A church bulletin intentionally using humor as a regular feature, not only prepared people for the message, but stimulated conversation and made the bulletin a keepsake rather than recycle fodder.
George Bernard Shaw was a playwright and essayist who often wrote on historical religious figures and the plight of man. He was conflicted about Christian faith, yet had great respect for "The Sermon on the Mount." What does this statement say to you?
There is a difference between making fun of the faith and making fun of the people who claim the faith. Theologian-philosopher G.K. Chesterton felt humor is tests the strength of Christian faith and makes people stronger by reflection.
The Church Curmudgeon is an author, tweeter and Christian satirist. Satire is a form of humor that contains truth, creates thought and stimulates conversation. What would you discover by discussing this at a staff meeting?
The Church Curmudgeon is an author, tweeter and Christian satirist. Satire stimulates critical thinking, however, occasionally readers misunderstand satire and take the humor personally. So, satirists feel context is needed.
Humor and laughter are, indeed, God-given gifts as observed through the years by philosophers, pastors, and oppressed people who have developed their humor as a survival skill and healing gift.
The studies of Steve Wilson, joyologist, often coincide with The Fruit of the Spirit that Paul wrote about in Galatians, and expands the 'sense' of humor beyond jokes and comedy to become a lifestyle.
Christians are often perceived as taking things much too seriously. This perception does not attract others to Christ, and takes joy out of serving. What truth is there in this headline as far as your congregation is concerned?