Saturday, July 14, 2007

Laughing with Purpose

As parents we're supposed to give our kids cultural experiences to grow them and make them well rounded individuals, right? Like take them to art museums and cultural festivals and symphonies? Do shows with Christian comedians count?

Last night Brian and I took our kids to church to see Keith Deltano. We explained to the kids that a comedian is someone who makes you laugh. They thought that sounded OK. When we told them there was going to be ice cream after the event, they were sold.
What we didn't know was that Keith would have such a great message to present in the midst of the laughter he brought to us. He shared about his past and what he went through with pride and prejudice - thinking he was better than that kid from the south. Keith was very funny and related well with the audience. He has been a sixth grade teacher and worked in ministry with kids, and while his presentation was enjoyable for the adults in the audience it was also totally appropriate and relavent for the kids. We had some good conversation with our kids about the content afterwards.

If you ever have the opportunity to see Keith in your area, I highly recommend going!

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kreed said...

Sounds like lots of fun. Isn't it great that you can get kids to do just about anything for ice cream? Too bad that doesn't work as well with adults!

kreed said...

And I thought I was the only one who was that attached to Moose Tracks!

LoveMyStarr said...

Sounds like a really fun experience! What a great ministry!

KarenW said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I would say it counts as cultural experience.

Coach J said...

I've never heard of him, but I'm so glad he realized that we from the south are ok!! :) :) :)
I'll keep my ears open for him coming my way!!