Christmas Card Cycle

Dave Walker's latest cartoon diagrams the pitfalls of the card-sending season. Does the sending of Christmas and other holiday cards still make sense, in our age of instantaneous digital communication? Is my asking that just an attempt to escape from the cycle Walker illustrates?   [Read more...]

Doomsday Perspectives

Today’s Non Sequitur illustrates a useful point. Doomsday predictions are in the eyes of the beholder. For most people in the English-speaking world, the prediction of the imminent dawn of the kingdom of God, an end in some sense to history as it was previously known, might not seem to be something to wish for. [Read More...]

New Study

XKCD via Marc Cortez   [Read more...]

Worst Sidekick Ever

From the Daily Kos. To be fair, there is only so much that one can blame on sidekicks. Clearly one's concept of God must by definition be wrong, if it is incompatible with the fact there are people who say and do the exact opposite to the themselves, who also genuinely believe that they are [Read More...]

Time Out

From yesterday's Family Circus.   [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Travel

HT Ben Witherington   [Read more...]

Grief at the Loss of Absolutes

David Hayward shared the above cartoon. The title uses “deconstruction” in its popular rather than its technical sense. It is really about the application of Kübler-Ross' famous “five stages of grief” to the grief we experience when we realize that our conviction that we have the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth [Read More...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Visit Mark Anderson’s blog for more cartoons of this sort!   [Read more...]

Impuritans

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Needle Through a Camel

Shouldn’t the needle be through the eye of the camel, if it is a misunderstanding of Jesus’ saying? [Read more...]

Reverse the Conveyor Belt

David Hayward shared the cartoon below: I don't see the church as a place that should convert humble questioners into confident (and, if the cartoon is accurate, rather grumpy-looking) exclaimers. I used to see it that way, but now my view is essentially the opposite. If anything, the church should be a place that brings [Read More...]


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