This is from my Monty Python calendar:
The headmaster (John Cleese) gives the day’s Bible reading:
And spotteth they the camels before the third hour. And so the Midianites went forth to Ram Gilead in Kadesh Bilgemath by Shor Ethra Regalion, to the house of Gash-Bil-Betheul-Bazda, he who brought the butter dish to Balshazar and the tent peg to the house of Rashomon, and there slew they the goats, yea, and placed they the bits in little pots. Here endeth the lesson.
I’m always on the lookout for things to remind me of how normal people perceive church and Christianity. This is how our friends see the Bible… how they see church and Christianity…
Let’s stop being verse- and wordsmiths and start being storytellers.