Matt Coker | @MatthewSCoker
The Back Row is kind of in a league of its own when it comes to ministering to Christians. Our slogan is "Humor & Healing for the Saved but Still Human." To us, that means that we put just as much (or sometimes more) emphasis on making people laugh as we do on encouraging people in their daily walks.
And a lot of folks don't understand it. They don't see how the two really go together.
But to me, I don't see how it could be done any differently.
"I AM CHRIS FARLEY"
A wonderful documentary recently came out about the life of Chris Farley, featuring heart-felt interviews with his SNL cast mates and many other comedians and some regular people who were close to him.
For those of you too young to remember, Chris Farley was the king of comedy on Saturday Night Live for a stretch of several years in the early 90s. He was a large man with incredible abilities that he used to make people laugh.
In these interviews, we learn some things that maybe most didn't know about Chris. We've all heard that he had a drug problem, which sent him into rehab multiple times and would eventually take his life. But what we didn't see when he was on the television was how much he struggled on the inside.
He was a clown, but it was often a mask to cover his insecurities, his low self-esteem, his feelings that he was not good enough, even when everyone was telling him he was the best.