PerryDox

Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Romans 4 – Humor

| July 6, 2012

In a bible study Thursday, we considered how Paul in Romans 4 juxtaposes justification by faith with creation and resurrection. As my tongue twisted itself, I accidentally said, “juxtafication.” In hindsight, I prefer calling this “a synchronization of human language with divine action to form a previously unknown expression coherently and succinctly expressing a cogent […]

James 1:19 – For Modern Readers

| November 6, 2011

Perryism – Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, and slow to hit the reply button (1:19).

1 Samuel 1:15 – Puns

| July 26, 2011

“Please tell me you meant that” I will say after hearing a pun. I hear the pun, but that does not mean they mean it. Often they are not wise to their own wisecrack. Puns, witticisms, and such are not the inventions of Americans with a warped sense of humor. These puns and plays on […]

Hebrews – Food

| February 26, 2010

Many people have food allergies, but the Bible has food…analogies.  Yes, this little article might be hard to swallow, but chew on its truths for a little while and you will be able to stomach the puns.

Humor – Christian Football

| February 7, 2010

Have you heard of Christian Football? I don’t know where I got this list, although I will admit that the last definition is mine. Pass: What many in bible class do when asked to answer a question. Quarterback Sneak: Church members who quietly exit following the Lord’s Supper, a quarter of the way through the […]

Hebrews – Food Analogies

| October 1, 2009

Many people have food allergies, but the Bible has food…analogies.  Yes, this little article might be hard to swallow, but chew on its truths for a little while and you will be able to stomach the puns.

Illustration – Justification, Sanctification, Procrastination?

| September 23, 2009

“After hearing his dad preach on `Justification,’ `Sanctification,’ and all the other `ations,’ a minister’s son was ready when his Bible Class School teacher asked if anybody knew what `procrastination’ meant.  `I’m not sure what it means,’ he said, `but I know our church believes in it.’” (Dick Van Dyke, Faith, Hope, and Hilarity, p.115.) […]

NASCAR

| September 18, 2009

I’m new to North Carolina, and being a preacher I’m interested in the various religions of my neighbors.  I’ve learned there are Baptists, Catholics, more Baptists, Moravians, more Baptists, and a religion I’ve never heard of – NASCAR.   Not many people know that NASCAR is an acronym: National Association for Stock Car Auto Religion. Personally, […]

1 Peter 3:7 – Men and Women Are Different

| September 18, 2009

            Men are different from women.  To us, this is nothing innovative, nor surprising, shocking or controversial.  Emotionally, mentally, physically, and biologically the sexes are different.  Ironically, our commonality is our dissimilarity.  Neither sex is inferior or superior to the other…just oddly opposite.  Poles apart like the North Pole and the South Pole. The poles […]

Ecclesiastes 2:2 – Laughter

| September 15, 2009

Laughter is of God.  No other of God’s creations laugh, as do humans.  God Himself laughs and has a sense of humor (i.e., just look at the platypus!).  Humor though must have its place, as we have all witnessed, endured, or participated in ill-timed humor.  Humor must also have its place within our lives – […]