Why Laughter Will Fill the Church’s Future

Why Laughter Will Fill the Church’s Future

Plenty of trends look tough for the future of the church. We read about the rise of the “nones” who have no affiliation with a faith tradition, much less a church. We see the decline in attendance across mainline and evangelical churches. We wonder, “Will giving hold...

What Does the Bible Say About Laughter?

I read something recently that reduced me to a state of helpless laughter. It was an article in the Church of England newspaper, “The Church Times,” and it was about a bishop of a bygone generation who had a wonderful if sometimes waspish sense of humor. I...

Learn to Speak BCE

Laughter is missing in much of the Christian community, even though the biblical witness has encouraging words about laughter. Upon hearing that his aged wife would bear a son, Abram fell to the ground with laughter (Genesis 17:17). “God has given me laughter....

God of the Outcasts

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Second Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 21:8-21 June 22, 2014 Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39 Before this story turns terribly dark in telling of the banishment of Hagar...