So far we’ve heard from the pulpit in this summer sermon series, references to Zombieland, The Matrix, The Truman Show and now this Sunday, August 16, we’ll refer to O Brother, Where Art Thou in an effort to understand how the Gospel connects to comedy and humor. The sermon title: “O, Brother Where Art Thou? or, Slapstick and Comedy in the Gospels.”
We are familiar with “the shortest verse” in the bible: Jesus wept. But where is Christ depicted as laughing? Does religion and the bible have to be all seriousness all the time? Why do we have this emotional range in our lives, from weeping to laughing, from joy to sorrow? And if humor is part of being human, then why are churches so deadly boring so much of the time?
Anyway, those are just some of the questions that come to mind with a topic like this. It’s summer, folks are away (laughing and enjoying themselves, I hope) but if you’re in town, join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. ~ See you Sunday.