The Rev. Susan Sparks has the inside scoop on how preachers can better connect with their parishioners – which would presumably help those church goers connect with God. The secret? Stand-up comedy.
Sparks, as Tennessean.com reports, is a former trial lawyer turned American Baptist preacher and stand-up comic; she suggests that the bible even hints to the notion that humor plays in an important role our spiritual lives. “There is a time for everything. . . a time to weep and a time to laugh,” Ecclesiastes 3. Sparks feels that for too long, people have been focusing on the weeping, so which is why she has come up with the Ten Commandments of Using Comedy in Church. (Video after the jump)
What do you think? Is there room for stand-up comedy in religion?