Is it proper for Christians to use satire in their speech or writing? Most believers would say it is not, but Douglas Wilson disagrees (in his own inimitable style, of course). In his book, A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking, he defines and defends satire and its use by Christians.
Satire is the exposure of human folly or vice through ridicule or rebuke. And guess what? The Scriptures – the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God – are filled with it. It’s a genre that’s very common. With that knowledge, Wilson gives a good defense using the Old Testament prophets, Jesus, Paul, and even Charles Spurgeon. He answers objections and provides some necessary guidelines. You may not agree with Wilson, but you’ll enjoy the book. Tolle lege!