20 Oct '14, 3pm

A great blog I've discovered from @rachelheldevans about Christian humour!

A great blog I've discovered from @rachelheldevans about Christian humour!

“It is a test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.” – G.K. Chesterton My favorite writer of all time is Mark Twain. The man was not only a brilliant humorist, but also a wise, prophetic, and at times searing cultural commentator. I often wonder what Twain would think about today’s culture of blogging, Twitter, and reality TV. He’s been dead my entire life, and yet somehow I miss him. One thing Twain always got right was satire. Satire, or any sort of humor for that matter, is tough to do right. But it’s too important not to do it at all, and I think Christians in particular can do a better job of using humor as a prophetic, yet disarming, method for sharing with vulnerability, challenging the powerful, and tearing down idols . We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses on this— from the prophets, to Chaucer, to Swift. Jesus too was a brilliant humorist, w...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/christians-and-humor-thou...

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