The Ministry of Silly Walking Together (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

President Kieschnick’s Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report

It’s . . . Monty Python’s Flying Task Force . . .

Man: I’d like to have an argument, please.

Receptionist: Certainly, sir. Do you want to have a thorough, well-reasoned argument with a free and open discussion of pros and cons and with all the input laid on the table, or were you thinking of just a propaganda piece with a bogus, one-sided “survey” full of loaded questions?

Man: Well, I think it’s probably best if we have a free and open discussion.

Receptionist: Fine. Mr. Ribbon will see you now.

Man goes into caucus room.

Man: Is this the right caucus for an argument?

Mr. Ribbon: Sorry, I’m not allowed to argue unless you’ve paid.

Man: But, but, we’re already paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for this, and now our congregation’s assessment is going up by 30%!

Mr. Ribbon: I’m very sorry, but I told you I’m not allowed to argue unless you’ve paid! Get out your checkbook! And, besides, nobody gets to see the input.

Man: Look, I’ve had enough of this!

Mr. Ribbon: No you haven’t!

Man storms out of room and goes down hall. . . .

Man: I want to complain!

Gets hit on head with large mallet.

Man: Ooh!

Mr. Synodocrat: No, no, no, hold your head like this, and then go “waaagh”! Try it again. . . .


The Ministry of Silly Walking Together (by Pr. Charles Henrickson) — 15 Comments

  1. Oh this was too funny!!!! Trust you Pastor Hendrickson to be a Pythonian!!!!! Oh, so happy am I!!!!

    I do believe the Ministry of Silly Walking Together (Walks for short) is open for requests for grant. “I’ve been working on this survey for quite some time,… the report silly enough?”

    Let me see a demonstration…, oh…do, watch this instructional survey report montage…”

    “I do believe you, may (TF, Survey & subsequent report) qualify for grant from the Ministry of Silly Walking Together, (Ablaze!ing in silliness).

  2. Dino: Oh see my brother’s theologically clumsy colonel, and when he gets unhappy he breaks things. Like say, he don’t feel the Synod’s playing fair by him, he may start restructuring things, colonel.

    Colonel: What is all this about?

    Luigi: How many men you got here, colonel?

    Colonel: Oh, er … 2,337,349 baptized, 9,010 clergy, and er, 889 missionaries

    Luigi: Missionaires, Dino.

    Dino: Be a shame if someone was to set fire to them.

    Colonel: Set fire to them?

    Luigi: Fires happen, colonel.

    Dino: Things burn.

  3. Did someone say the TF Inquisition?!
    We have 1 survey, no…3, yes, three surveys,…no wait…we have no less than….
    oh wait, let’s start again….
    Did someone say the TF Inquisition?

  4. And now for something completely different…

    A sketch about the unstoppable monster the Bemonge whcih devours everything its path. Or, well, you know, I mean the “Great Missional TCN Bemonge” which is swallowing up helpless little country churches up the hill and down the dale.

    (The “Bemonge” sketch was one of my favorites. It was their attempt to spoof the scary movie. The Bemonge was just this big cotton ball – under which you could see the human feet – and it started swallowing everything it came in contact with. I remember it was on a tennis court “swallowing” the players. Does anyone remember that one?)


  5. Wow! You have validated my childhood (are you older than me) and clarified one of my all time favorite comedy sketches!

    As far as I am concerned you are clearly the frontrunner for the Office of Minister of Silly Walks!


    P.S. Hey, I was a kid in the middle of nowhere in Iowa with cable TV in the mid 70’s – what did I know about french. All I remember is that it sounded like Bemonge. (BTW – did you know that cable TV was originally invented to get a signal to the boonies and only after a few years did they actaully figure out it might be profitable to bring more stations to the city-dwellers.)

  6. You have validated my childhood (are you older than me). . . . I was a kid . . . in the mid 70’s. . . .

    I must be older than you, Rossow, since I graduated from college in ’74. (I’m 56.)

  7. Blue Ribbon Task Force: We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
    LCMS: I don’t think I was
    BRTF: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
    LCMS: Look, let’s go back and face the issues.
    BRTF: No, it’s too perilous.
    LCMS: Look, it’s our duty as Christians to sample as much confessional unity as we can.
    BRTF: No, we’ve got to find the Holy Grail. Come on.
    LCMS: Oh, let me have just a little bit of unity?
    BRTF: No, it’s unhealthy.

  8. We’re confessionals & we’re okay,
    we blog all night & we work all day…

    This could go on forever, the wealth of material! I knew there was a reason I love this site!
    Cheers, guys!

  9. We all have created a monster! My 12 year old, wanted to see what we were all talking about. He has just seen Spam, Dead Parrot, Fish slapping dance, Ministry of Silly Walks, Arguement Clinic & one clip from the Bavarian Episode, My 12 year old has asked me to tell ya’ll, if ya go on You Tube, & look up Monty Python Lego, you can see the Knights of the Round Table & Spam in Lego. Heavily parentally edited for content, mind you.
    Yes, he does look at what I read & write here, “edited for content & age appropriate”. He thinks it’s a riot Pastor’s laugh & like Monty Python. I told him, they actually wear tennis shoes & jeans too. “They do NOT”… Pastors are people too!

  10. Ya know, BJS events…must be an absolute blast!!! BJS content + good clean (in a Python reference of) fun. No wonder we all post here all the time! Pythyonathon anyone?

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