To Scot from Scot: Another Contest

Every year I buy myself a gift, wrap it up, and write on it “To Scot from Scot.” Here is this year’s gift to myself.

If you can guess what it is, I will send the same gift to you!

Guess away … and I’ll give some clues throughout the day if they are needed … and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • http://www.christusvictoratonement.wordpress.com Ryan Mahoney

    Starbucks giftcard?

  • Kelly

    I’m going to say a new pipe

  • Rick

    A bag of special coffee.

  • T

    No starbucks, but maybe a bag of better coffee, like Intelligentsia or Colombia from One Village.

  • T

    BTW, if I might prefer that it was a new I-Phone, since I don’t drink coffee. :D

  • Eric

    Coffee perhaps?

  • Rick

    updating #3, Five Senses

  • Craig Beard

    A lovely Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Kevin

    A kindle fire.
    Just a guess.

  • James C

    My guess is a new coffe mug.

  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    An invitation of some sort.

  • DSO

    A brand new pen.

  • David Dollins

    I would say a book.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    A CD – do I have to guess the artist and album, too?

    P.S. I’d say it was a nook except that I don’t think that you’d give one away after having bought one for yourself! :)

  • Percival

    One of those thingy-ma-jigs? Or do I need to be more specific to win the prize?

  • Jack Varnell

    A copy of your very own “King Jesus Gospel” signed “To: Scot, You are an amazing writer!” From: Scot!

  • N. B.

    One of the new 80in plasma LED tvs. BTW, I didn’t know they made bags that big.

  • http://larryshallenberger.com Larry Shallenberger

    A churchhill sized cigar.

  • PLTK

    The thing you knew you wanted that your wife would never buy for you.

  • http://sacramentalliving.blogspot.com Gina Wright Hawkins

    Kindle Fire. :o)

  • http://www.sheldonmann.com Sheldon

    2 r/t tickets to Zante, Greece for 10 days, including hotel, meals, and daily massage. :-)>

  • http://transformingseminarian.blogspot.com Mark Baker-Wright

    Daniel Kirk’s new book on Jesus and Paul? (supporting my seminary. Also, apologies if this is a double-post. My Firefox on my work Mac has had a habit of not posting comments here lately)

  • http://blog.jasonkuo.com Jason Kuo

    A Kindle, of the non-Fire variety.

  • Cory Taylor

    Maybe it’s an iPad?

  • Dan

    A bag of Intellegensia Colombian La Loma.

  • Dan

    A bag of Intellegensia Colombian La Loma and maybe a new aero press.

  • Craig Beard

    A Kindle Fire pre-loaded with all your books (and perhaps Daniel Kirk’s “Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?”

  • MatthewS

    an ABBA CD

    and since my comment was “too short”, grr, I’ll add my other guess: iPad

  • Rick

    A St. Louis Cardinals World Series cap! Since you are a fan of the Cubs, I know how much that would mean to you.

  • Seán

    I think it’s either a Kindle Fire or the Kobo Touch

  • MatthewS

    Isotoner gloves?

    (so that the comment won’t be too short, I’ll add that we purchased our first bag of Intelligentsia coffee on a day trip to Chicago last week. very good!)

  • RJS

    So far wild guesses and wishful thinking. Perhaps a hint?

    On the wishful thinking side … an all expense paid trip to Scotland in April or early May?

  • Jon G

    To all you people who don’t read the Bible at face-value…

    CLEARLY it’s a Peanuts gift bag! (I would’ve at least got myself a book or something.)

    merry christmas, scot!

  • Craig Beard

    Hey, I’d take the Peanuts bag . . . if Scot would autograph it. [That is, if I don't win the actual, fabulous gift.]

  • discokvn

    Guess #1: Vince Guaraldi trio — charlie brown chrismtas…

    Guess #2: Accordance Bible Software package add-on

  • pepy

    another Mark Twain book.

  • http://mattdabbs.wordpress.com Matt Dabbs

    My guess is a Christmas CD.

