To some, he was an uncouth sensationalist, but to others he was an eloquent but earthy communicator. Let it be said, that sermons were delivered with tears and laughter, but both brought joy. To the dismay of the 'ladies aid society', their demise was soon in the making.
Locking the door until the money is raised is a prime example. Considered only as a "tongue-in-cheek remark" who could be so narrow-minded to forbid a little humor now and then. (Having been present, this is what I observed). Now that liberal theology has snuffed out hard facts, is it any wonder that we now have a make-believe religion hovering all around?