VIDEO #2

Victims aren't punchlines

Humor can be used to bring down the walls and make us comfortable enough to open up, but a joke can also lead us to put our walls up higher. When people are laughing about the thing we're quietly wrestling with, how could we trust them enough to let them in?

Reflect

What does humor look like in your community?

Do you have anyone you're close enough to who you can ask to hold you accountable and point out when a joke might have gone too far?

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Dr. Garland Owensby wrote an article on how we should use comedy in our preaching. Read "Make Pulpit Comedy a Tool, Not a Weapon."