Jim Elliff contributed an excellent article in Baptist Press yesterday. Many churches style their worship services like a rock concert followed by a stand up comedian. If that’s what you think church should look like, you should ponder the points made in A Funny Gospel?
I think we desperately, and I mean, desperately, need a return to that good healthy FEAR of the Lord that scripture commends and this kind of thing is part of the reason why we are so lacking in it. Abraham’s reproach to his gentile neighbours-“there is no fear of God in this place” might well describe most American churches today.
Humor might reach someone, but is it the best option? no. Is it necessary? no. Is it appropriate? most likely no. The good news is great news, by itself, theres no need to dress it up in a costume, water it down, or do anything other then tell it like it is.
Giggs, that was an excellent reply! You can’t put a smiley face on God and preach the God of the Bible.
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