Puns, Revisited

March 27, 2007 by

Reuters is bring worldwide attention to the crucial issue of church puns. Initially, I thought this was becoming a pundemic (I know. It’s not even funny anymore). Now, churches seem to be embracing the idea of puns and using them to raise awareness about bigger issues. For example:

  • “Fight truth decay”
  • “Come in for a free faith lift.”
  • “Chxxch — Have you guessed what’s missing. UR!”

Amen. Relevant and literarily beautiful. Not to mention health-conscious. Now, the UK church property specialists Congregational & General Insurance is looking for the best church puns ever. So get your thinking cap on and let them know! Or not.

When marketing for your church, maybe puns deserve more credit than they get. Or maybe Reuters is poking fun. That’s for you to decide.

Long ago, we asked you about puns. The enlightened 44% of you championed their cause. Some of you have just missed the boat. As for me, I too missed the boat. And I’m staying off.

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6 Responses to “Puns, Revisited”

  • nathan
    March 27, 2007

    i honestly can’t believe 44% of people liked the puns.
    yuck. my wife and i like to laugh at the signs with puns on them.

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  • Gene
    March 27, 2007

    I love puns. Good puns, that is. The kind that make you smile and groan at the same time, and maybe even think a little. None of the examples come close to meeting that criteria.

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  • st. Mars
    March 28, 2007

    I love your site!!! God Bless You!
    The church needs a “The Design Driven Church” book!
    Oh…puns, If I’m in a good mood, I’ll say'”How clever!”…if I’m in a bad mood, I’ll say, “Why don’t they just say ‘REPENT’!”
    -st. Mars

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  • Larry Marshall
    March 29, 2007

    All I know is that God is on the Internet. He checks his “knee-mail.” I can’t think phrases like that do anything but make the general public laugh at those silly Christians…

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  • Dave Price
    August 18, 2007

    What’s wrong with a good pun? I know, everyone’s opinion of what is good. Can’t we all get along? Or is Christianity so fragile these days that the mainstream has to comment on everything. Come on people, have at least a little tolerance for the individuality of believers. Here’s my favorite:
    Wanted: Visitors. No experience necessary. Full or part time. Full benefits.

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  • Ryan
    January 10, 2008

    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft it sank-proving once and for all that you can’t have your kayak and heat it, too.
    Sorry, it seemed to fit. :)

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