GOD IS STILL LAUGHING

Learning Theology Through Jokes

Levity in the Loaf*: Christian Theological Humor

(Dear visitor, if you want to skip a rather long & self serving introduction, go immediately to the left and click a humor page that meets your needs. There are full pages of jokes, quotes, humorous sermons, a roast for a pastor etc. for many occasions including HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY. We, the staff at GOD IS STILL LAUGHING, realize that the one who writes this stuff is rather stuck on himself. (Notice that his name is on every page.) Fortunately he is unable to read print this small. He assumes that it is written this small is in Binary. Lovers of Math know that in binary there are 10 types of people; those who understand Binary and those who don't. He is in group # 10.)

A rare picture of

a man of laughter & grace. 

(Obviously we are not talking about the one in the black T-shirt!

Would you trust that face??)

family pictures 231 

Cal Samra (Isn't his smile great!)

of The Fellowship of Merry Christians

(Mr. Samra is seen on the left of the picture in the light blue shirt. (Notice that we, the GISL staff,  are working in the background while the one whose name is everywhere is getting his picture taken!) Mr. Samra's smile is real. (Notice that His Wonderfulness' smile is not so hot.) Many of us at GISL still wonder why such an honorable person as Mr. Samra would hang out with The Rev. Doctor. We do not say anything because we want to keep our jobs.) 

has included my book,

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GOD IS STILL LAUGHING I:

The Revised

Heidelberg Catechism

Joke Book,

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in his article

"A Bibliography of Holy Humor."

(The rumor that the author gave THE JOYFUL NOISELETTER millions of dollars from the proceeds of the book as a bribe is false. There are 10 reasons (in binary) that this is not true.

# 01. His Wonderfulness is far too cheap. 

#10. We are still waiting for sales of the book to reach double digits....even in binary!!!!)

This list includes 18 books that have been that have been published "...on the joy and humor of Jesus..." in the last 50 years!

See The Joyful Noiseletter

Vol. 27 # 4 July/August 2012

for the complete article.

This is the link to their website:

http://www.joyfulnoiseletter.com/

(Click this link fast before you get sucked in here!!!

There is still time for an escape!) 

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I am honored and humbled by being placed in the company of such authors as:

(We, at GISL, still do not understand why Mr. Samra did honor the book and the author. 

Maybe the joke is on us & we just don't understand Mr. Samra's sense of humor?)

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Elton Trueblood, 

Fr. Henri Cormier,

Tom Mullen,

Cal & Rose Samra,

Pastor Jakob Jonsson,

Sister Miriam Pollard,

Joseph A. Grassi,

Pastor Tal D.  Bonham,

Rev. Conrad Hyers,

Rev. Lee Van Rensburg,

Sherwood Eliot Wirt,

Ann Ball,

Pastor Jack Hinson,

Rev. Susan Sparks

&

Fr. James Martin, S.J.

(Isn't this over the top self-promotion getting to you yet?

For your sanity go to the humor pages to your left!

Doesn't the Christian Faith teach something about humility?

Notice that only GISL Volume I was included!!!!!)

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This website contains selections from each of my

(Start counting how many times he uses 1st person pronouns!

We at GISL believe there is no "I" nor "my" nor "me" in TEAM!

"The Rev. Doctor" seems to think differently.

Ok, we have re-examined this and we see that you can get "me" out of team.

But there is still no "I" in team!!

So there!) 

catechism joke books.

They are not available anywhere else.

(Who else would waste their time on selling catechism jokes books?

The very idea that people interested in theology would also be interested in humor is humorous.

Does anyone out there have jobs for us?)

Copies of the six volumes are available for:

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$8 each plus $2.50 S&H .........($10.50)

all six for $ 30 & $4.00 S&H.....($34.00)

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GOD IS STILL LAUGHING I:

The Revised Heidelberg

Catechism Joke Book

(2002 & 2005)

"Outrageously funny"

CAL SAMRA in THE JOYFUL NOISELETTER

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GOD IS STILL LAUGHING II:

Aid to the Revised Heidelberg

Catechism Joke Book

(19 Holy Humor Sunday Sermons)

(2007)

"...the mix here of homily & humor is magic..."

