Mime Ministry??


I saw the book pictured above in a bookstore in Alabama and I couldn’t help but laugh! It’s no wonder that the world snickers at Christians with troupes of “Christian Mimes” running around. This kind of thing makes a mockery of spreading the gospel.

But, let’s pretend to take a look inside this book. The cover says it’s an illustrated guidebook for organizing, programming, and training a troupe of Christian mimes.

Start with organization: put them all into the correct box

Programming: well, programming is another word for brainwashing. I can easily see that the mimes might be brainwashed

Training: Perhaps they take classes such as Face Paint 101; yoga, Dress for Success.

Seriously, over the years I‘ve seen “puppet ministry”, “clown ministry” and a bunch of others. Why the need to fluff up the gospel? This is what seems to be going on:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; II Timothy 4:3

I hope I have not taken a verse out of context, but I think it applies here. The “itching ears” refers to those always wishing for new things; something easier to swallow and less offensive. Many won’t mind being entertained by mimes and puppets, but they will not want to hear the straightforward truth.

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