Church

The Love Lab!

The Love Lab!

When searching for a metaphor to understand and embrace “Church” for today’s time and place, may I suggest a “love laboratory”? A place and community of experimenters who embrace the sacred journey of trial and error and discovery….and discovery and trial and error…and….

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Hola Scriptura!

Hola Scriptura!

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the legacy of Martin Luther inspire the Comic Lens, through a comic lens, to explore some of the most confusing, objectionable and venous verses of scripture.  Roll out the barrell!  

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"Fun With Rummage!"

"Fun With Rummage!"

Here's a sermon of mine that made it into print!  As an example of "Comedy and Preaching", I compare the Kingdom of God to a church rummage sale.  Seems that now is a good time to share this sermon for a number of reasons, including the beginning of the Cubs-Indians World Series....

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Be Careful What You Ask For

The Church's wish to fulfill Jesus' "Great Commission" and make disciples of all nations has always more than come true.  This can, a lot of the time, make for some helpful ironic humor; for the UMC, perhaps now.

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That #%&@*! Mustard Seed

That  #%&@*!  Mustard Seed

We like to make every bratwurst extra special by lathering it with mustard laced with cranberries or champagne, but in the ancient world, the only good mustard plant was a dead mustard plant.  And one that had NO SEEDS.

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The Mispronunciation is the Message! (The Comedy of Pentecost)

The Mispronunciation is the Message!  (The Comedy of Pentecost)

And you thought having to say "Zerubbubel" and "Maher-shalal-hash-baz" was hard, even though important....

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