oh the storms our mouths can cause

the storms our mouths can cause cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

My cartoon and post last week "Other Tragedies in the Wake of the Tornadoes", referring to the theological pronouncements following the Oklahoma tornadoes, got a lot of traffic.Most of the time I assume theologians mean well and that they believe their intentions are sincere. But being well-meaning and sincere doesn't seem to prevent harmful things from being said.John Piper's tweets are still stirring up a storm. I'm not satisfied with the explanations he and his team have put out. It … [Read more...]

other tragedies in the wake of the tornadoes

tornado devastation cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

It's one thing to experience tragedy. It's another to have it followed by a sermon.Why is everyone so smart? Why are there so many answers to such a deep, unspeakable mystery?It didn't take long for John Piper to tweet his answer: "Your sons and daughters were eating and a great wind struck the house, and it fell upon them, and they are dead (Job 1:19)" Or for Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps, Jr. to tweet his: "OK Thunder's Durant flips God by praising fag Collins. God smashes … [Read more...]