Sunday, February 15, 2009

Book Review

A Comedian's Guide to Theology, by Thor Ramsey.

Musician Brian Healy was known for the humorous comments and stories were a regular part of his concerts. A review from a show of his (from approximately 1990) included a line something to the effect that "Healy is different from those on the Christian comedy circuit only in the fact that he is actually funny."

That comment applies to Thor Ramsey today.

And his first book is an intriguing blend of humor and solid, conservative theology. His main opponent is the post-modern views of the "emerging" church. Parts of the book are laugh-out-loud funny, and many parts contain interesting takes on the fundamentals of theology. He covers the Bible, Sin, Hell, and End Times. You know -- the funny stuff.

Ramsey does take on people from all across the spectrum, so you and church and your favorite Christian TV personality are made fun of. But if you can take a joke, you'll find plenty of good points and even insights tucked in between the jokes.

1 comment:

Cami said...

Sounds interesting. I think we definitely need more humor in looking at theology. ;)