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  • The Good Book tells us that when the Lord comes, “The lame shall be humorous again!” Actually, it’s “leap like the deer” (Is. 35:6), but that’s only useful if you’re trying out for the Olympics or escaping from prison. A […]

    The Laughter that the World Cannot Give

    The Good Book tells us that when the Lord comes, “The lame shall be humorous again!” Actually, it’s “leap like the deer” (Is. 35:6), but that’s only useful if you’re trying out for the Olympics or escaping from prison. A […]

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  • ‘I do not like seriousness. I think it is irreligious.  The man who takes everything seriously is the man who makes an idol of everything: he bows down to wood and stone until his limbs are as rooted as the […]

    Uncloaking the Proud: The Power of Comedy

    ‘I do not like seriousness. I think it is irreligious.  The man who takes everything seriously is the man who makes an idol of everything: he bows down to wood and stone until his limbs are as rooted as the […]

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  • It was Saturday evening.  I was set to perform a sketch at the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (CICCU) meeting straight after the visiting preacher had finished his talk—a talk which turned out to be the most intensely serious sermon ever […]

    Two Humours Too Many

    It was Saturday evening.  I was set to perform a sketch at the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (CICCU) meeting straight after the visiting preacher had finished his talk—a talk which turned out to be the most intensely serious sermon ever […]

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  • In improvisational comedy there are a set of unwritten rules which serve as guidelines for creating successful scene work. Some of these rules include: don’t ask questions, give yourself something to do on stage (a mimed activity of some sort), […]

    …yes I said yes I will Yes

    In improvisational comedy there are a set of unwritten rules which serve as guidelines for creating successful scene work. Some of these rules include: don’t ask questions, give yourself something to do on stage (a mimed activity of some sort), […]

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  • Today is Red Nose Day in the UK—a 25-year-long tradition of using comedy to raise funds for a variety of charities both in the UK and throughout Africa.  At first blush it may seem inappropriate for some to be laughing […]

    Introducing the Theology & Comedy Symposium

    Today is Red Nose Day in the UK—a 25-year-long tradition of using comedy to raise funds for a variety of charities both in the UK and throughout Africa.  At first blush it may seem inappropriate for some to be laughing […]

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  • As a current 11th English teacher, I often have situations arise that give me new ways to consider the relationship between art, imagination, and the deeper meaning of life.  For instance, recently I gave my students a creative assignment which […]

    Artists: Don’t Just Work; Be at Leisure!

    As a current 11th English teacher, I often have situations arise that give me new ways to consider the relationship between art, imagination, and the deeper meaning of life.  For instance, recently I gave my students a creative assignment which […]

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  • [Please note, this post contains spoilers for the FX series, The Americans.] I recently watched the premier of FX’s period-drama The Americans with great interest, for it boasted a premise that any lover of history would struggle to pass up: set during […]

    Red Flag: ‘The Americans’ and Humanising the Enemy

    [Please note, this post contains spoilers for the FX series, The Americans.] I recently watched the premier of FX’s period-drama The Americans with great interest, for it boasted a premise that any lover of history would struggle to pass up: set during […]

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