023: Eric Bramlett on Comedy from the Pulpit

The world’s greatest parody writer Eric Bramlett discusses the rift between the church and the theater community. He breaks down comedy, it’s place in the church, and why artists are our modern-day prophets.

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Lead yourself (and your church) to find freedom in forgiveness. 

As Eric was talking in this interview, it showed me the power of God’s freedom that comes through forgiveness.

We’d love to help you and your church discover what freedom in forgiveness feels like by exploring the powerful forgiveness that Jesus offers to each and every one of us.

We’d love to introduce you to the 40-Day Forgiving Challenge.

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Resources mentioned in the episode:

The Beatles Xmas 

Community Christian Church Naperville, IL

Porch Light Theater Group

Exponential.org

Key insights from the episode:

Eric Bramlett

If you can make fun of yourself, it makes you relatable. – Eric Bramlett

Theater artists are actively participating in creation every day. They are so close to the creative work of God; they are just missing the source. – Eric Bramlett

Any churches that align themselves with a political party put walls around themselves. – Eric Bramlett

Historically the church has been pro-art, but in America, we just don’t see that anymore. – Eric Bramlett

The artists are our modern-day prophets if they are allowed the chance to speak. – Eric Bramlett

Eric Bramlett’s challenge: in the small stuff, extend and receive forgiveness. 

Lead yourself (and your church) to find freedom in forgiveness. 

As Eric was talking in this interview, it showed me the power of God’s freedom that comes through forgiveness.

We’d love to help you and your church discover what freedom in forgiveness feels like by exploring the powerful forgiveness that Jesus offers to each and every one of us.

We’d love to introduce you to the 40-Day Forgiving Challenge.

The Forgiving Challenge takes you on a life-changing journey to experience the gift of God’s grace so that you can share it with others. It also helps you identify and walk through the five phases leading to freedom. 

You can learn more about the challenge here!

Some not-so-key insights:

Eric measured all his parodies to Weird AL Yankovich, the king of parody.

Red Letter Living is #29 on the Christianity charts in Kenya. 

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