Corrie’s Chapel Message at Wheaton

Here, courtesy of Douglas Yeo, is a recording of Corrie ten Boom’s chapel message at Wheaton College on November 12, 1974. When she left the podium, the assembled students burst into raucous applause.

Corrie, who had asked that students not do this at the end of her message, raced back to the podium, held up her hand, and wagged her finger at the crowd. When everyone quieted down, Corrie said, “Don’t applaud for Corrie ten Boom. Think of Jesus.”

In an article, Yeo states, “Our days of clapping in chapel were over. And our lives were changed.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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