Talk

Does God Have a Sense of Humour?

Date recorded: 31 May 2015 | Speaker: Rik Peels | Event: ELF Workshop
Topic: TheologyGod
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Description

Having a sense of humour is one of the character traits we most appreciate in people. But then doesn’t God, who is perfect in all regards, have a great (in fact, the best) sense of humour? Clearly, Jesus outwits the Pharisees time and again, which suggests that God has a good sense of humour. On the other hand, though, one might think that having a sense of humour conflicts with God’s holiness. And how could God be amused at things if, being omniscient, he is simultaneously aware of all the suffering in the world? So, does God have a sense of humour or doesn’t he? And if he does, what does that mean for us?