Category «role of clown»

Valentine’s and April Fools

I was asked on facebook “With Ash Wednesday on Valentines Day and Easter on April Fools, what creative ideas do you have for connecting these events?” Since just this week I concluded an interim, I don’t have worship responsibilities for either feast! That means I haven’t developed anything connecting Valentine’s to April Fool’s … but …

always emergent roles

I have been reflecting on the role of the clown and by extension to purpose and function of clown ministry. Floyd Shaffer used to teach that in the circus clowns are different than performers. Performers are the skilled acts: animal trainers, aerialists, acrobats. Clowns are … clowns. Performers stay in or above the ring; clowns …