Comedian Milton Jones’ book 10 Second Sermons is witty, entertaining and insightful. Here are a few snippets that made me smile:
“There are lots of versions of the bible. AV, NIV, RSV… the easiest to use is the PVC version – you just stretch it to say whatever you want it to.”
Funnily enough, I have come across folk- who read the PVC bible. Have you? Mind you, then there are others whose bible is pure concrete, no room for anything as flexible as Grace, or Mercy…
“You have to remember that the bible is often a translation of someone trying to communicate the indescribable.”
Indeed. Balaam’s donkey being one of the most fascinating examples.
“Hearing God’s voice is often like trying to hear a satnav that you’ve locked in the boot of your car because you thought you wouldn’t need it.”
I can relate to that. The number of times I have said to God, “I’m fine! I looked it up on the map before I started. No, no, really, look, I’m fine!”
Some time later I find myself repentant and lost.
Finally, this little gem:
“Church should be everyone arriving with one piece of the jigsaw.”
You can buy Milton Jones’ 10 Second Sermons here.