What’s so funny about the church podcast notes
We welcomed Mark Christopher Lawrence to the podcast today
Here’s some info on him.
He has a wikipedia page. I pulled off a few favorite facts that I want to ask you about.
He went on to capture the collegiate Bovero-Tabor Award, awarded to the top junior college speaker in the country.
a Hollywood talent agent noticed his skill and landed Lawrence his first job in television, a role on Hill Street Blues.
After graduation from USC, he worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe
What were those guys like?
Here are some of my favorite roles you’ve played
Terminator 2- Burly Attendant
Sprung- Brutha #3
Senseless- Wig shop owner
Shake Rattle and roll you were Fats Domino
Lawrence is best known for his role as Big Mike on the NBC series Chuck. He has made guest appearances on many television programs, most notably Heroes, My Name Is Earl, Crossing Jordan, Dharma & Greg, Malcolm in the Middle, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm & Eddie, Men Behaving Badly, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Good Luck Charlie and Martin.
Where did you meet God along this journey?
You’ve been all around the world doing comedy and have been in a lot of churches. What are the funniest, weirdest, strangest experiences you’ve had at a church? What are your observations about church in America?
What experience have you had that defined what church is supposed to be?
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Acts 2
Church is mentioned 114 times in the bible. Never is it mentioned as a building. It always refers to people.
Bill Hybels once made the famous statement that “The church is the hope of the world.”
How do you think we as people can best represent God in this world?
At this point in your life, what is the lesson God is teaching you?
(I’d love you to talk about your journey as an actor. You’ve had great opportunity, but you’ve had to wait for big break that made your career. We talked about having to have long term faithfulness)