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Is there a church for a big woman with an itch?

A pastor was called to be guest preacher at a church. He knew this church was different when the congregation ended every line of the hymn with the shout of "yeehah!"

January 23, 2014 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

The chaplain’s son and the surprising snowball

My father served the U.S. Army as a chaplain, so I grew up an Army brat AND a preacher's kid - double trouble!

January 16, 2014 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Crazy about football — crazy about Jesus

Five-year-old little Johnny attended his first football game with his father.

January 09, 2014 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

What not to say to your pastor

Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, wrote an interesting blog recently on things people actually have said (but should not say) to their pastors. It included such statements as:

January 02, 2014 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Understanding Verge and Mary

Children have a wonderful fascination with Christmas. One Sunday during Christmas, the preschool choir at our church presented a short musical program.

December 26, 2013 | By Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

‘I don’t wanna be a lamb, I wanna be a chicken’

When I was 3 years old, the church where my father was pastor was preparing for its annual Christmas musical. Since Dad was the pastor, and Mom worked with the music, they usually let me stay in the worship center while they rehearsed.

December 19, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Oops! Did our church sign really say that?

One Sunday night a church member eagerly showed me a photograph he had taken on his digital camera of our church sign. I read it and said, "So? It says, 'Celebrate Christmas with us.'"

December 12, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Liturgically challenged Baptists celebrate Advent

Baptists are not very liturgical. Many Baptists reading the previous sentence have no idea what I just said, so let me explain. (Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian and most Methodist readers may want to skip over the next paragraph).

December 05, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Pilgrims and pigs at Thanksgiving

Cal and Rose Samra tell how Thanksgiving Day was approaching, and a family received a Thanksgiving card with a painting of a Pilgrim family on their way to church.

December 01, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Why my brother-in-law is thankful at Thanksgiving

One Thanksgiving when I lived in Mississippi, I was feeling especially thankful. God was blessing my church and my family.

November 21, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

But have you heard of ‘Snakes in a Casket’?

You've heard of the movie, "Snakes on a Plane." In Appalachia, some people put snakes in a casket.

November 14, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

You mean there’s no free time in Heaven?

Recently a lady in my church was talking to a little girl about heaven. She described how we would spend every day in worship. The little girl looked up in astonishment and asked, "You mean we don't get no free time?"

November 07, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

A bad time for the pastor to forget your name

A pastor in Mississippi was performing a wedding ceremony, when he suddenly realized that he had forgotten the bride's name. What could he do? He couldn't say, "Hey, pretty lady, do you take this handsome man?" If he whispered to the groom and asked for the bride's name, everybody would hear it on his lapel mike, anyway. So he just blurted it out, asking the bride in an apologetic voice, "What's your name?"

October 31, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

The Methodist mistake in the Baptist baptistry

A Methodist pastor in Dalton asked if he could borrow the baptismal pool at the Baptist church for a baptism by immersion. While Methodists commonly baptize by sprinkling, they also may immerse, and this Methodist pastor had a couple who had trusted Christ and wanted to go all the way under.

October 24, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Going to Texas to get a preacher

"Hey honey, I'm going to Texas," said a man to his wife one Friday night. "Carl here knows where there's a preacher stuck on the side of the road. We're going to get him."

October 17, 2013 | By Dr. Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

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