Not What I Planted

This cartoon by David Hayward seems like a suitable updating of the parable of the wheat and the tares from the Gospel of Matthew. What do you think? [Read more…]

Happy Mothers’ Day!

  Kevin Frank shared this on Facebook, and it seemed the best thing for me to share for this occasion. Happy mother’s day, whether you are a mother, or celebrating with your mom, or remembering a mother who is no longer present. Everyone can find a reason to celebrate today – whatever you may or [Read More…]

On the Plus Side

A Facebook friend drew this cartoon by Tom Gauld to my attention. This could be a discussion between a professor and their undergraduate student, or between two academic colleagues. There are different kinds of impenetrable language, but I suspect that the aim is often the same: to shield the actual claims (if there are any) [Read More…]

How Firm a Wrong Foundation

Ben Witherington shared this cartoon, but did not comment on the fact that (1) it depicts the individual on the left as taking a stand on a different foundation than the Bible itself teaches people to, and (2) it encourages those who do so to treat those who offer criticisms, and draw a problem such [Read More…]

This Section Made Possible By…

Via Paul Barford. I love that the cartoon alludes to phrasing commonly encountered on PBS shows, which Donald Trump would likewise like to see cut. And I lament the fact that this cartoon, and its allusions, are necessary. Just as I lament the fact that the next section of the wall could carry similar signage [Read More…]

Stand Up For Jesus

It has been a while since I’ve shared one of David Hayward’s cartoons, and this one seems especially worthy of circulation and comment. Conservative Christians regularly fail to reflect on the possibility that, just as Jesus and his early followers caused divisions and faced oppositions in their Jewish context, so too it may be necessary [Read More…]

Do You Renounce Satan?

From Bill Bramhall in the New York Daily News. It is symptomatic of the transformation of “faith” into mere assent to propositions, that all kinds of people have said, as part of a baptismal ceremony, that they renounce or reject Satan and all his works. And yet they seem to have given no thought whatsoever to [Read More…]

Putting Jesus on ICE

For those who may not be from the United States, ICE on the back of the flack jacket stands for “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” That is the branch of Homeland Security that has been making headlines in recent days by rounding up immigrants in large numbers and deporting them. [Read more…]

Alternative Heaven

From cartoonist Pat Byrnes. Is any further comment necessary? Is it necessary to point out that the substitution of lies in place of truth is itself already diabolical, and the rebranding of lies as though they were merely a variant form of truth is even more so? [Read more…]

Smug Pilots

This New Yorker cartoon really sums up well what the current attitude many have towards experts and expertise sounds like. And it highlights the hypocrisy of it, as though figuring out what is happening with the climate, or the history of biological organisms, or what happened in the past, involves less training and expertise than flying a [Read More…]