An Encyclopedia of Humor by Lowell D. Streiker

By Lowell D. Streiker

Lowell Streiker's Encyclopedia of Humor offers plentiful "good fresh enjoyable" everytime you desire inspirational slices of lifestyles, bracing quips, quotable knowledge, or a fresh dose of nonsense to complement your sermons or talks.

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Remember what it says in the Bible," he thundered. " "I guess I have nothing to worry about," replied a heckler, pointing to his toothless gums. "Don't you worry, " the evangelist shot back. " In a rural community in Kansas, there was a year-long drought. All the crops were dying. In desperation, Larry Gates, the pastor of the Methodist church, the only church in town, announced that the whole community would assemble at the edge of one of the fields and pray for rain. A large crowd gathered, and Pastor Gates climbed on a tractor and surveyed the flock.

Oh that," she chuckled. " Pastor Jenkins was well loved by his small town congregation, but his salary was small. When a prosperous congregation in a large city offered to double his salary, the locals could not possibly match the generous financial offer. " "I really don't know," replied the boy. " As two priests traveled along a country road, the first complained about the other's habit of constantly interrupting himself. "Tell you what I'll do," said the first priest. " The other agreed to the bet and started the prayer.

It took him forty days to find a place to park. A favorite story of Lyndon Johnson's: A preacher was becoming terribly distracted by a man who came to church every Sunday and slept through the entire sermon. One Sunday the preacher decided to do something about it. As he began to preach, the man, true to form, fell fast asleep. " The entire congregation immediately stood up, except the sleeping man. " This startled the dozing man. " The following story is attributed to Mark Twain: "I once heard a preacher who was powerful good.

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