Search ResultsHumor and Joy Call to Worship Call to Worship for Holy Humor Sunday calls for the playing of instruments and dancing, praising God in unlikely and silly ways. Worship Resources for Holy Humor Sunday If your church is celebrating Laughter Sunday (aka Holy Humor Sunday, Bright Sunday) this year, here are a few readings, prayers, and litanies you might consider using in worship. Benedictions: Humor and Joy Scriptural benedictions for Holy Humor/Laughter Sunday (Easter 2) using Romans 15:12-14 (NRSV & the Message); Phil. 4 (Common English Bible); Col. 1 and Jude 1 (NRSV). Opening Prayer celebrating joy and humor Opening prayer for Laughter/Holy Humor Sunday, in which God was smiling and laughing when overcoming death and evil. Pastoral Prayer: Holy Humor Sunday Holy Humor Sunday is often celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Here is a thoughtful pastoral prayer/prayer of thanksgiving for Holy Humor Sunday. Prayers of the People: Holy Humor Sunday Christine Longhurst presents April Fiet's pastoral prayer/prayer of thanksgiving for Holy Humor Sunday, often celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. The prayer features surprising aspects of the gospel. Call to Worship Referencing Humor and Joy Five scriptural calls to worship from 1 Chronicles 16 and Psalms 30, 66, 68, 98 suitable for use on Holy Humor or Laughter Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter) or other occasions of joy and levity. Is a Sense of Humor Necessary for Salvation? This article makes a case for humor as a means of supporting the virtuous life, even saying that humor IS a virtue (albeit a small one). The Lord's Prayer: Holy Humor Version This version of the Lord’s Prayer is intended for use as a congregational prayer on Holy Humor Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter). Some modification is necessary given the particular church context of use. Humor and Life-giving Leadership C. Kavin Rowe reflects on Psalm 126:1-6 and Acts 20:7-9 to show how laughter is not simply an effort to make people happy but can also be a sign of refusal to give in to brokenness.... Younger Generations are Fighting Cancer with Humor In this resource, Brian Lowery shares several sermon illustrations that can be used for messages on the theme of youth, life, death, humor, temptation, and media. Holy Humor An illustrative statement about questioning why itsi considered derogatory to suppose the creator has a sense of humor. This is appropriate for Psalm 2:4, Psalm 59:8, and Jonah 4:10-11. Full Text Hymns on Humor Who would think that what was needed©
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See more hymns... The Problem with Making Fun of Everything Humor can be therapeutic, but sometimes it’s used as a wall to separate us from confronting pain. In this reflection on comedy, Jeff Munroe talks about lament and suggests liturgy and worship help us lament. The Humor of Creation The creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2 are a frontal assault on competing theologies, writes Todd L. Lake, and not a scientific account of the world's origins. The ancient author even inserts a little humor. Call to Worship for Holy Humor Sunday A call to worship suitable for Holy Humor Sunday focusing on joy and laughter. Marklarkey or, What’s So Funny About the Second Gospel? Using the Palm Sunday text of Mark 11:1-11 as his primary example, C. Clifton Black argues that recognizing the humor that's present in Scripture can unite the preacher and congregation with a joyful God. Rich Mouw: A Fundamentalist with a Sense of Humor George Marsden provides a brief, but thorough, overview of Rich Mouw's work as a bridge builder among fundamentalists and its significance to the church in the 20th century. Laughing with Scripture In this article Adam White offers guidance on how to appropriately respond to Biblical humor during the worship service, in navigating the dangers and in affirming the delight. The Joy of Humor, the Humor of Joy Can joy rank alongside faith, hope, and love, the great three virtues of 1 Corinthians 13? Yes it can.The Bible teaches that joy is at the very core of God’s reality and our discipleship. Stephen Colbert: Public Theologian Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell reflects on Stephen Colbert, humor, and public theology.