Can you say the word “breast” in a sermon? If so, how often?
When trying to keep a congregation’s attention during a long homily, how much disrobing in the pulpit is too much?
And what is the deal with communion tablecloths? Can they be used for anything besides communion — say, as props or costume accessories?
Paul Vitello of The New York Times asks these and other questions in a story about a workshop at Union seminary on the uses of humor in ministry.
So, people, what are the uses of humor in ministry? What's the best joke you've ever heard from a pulpit? And did it have anything to do with the readings?