Lectionary Levity: The Use of Humor in Preaching
- Addresses all 156 Gospel readings in the 3-year lectionary cycle
- Provides basic exegetical summary and then concludes with humorous story or joke
Spanning all 3 years of the lectionary cycle, this book provides a welcome tool for the renewal of preaching from the gospel readings. In a concise, uniform, and simple format, the authors provide a thematic summary of the gospel, list several possible points for preaching, and offer a humorous story for the week that illumines the deeper meaning of the biblical text.
Lectionary Levity also functions as a practical manual on how to use humor in preaching and allows the reader to view the gospel in a different light so as to enliven the worship experience.
A treasure trove of biblical insights, homiletical helps, and just good humor!
Audience: Clergy wanting new angles into preaching the gospel readings, laity desiring fresh insights into familiar texts