"Laughter for a Change!" A Report from This Summer's Wild Goose Festival

"Laughter for a Change!"  A Report from This Summer's Wild Goose Festival

Here's what happened when Rev. "Laughing Laura" Gentry and I did our thing for a workshop at Wild Goose 2017 (a "Christian Woodstock" of sorts held in Hot Springs NC in early July).  Soooo fun.  Theologically relevant, too!

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Tough Love

Tough Love

There has been a lot of very controversial, dark political satire either entertaining or repulsing audiences these days.  But maybe nothing is as awful (or as smartly clever?) as what the prophet Hosea did when naming his children.

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The Bible's "Cinderfella"!

The Bible's "Cinderfella"!

The Bible introduces King David to us in a delightful way that is most reminiscent of "Cinderella."  Or is it "Cinderfella"??  The imagination reels....

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THE SACRED AND THE SERBIAN! (Part of an ongoing series "Scripture, Peacemaking and Humor")

THE SACRED AND THE SERBIAN!  (Part of an ongoing series "Scripture, Peacemaking and Humor")

I haven't yet discovered much on ways the Church has followed God's lead of using humor to bring down the forces of injustice and oppression.  However, there are some great examples to be found elsewhere. For example, Serbia. 

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Baby Showers!

Baby Showers!

Despite the often bitter contention as to what, according to Jesus, it takes to see the Kingdom of God:  does one have to be "born again" or "born from above"?  The bottom line is that it involves birth, and birth is one of the earmarks of comedy.  How's that for Good News?!!

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