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When Clergy Have the Last Laugh

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LAUGH   A FUN EXPERIMENT WITH COLLEAGUES Try this experiment. Choose a couple of colleagues and invite them to participate in an exercise of sharing humor. Each week each of you will send the other two a serious topic with respect to the stresses of ministry. This is not a statement of personal complaint but a serious statement about a stressful reality about ministry. Judy Carter, author of The Comedy Bible, says that good comedy topics always include an attitude. She offers five basic attitudes – weird, scary, hard, bugs me, and stupid. You and your colleagues take the statement offered and write out at least five statements using those attitude words. For example, say the … Continue reading