  • pepy

    …or a Hemingway book. NOT an e-book.

  • http://growinguplenker.typepad.com Keegan Lenker

    Plane tickets since I could use a few!

  • http://johnmarkharris.net John Mark Harris

    I think it must be a kindle

  • JH

    I’m going with either:

    new annual devotional or a gym membership renewal

  • Steve, Winnipeg, Canada

    Is it an iPad 2?

  • Patrick Hare

    Shaving brush/straight edge razor. Perfect for an old-school fountain pen kind of guy …

  • Max

    The King Jesus Gospel! :)

  • John W Frye

    a new Rolex watch…hee hee hee…

  • Jon

    A hand grinder for coffee or an aeropress.

  • John W Frye

    a new garlic press (can we guess twice or more?)

  • http://thirdspacechurch.com Rick Webster

    The Vince Guaraldi Christmas cd from Starbucks.

    (and what a fantastic gift bag!)

  • Barb

    Has to be the Chia Professor!

  • Chad

    A MacBook?! (wishful guessing!)

  • Jesse Medina

    A flask!

    Or perhaps just a bit of scotch?

  • Matt Edwards

    Looks like a bottle.

    I would guess Scotch, but I don’t think you would promise to mail anyone that with the prospect of a minor winning. So, I am going to guess some kind of coffee flavoring.

  • T

    mmm . . . since we’ve received no hint, I wonder if the game is over . . .

  • scotmcknight

    OK, folks, the bag is a one-dollar gift bag from Target!

  • Keith

    A DVD of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

  • http://www.seekingfaithfulnessblog.blogspot.com Holly

    I think….it must be a gift card to an e-book subscription service.

  • Krista

    Starbucks Christmas Blend (she asked hopefully)?

  • Phillip

    A Swiss army knife! Hmmm. But would a pacifist buy himself an army knife? May have to rethink this.

  • Trevor

    an iTunes gift card

  • Mijk V

    Is it a Charlie Brown collectable $1 bill?

  • Amory Ewerdt

    Intelligentcia coffee.

  • http://www.timdeatrick.com Tim Deatrick

    Is it an iPhone 4S?

  • Cheryl H

    A box of PG Tips Tea

  • http://alastairblake.blogspot.com Alastair

    bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon / merlot blend.

  • alastair

    is it a snuggie?

  • Ginny

    Either the first Bible translated by a woman (Juliia E. Smith) or a set of Asian teak bar stools.

  • http://kathreenriel.com Kathreen

    A skipping rope?

  • http://restoringsoul.blogspot.com Ann F-R

    I’m late to the game, and the guesses may be pretty close since Scot’s only made 1 comment! Is the fact that it’s a Target or a Peanuts gift bag a clue? A Kindle Fire w/out its box might fit in the bag, or perhaps a Kindle Fire cover… A gift card for books, or an Intelligentsia gift card would fit, too.

  • John W Frye

    it’s a pan band CD of Caribbean tunes

  • John W Frye

    since it’s a Target, get it, Target bag, my guess is a Colt .45 automatic

  • John W Frye

    a copy J. Dwight Pentecost’s *Things to Come* (hard cover) or C. Caldweld Ryrie’s *Dispensationalism Today* (hard cover)

  • John W Frye

    a Chicago Cubs soda can :-) holder

  • John W Frye

    a nicely framed picture of Aksel

  • Craig Beard

    To Phillip: I think it was a good guess. A Swiss Army Knife is SO much more than just a knife — it’s a portable tool kit. Check out this model: http://www.swissarmy.com/us/product/Swiss-Army-Knives/Category/Outdoor/Swisschamp-XAVT/53509.

  • Phillip

    Craig (#74), that’s cool but ridiculous. A pocket knife should be able to fit in a pocket. Of course, if that is what Scot gave himself, I’ll take one!

  • MatthewS
  • Deborah

    a gift card to Target? (since they do have Starbucks on site)

  • Terry Tiessen

    A new fountain pen.


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