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The Rev. Jonathan Currier

God's Joke Book

Genesis 18:1-15

9th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 21, 2013

The Rev. Jonathan Currier (TEC)


The Bible is God's joke book.  We don't often think of the Bible as a funny book, probably because it has for so long been read to us in such pompous, stentorian tones:  "And he said unto him...."  (Snore!)  Now, admittedly, the Bible does deal with a lot of very serious human issues: sex and violence, love and longing, death and human destiny.  But if you read it with the eye of a comic, you will have to admit it is filled with some sublimely ridiculous moments.

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Bishop Kenneth Carter

The Hand of God on the Shoulder of a Troubled World

Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11

3rd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 11, 2011

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

I'm going to reveal something very personal about myself here at the outset.  When I was a child, one of my favorite programs was HeeHaw.  A few of you may remember that show.  It had a lot of bluegrass and country music.  Folks were laying around in the hay, thinking about going down to the corner of town to watch the stop light turn green.  It had other characters that must have made an impression on an adolescent boy, but I won't get into that. 

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