Frederick Buechner, the well-known writer, refers to his conversion in several of his writings. According to Buechner, he was living in New York City and happened to attend a worship service at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. The great preacher George Buttrick was pastor of the church at that time and was preaching on the morning Buechner attended. According to Buechner, he was overcome when Buttrick proclaimed, “Jesus Christ refused the crown that Satan offered him in the wilderness, but He is king nonetheless because again and again He is crowned in the heart of the people who believe in Him. And that inward coronation takes place among confession, and tears, and great laughter.”
We’ll laugh in heaven… a lot. I think it’s okay to laugh in church. I’m certain Jesus would approve.