I’m happy to share my “humour” file, on the same basis as the photos.
These are collected over the years, and will be uploaded as we find time.
Click on a heading for the nuggets.
Two brothers, aged eight and ten, were always playing pranks and getting into mischief. Continue reading →
The couple were teaching their three-year-old the ten commandments. All went well until they came to the 6th. The three-year-old version was: “Thou shalt not admit adultery.”
Preachers read books about preaching and writers read books about writing, and occasionally they find something they didn’t already know.
I’m reading a book on writing, which I think is also a very good book on preaching, though author Anne Lamott doesn’t have the latter in mind at all. Continue reading →
This is pressure time for most preachers.
The secular “Christmas season” begins as soon as the frost hits the pumpkin and the Halloween decorations are out of the store.
“Do you fight ’em or join ’em?” is the question asked in one “Dancing” session. The whole Christmas thing sometimes takes on a momentum of its own, based on tradition and individual agendas of a bewildering variety. Continue reading →
The business around here put up the Christmas stuff the same night they took down the Hallowe’en stuff, and then changed the Musak tape to carols. And Bev has already been consulting lists and muttering about getting the Christmas letter done. Me, I like to postpone things till the last possible moment, so you get to work right through the night just before Christmas and then you have an excuse to be growley and miserable all day. Continue reading →
Never miss a chance to get other folk to feel sorry for you. That is why I am telling you that it’s tough sitting here in shorts and T-shirt on a sweltering July afternoon trying to think of something helpful to say about Advent. But somehow I don’t feel waves of pity embracing me. Continue reading →
Over lunch today, Jim Taylor was telling me about a week he’d just taken at the Vancouver School of Theology listening to theologian Sallie McFague.
McFague had been talking about the concept of the universe as the body of God – and how that universe is intimately interconnected. It makes a powerful metaphor, especially when you connect it with Quantum Physics and the intimate interrelationship of all creation. And there is a strong and powerful connection to the Isaiah lection. Continue reading →
The two young women looked a bit taken aback. I’d asked if I might sit next to them at the end of the pew on the center aisle. “I have to take pictures,” I explained. “I’m Jesus’ grandfather.” Continue reading →
If I claimed to be an athlete, it would stretch your credibility and mine to the point of breaking. But I do have one attribute in common with many famous athletes. I have excellent peripheral vision. Continue reading →
The classic line from the old “meller-drammer” has the suitor pleading with Dad for the hand of his daughter. Daughter is waiting behind a curtain with bated breath. Finally Dad gives in. “Take her, and make her happy.” Continue reading →