Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 144 Vendor: Editorial Vida Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 7 X 4.9 X .5 (inches) ISBN: 0829759778 ISBN-13: 9780829759778 Availability: In Stock
In this manuscript, author Ulises Oyarzun examines the classic paradigm that says happiness and humor have nothing to do with something as serious as the gospel and throws that notion out the window. This book is the result of a unique research project in which the author reviewed the Bible, history, church traditions, and his own experiences. This is book has an imperishable message for those who understand that comedy can be an invaluable tool. This book has the challenge of addressing some piercing questions about when to add laughter to your ministry, such as: How are humor and faith like water and oil? How did Jesus use humor? Can we find humor in the Bible? If we preach using humor, is that good or is that an insult to the gospel? How can humor be used in monologues? Do you need to be a professional to do stand-up comedy? The author will give practical advice about how to articulate humor and facilitate joy in ministerial work. This is a book that has the potential to take your ministry to a new level of fulfillment and boundless joy.
Ulises Oyarzun has worked for many years as a youth pastor within the Baptist Church of Chile. He studied theology and is a graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Santiago. He is a professional radio announcer and a graduate of the 'School for Broadcasters of Chile.' He currently lives in Central America and is a professor at the Youth Specialties Institute. He travels throughout various countries, speaking at workshops and conferences and doing Stand Up Comedy with Values. He is the husband of Barbara Valdebenito and the father of a small son, Baru. SPANISH BIO: Ulises Oyarzun ha trabajado como pastor de jovenes por muchos anos en la Iglesia Bautista de Chile. Es graduado en teologia del Seminario Teologico Bautista de Santiago. Locutor profesional de radio, graduado de la 'Escuela de Locutores de Chile'. Actualmente vive en Centroamerica y es catedratico en el Instituto de Especialidades Juveniles. Hoy viaja por diferentes paises, dictando talleres, conferencias y haciendo Stand Up Comedy con Valores. Es esposo de Barbara Valdebenito y Padre de su pequeno hijo Baru.