Monday, March 24, 2014
QUESTION RECEIVED >Can a Christian like deadpan comedy?
Can a Christian like deadpan comedy?
Comedy in ministry is a sensitive matter.
I have heard jokes so funny that it wiped out sermon concentration.
I have also heard humor that invited friendliness and “broke the ice” in a service.
I have also heard and seen mean edged humor, especially in youth groups, that hurt unity and trust.
Jesus seems to have liked it.
When Jesus called James and John “Sons of Thunder” he was talking about their lively arguing not their great preaching or saying that one of their parents were Thunder.
Markk 3:17 New American Standard Bible
and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges,which means, "Sons of Thunder ");
Like anything else we show or share in ministry it should be edifying to our King.