Laughing all the way from the tomb?

Nathan Bierma

April 21, 2010

This would seem to work best in a ritualized formal liturgical church where pastors wear vestments and parishoners wear suits. It needs a context and contrast. In a church that is always joyful, let’s say a black pentecostal church or a charismatic church, it would be superflous and, well, weird. I think the point of Easter is a deep overflowing sense of explosive joy, not a superficial sense of humor. I appreciate that the joke is on satan but it kind of demeans the painful sacrifice of jesus to think of it as a prank or joke. Besides, clowns are strange, rarely funny.

April 21, 2010


April 22, 2010

Good one Rick.When we celebrate Easter in the Church we are Joyfull because Jesus did not have His life taken from Him, He Gave it and He took it back again! & yes, clowns are not only not funny--they are weird & frightening!

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