2: A Laugh A Minute, Guaranteed*
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SHOW NOTES Episode 2: “A Laugh A Minute, Guaranteed*” Ken and Bill start out being a bit random and ribald in their expressions of theology and humor. We know well (from John 3:16) that God sent exactly the Christ we needed, showing unlimited—and undeserved—mercy. http://www.usccb.org/bible/john/3 Ken’s study in the area of humor and cognitive dissonance promotes a hopeful perspective. Steve Allen’s How to Be Funny may encourage you. https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Funny-Discovering-Comic/dp/0879757922 The word “humus,” describing the organic matter of the earth’s soil, is a common root for words including human, humility and humor. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humus Did Jesus have a sense of humor? See Matthew Chapter 15 for the dialogue Ken refers to. See Discovering Humor in the Bible for one scholar’s views. http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/15 Discovering Humor in the Bible by Howard R. Macy offers comments cited by Ken in his reference to Jesus’ dialogue with the Canaanite woman.…