Five Smooth Stones (submitted by David Bruce Murray) are the two winners. Honorable mention goes to two more names tied for second place, Malchus Ears (submitted by Brian) and Rent in Twain (submitted by Daniel’s Siblings). I will be contacting Slade and David shortly regarding their prizes.

Thanks to everyone who participated in all stages of this contest!