Satire

Thoughts for September 14....

Thoughts for September 14....

We have lived through the shock and horror of September 11, the gracious coming together of September 12, the “new normal” of September 13…. Where do we go from here? Let’s see what a comic lens on scripture might suggest….

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Man-Cave!

Man-Cave!

Despite the fact that the Bible takes place in an always-patriarchal world and commands allegiance to a singular, male god, it's hardly a pro-male text.  In fact, so many of the men in the bible (Mr. God included) are fickle bumblers exhibiting traits typically ascribed to wives, slaves. and jesters!

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Paul's Super-Sharp Humor and "The Nashville Statement"

Paul's Super-Sharp Humor and "The Nashville Statement"

"Slacktivist" Fred Clark's blog "The Ugly Ingratitude of 'The Nashville Statement' is presented here in full.  Here we witness great discussion and use of Paul's cutting (ha ha ha!) in Galatians 5:12, among other important things (ha ha ha ha!).

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"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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Inderisible!

Inderisible!

Humor is emerging as a major tool for resistance and transformation in the current political maelstrom.  This isn't new.  Jesus even shows his disciples how!  

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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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The Four Horse Feathers of the Apocalypse!

The Four Horse Feathers of the Apocalypse!

It's not exactly "Marx Brothers funny," but the Book of Revelation's account of the "Four Horsemen" who come to destroy the earth is pretty sharp and darkly humorous political satire, for life back in Imperial Roman times, and for today....

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