If you ever want to provoke laughter in church in the 21st century, just read a chunk of the Song of Songs, of course it works better if you get a couple to read to each other! The imagery is just so strange to our culture that almost any passage will achieve laughter in moments. But this does not mean that the book is intended to be funny.
So my difficult problem in this podcast is to try to convince you that there is humour, as well as poetry and sex, in this very best Song.
It won’t be easy or quick, indeed this is the longest ever “5 minutes” at way over 6 minutes 🙁 on the other hand, I’m convinced that looking seriously at the topic of humour in the Song is a great way to get closer to its heart…
Here is the audio: Humour in the Bible: 22: Song of Songs