The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

Trained to laugh

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This is an interesting post from Greg Gilbert highlighting an address by John Piper in which, because they had been primed to laugh over the course of the previous hours of speaking, his opening confession of sin (quirky, but not inappropriate in the context) produced gales of laughter from the audience (I think it is an audience, and not a congregation per se).  Indeed, the more Piper protests his seriousness, the funnier the audience seems to find him.

Gilbert does not so much draw conclusions as ask questions, and they are good ones.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Wednesday 7 October 2009 at 15:00

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  1. This is really interesting/strange. It is so easy to be drawn along with a crowd – too easy. I wonder if this situation was used by the Holy Spirit to impress the rest of the message on some rebuked individuals? “All things work together for good…”

    Rachel

    Friday 9 October 2009 at 22:26


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