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. 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. 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. 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). 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). 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.... One noisy mouse A story of Asbury who used the humor to stop Thomas Rankin's tirade against Americans' wild enthusiasm during the worship time. 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. 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. 2-D Love, Younger Generations are Fighting Cancer with Humor, and Not That Kind of Girl Highlighting themes of youth, life, death, humor, temptation and media, this is a collection of sermon illustrations made from news stories about the 2-D love phenomenon in Japan, using humor as medicine for cancer, and more. Holy Humor A quote from William Inge: "I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that He has a sense of humor." 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... Holy Humor: Prayer of Petition Here’s a prayer of petition for Holy Humor Sunday (the Sunday after Easter). "Help us," it says, "to laugh when the world presses in around us and we are afraid." 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. 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. Divine, Wonderful Absurdity Kathryn M. Schifferdecker's commentary on Genesis 18:1-15 sees the story chock-full of humor, laughter, and comedy; the divine comedy of a God who acts in unexpected ways to bring about the extraordinary and fulfill his promises. 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. Preaching Seminar on Humor and Joy Reflecting on the humor present in the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), this audio sermon by Edmund Steimie discusses how we can miss the joy of the gospel by becoming too serious in our scripture study. God, What Can I Do?: Shaping Creative Worship on a Budget Dottie Escobedo-Frank discusses her experience and offers suggestions for creativity and passion in worship using the examples of John Wesley and Whoopi Goldberg and emphasizing humor, surprise, interruptions, and layering. Karl Barth's theology of humor This audio homily by Daniel Migliore on Genesis 18:1-2, 9-12 and 2 Corinthians 1:18-20 characterizes Karl Barth's spirituality as "a free, playful spirituality." Barth's theology of humor is rich in ideas for preaching.