Thursday, May 15, 2014
Last September, syndicated Salem Radio talk show hosts and best-selling authors Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt appeared on stage together at Scottsdale Bible Church in Phoenix. Joining them was Dr. Wayne Grudem, professor of Systematic Theology at Phoenix Seminary.
The evening featured a candid, entertaining and in-depth inter-faith conversation between three nationally renowned public intellectuals one Jewish (Prager), one Catholic (Hewitt), and the other Protestant (Grudem).
At one point in the evening the subject turned to humor and the question of why Jews are funny and Catholics and Presbyterians are not. All eyes were on Prager, who is considered by many to be a Jewish ambassador to the millions of listeners (mostly Gentiles) to his three-hour long daily talk show.
Prager gave a common answer, that suffering, if you can endure it and prevail, makes you funny. And then he told a classic self-deprecating Jewish joke, commenting that he doubts that you can find a self-deprecating Presbyterian joke.
Here's the joke: A Protestant minister, a Catholic priest, and a rabbi go to the barber shop to get a haircut. Can you guess the punch line?
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