Preaching at the end of the Upper Room conference was a bit like following a combination of the Sermon on the Mount and the Gettysburg Address. Archbishop Miller’s address was particularly profound and groundbreaking.
I figured, therefore, that for the sake of the folks who’d watched the conference all day I should lighten up my homily with joke. But that wasn’t easy—it’s been a year and a half since I tried a joke in church. During the livestream months it was pretty risk to try to get a laugh from a congregation of four!