The Junia Project editorial team agreed completely with Rob Dixon’s thoughts on the use of gender-based humor in the pulpit.
But to be honest, we weren’t sure how readers would react. Would people see this as an overreaction? Being too sensitive? Making a bigger deal out of something than we need to?
Those questions were decisively answered within hours of 5 Reasons Not to Use Gender-Based Jokes in the Pulpit being published.
The 100+ comments showed that most people have negative reactions to this kind of humor. Interestingly, a good number of the comments came from men. Aside from simple affirmations like “Is this something that needs to be said?!” and “I can’t believe anyone in a pulpit would be that clueless”, you shared insights and examples that showed how deep this problem goes.
We learned four things from your comments: