Jesus’ (Facebook) Friends

Three cartoons on this theme by Tim “Spike” Davis. One of the things that Christians think about during this season is Jesus' teaching about loving our enemies, and how he put it into practice to the last. Can I not forgive my Facebook friends' posts that seem hateful to me, and do so not just [Read More…]

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Not My Cross, But My Monkeys

I appreciated the convergence of these two cartoons in my feed today. The first came to my attention via Ted Herrlich. The second is by David Hayward, who also made a similar point in an earlier cartoon: [Read more…]

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Self-Serving Theologies: The Kim Davis Saga

Several memes and political cartoons have addressed the hypocrisy in Kim Davis’ desire to have her own freedoms respected, while demanding the right to discriminate against others. Here are a few of my favorites: And this one is from a while back, yet could have been made today: The first two come via other Patheos bloggers [Read More…]

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Pun-al Substitution

Andrew Perriman blogged about the interaction between myself and Michael Bird about the penal substitution theory of the atonement. His reckoning suggests that the biggest difference between conservatives and liberals/progressives might be the willingness of the latter to make puns and other jokes about “penile substitution.” He may or may not be right. But in [Read More…]

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Religious Tributes to Leonard Nimoy

It seemed appropriate to round up some of the tributes to Leonard Nimoy which have had religious elements to them. They are all in a similar vein, although The Onion’s is the most distinctive of them, followed by David Hayward’s.   [Read more…]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving* to those who celebrate it today! Here’s a poem for the occasion: Are you going to Thanksgiving dinner? Stuffing, sage, a turkey, and thyme This kind of food is always a winner You could say it’s a true love of mine… *Some restrictions apply. This wish does not constitute a contractual obligation to [Read More…]

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Aliens Helped Humans Build the Pyramids

This came my way via Kara Cooney on Facebook, who also shared this gem (presumably depicting a scene connected with the audiobook The Eye of the Scorpion):     [Read more…]

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Happy 4th of July!

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Comments Cartoons

I was looking for a cartoon to put at the end of my earlier post about blog comments, and found several, which I thought it might be worth sharing in a separate post. [Read more…]

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Spring Ahead: A Daylight Saving Reminder

This is a reminder to those in the United States and other parts of the world where clocks need to be changed early tomorrow. Kindly sleep an hour less, be a little grumpy as a result, and still get where you need to go on time. For more information, see Scot McKnight’s post about Daylight [Read More…]

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Moses in Winter

The above cartoon from The New Yorker, “Moses in Connecticut,” could be relocated to many places in the United States at the moment, including Indiana. Another New Yorker cartoon depicted the other side of the theology of snow:     [Read more…]

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