Jesus’ Top Ten List

I concur with Chris Brady that “Coffee With Jesus” is doing something wonderfully impressive in the cartoon genre. Take this example, in which Jesus is asked for his list of the top 10 important events of 2011:

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  • beallen0417

    It’s so odd. Compare Jesus to a comic-book character and you’re a lunatic. Make an actual comic strip about Jesus as a cartoon character and you’re a genius. Dr. McGrath has such curious standards.

    • lol, the only thing that is odd is the logic you use in your comment.

  • Chris Meyer

    Very interesting…and well done!

    I’m still getting kick out of “It’s a Girl!”

  • Is there anyone out there inclined to explain the difference between making a comic about someone and claiming that they were originally nothing but a comic book character to beallen0417? It seems he is denser than I ever imagined…

  • Trevor

    Dr. McGrath, when is your book on your deconversion coming out?

    • What “deconversion” would that be? If you are asking if I am planning on writing a book on leaving fundamentalism behind, and becoming a Liberal Christian, then the answer is no, not at the moment. But at least some of the ways that studying the Bible in a historical-critical manner has shaped and transformed my thinking you can read about in The Burial of Jesus.

  • Brian

    I just wanted to write this comment, cause poor James Mcgrath, surely needs someone to enjoy this lovely comic book for him. Very funny, James, and true. I’m sure that if Jesus was here in the flesh with us today, he would appreciate your sense of humor. It’s always a good thing to focus on the good in life, otherwise you end up a negative man who sucks the fun out of everything as I once did [hopefully I don’t do that as often.]
    Merry Christmas, James. Hopefully you can find a nice Pagan or two and use the holidays as a way to reconcile two very bad histories.

  • Merry Christmas to you too, Brian! I wasn’t able to make much sense of most of your comment, but I understood the holiday greeting, and reciprocate it!

  • Brian

    Sorry for not making sense. All you need to know is that your comic was funny and that this holiday should be about joy. Anyway whatever happened to the Naked pastor or the other guy who used to be featured a lot on your blog?

    • Naked Pastor is the site of David Hayward, who is still blogging and making cartoons. There were a few recently I considered sharing – it seems as though this Christmas I have come across so many funny and interesting things, I have felt as though even what I have shared has perhaps been too much.

  • Charles Hooker

    Good job, Dr. McGrath … seriously.  I’d like to read more of your thoughts.  It’s a bit like “reading the Bible again for the first time!”  

  • JDatty

    I tried posting some cartoons about atheists on the John Loftus site, all in fun.

    The reaction was, well…negative.

    Guess the morally and intellectualy superior atheists, as they keep telling me, don’t have a sense of humor!

    Merry CHRISTMAS!

  • JDatty

    Here is one that I think is hilarious but that set them off…

    http://www.atheistcartoons.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/thecommenter.jpg

  • The Grunge Diva

    I love it. Maybe people are offended at the concept that Jesus would drink coffee? I don’t know, I couldn’t understand those two criticisms, either, James. Keep up the great work, and may God continue to bless you with the gift of joy and wisdom.

  • Stevencarrwork

    LUKE 21
    As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.

    CARR
    According to the Gospels, Jesus was truly pleased if poor people gave more money than they could afford to religious institutions.

    According to Jesus in Matthew 23:17, the gold in the Temple was sacred. 

    It takes money to buy sacred gold. It takes money to buy gold which is not sacred, and I imagine that sacred gold is even more expensive.  I’m sure Jesus would want widows to chip in  to help out with the cost.