GABRIEL FACKRE

"Profundity & laughter are co-joined."

LEE BARRETT III

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GOD IS STILL LAUGHING III:

The Young Person's

Catechism Joke Book

(2008)

"...a joke book for young,

confirmation age Christians..."

THE YORK DAILY RECORD

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GOD IS STILL LAUGHING IV:

A Sermon on the Mount

Catechism Joke Book

(2009)

"Thanks, Chris, for tickling

the Sermon on the Mount until it giggled."

LEO HARTSHORN,

(An actual Mennonite!)

(Can you believe he had the gall to write

a joke book on The Sermon on the Mount!

Is there no shame?)

GOD IS STILL LAUGHING V:

The UCC Statement of Faith

Catechism Joke Book

(2009)

"I will use it in my polity class."

BARBARA BROWN ZIKMUND

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GOD IS STILL LAUGHING VI:

A Good & Dirty Theology of Humor

(2011)

"As Christopher Anderson well knows,

there is something intrinsically funny about theology."

LEE BARRETT III

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(If we, at GISL, were you, we would save the money

& just use the many free web pages on the left.

It is not as if we would get a raise 

if His Wonderfulness made any more money.

His Christianity has less to do with OT prophets

than with Dow Jones profits.)

 

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Send a check or money order to:

Chris Anderson**

38 South Newberry St.

York, PA 17401

or call:

717-855-7952

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for my

(Notice that 1st person pronoun.

The great Christian poets used "Thou" more than "I.") 

profile go to:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/f-christopher-anderson/4/903/252

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To buy 'cheap' theological

& other types of books:

http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=fchrisanderson

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Q. What biblical verse would give you reason not to invite the author to teach on  either theology or humor?

A. "Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here."

(I Samuel 21:15a)

(He thinks this is a joke. Trust us, at GISL, it is not.)

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HAVE FUN WILL TRAVEL

"If you got

the money,

honey,

I

(Notice the 1st person pronoun again

& the fact that he does not quote the great Christian poets

but Honky Tonk song writers!)

got the time."

(We would love to have him visit

you, your church or your seminary.

Then he would be out of our hair for a while!!!

BTW don't ask him to play harmonica!)

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Theological humor

&

Theological jokes

&

Christian Humor

&

Seminary Humor

Because of the Golden Rule,

we do not name the various theologians...

though if you had these profs 

it is not hard to figure them out.

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(The truth is that His Wonderfulness

is worried about law suits.

His Golden Rule is:

"The one with the most gold rules.")

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God Is Still Laughing © 2012

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* Phrase stolen from Rev. Judith Meier, OCC.

(Rev. Meier, trust us you won't get any money for this comment.)

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** In high society known as:

The Rev. Dr. F. Christopher Anderson
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In blues, rockabilly & country circles known as:

"Bad Penny Anderson"

("Doggone! He keeps showing up again and again!")

To see some Americana music of "Bad Penny Anderson" go to this link:

https://myspace.com/bad.penny.anderson

When there go to "Portfolio" and pick a song of songs.

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In catechism circles known as"

"Chris of Heidelberg"
(He should never be confused with 'Chris of Westminster.')

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To Brother Mark,

of the Christian Brothers

(not the wine guys),

He will always be:

"Nitwit"

(We, at GISL, think Brother Mark,

history teacher @ the former Mount Assumption Institute (MAI), Plattsburg, NY,

 was on to something very early.)

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In the Order of Corpus Christi

he is known as

"Brother Christopher"

(These people must be real Christians!)

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To the staff of GISL

(behind his back)

he is known as

"The Rev. Doctor"

or "His Wonderfulness."

 
Rev. Dr. F. Christopher Anderson