Mark (Gospel of)

"The King doth protest too much...and too little!"

"The King doth protest too much...and too little!"

It’s more “funny strange” than “funny ha-ha,” but King Herod is such a great guy in Mark’s account of John’s beheading! (Maybe that’s a little funny ha-ha, too….)

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Officious-licious!!

Officious-licious!!

There’s no better way to understand (and enjoy!) Jesus’ comic treatment of the Pharisees and their relationship with The Law than to watch an Andy Griffith episode featuring Barney Fife. And then read Mark 2:23-27!

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"APRIL FOOLS!"

"APRIL FOOLS!"

Because Easter this year fell on April 1, there was I am sure many a preacher -- and many a sermon --exploring comic elements of this most-significant day of the Christian year and, hence, the Way of Christian Discipleship.  Isn't that great??  Here was my contribution!!

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Mum's NOT The Word....

Mum's NOT The Word....

The verses in 1 Timothy and 1 Corinthians prohibiting women to speak or have authority over men are considered among the worst, and most dangerous, in scripture.  What difference might it make if we view these texts through a comic lens?? 

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I'm Not Dead Yet!

I'm Not Dead Yet!

Why this Spamalot song - in all its splendid goofiness - has been surprisingly helpful as I deal with scripture and grief over my brother's sudden, tragic death.

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Worship for an "Oscar Sunday"

Worship for an "Oscar Sunday"

When Jesus says "Be in the world not of the world" you know what that means for "Oscar Sunday" -- wacky (and surprisingly meaningful) worship in thrift store formal wear!

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Black (Comedy) Widow....

Black (Comedy) Widow....

"Morbid humor" is very popular these days.  It was very popular in biblical times, too, especially in the gospels.  For example, that ha ha! funny story of the widow with the two mites....

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