Jesus Takes a Selfie

Jesus Takes a Selfie September 29, 2013
jesus takes a selfie cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward
“Jesus Takes a Selfie” (drawing by nakedpastor David Hayward)

(*** You can purchase a fine art reproduction of this cartoon HERE.)

The bible says that God was in Christ reconciling the whole world to himself. The story of Jesus is the working metaphor attempting to explain the perfect and complete living union of God and humanity.

So, this cartoon is not meant to be a sentimental, cute cartoon to give us warm fuzzy feelings. I really do offer that this is actually true.

There is now no separation.

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  • Cecilia Davidson

    inb4 “We are the body of Christ” remarks.
    I actually do agree that there is no separation of sacred and profane – it works like a Venn diagram, in that there are purely sacred and purely profane things, but the realms are so meshed together that the diagram almost looks like a circle.

  • Doug

    David, you closet universalist, you!!

  • Hello David, what do you mean by: “the perfect and complete living union of God and humanity”?
    For it seems to me that all the perpetrators of atrocities are neither completely nor perfectly united with God, at least in the present moment.

  • Cecilia Davidson

    Why can’t God be all good and bad people in one composite?

  • klhayes

    That awesome!

  • Cecilia Davidson

    “Dangit. Every time I take a selfie, it gets photobombed by the same crowd.”

  • johnieB

    It’s good orthodox Christology, since the Councils. Oops! Just read yer bio and the title of this here blog, so I guess you kinda knew this, huh?

  • Patricia Raube

    David, I have ordered the fine art print… I am so in love with this. That is the only way to say it. In love.

    I am wondering how I might have permission to use it as a bulletin cover this weekend for World Communion Sunday?

  • You have my permission 🙂

  • Charles Martel

    From the “45 declared communist goals in America” #27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion.

  • Charles Martel

    It appears that Jesus uses an Iphone and is an advocate of multiculturalism. That seems strange considering he made the races different in the first place. This drawing has nothing to do with the desires of Christ and everything to do with the artists opinion. He uses Christs image to promote politics and half baked platitudes. This is nothing more than distilled cant. Shame on the artist.

  • Oh my the variety of opinions my drawings attract!

  • Wonder

    1 Corinthians 12:27
    New International Version (NIV)
    27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

  • Wonder

    i feel sad that you are so filled with fear. I have lived in that place before. it’s not pretty

  • Charles Martel

    I’m sure you are a very kind person, but I don’t think you have enough information on the subject.

  • Charles Martel

    Go back and look at the picture again. There is a woman in a burka. Muslims are not part of the body of Christ. Surely you can see I have a point here?

  • Wonder

    I can see you think you have a point.

    because you assume you know what’s in somebody’s heart by what’s on their head. And also that you know what was in David’s mind when he drew the picture. I see lots of people wearing lots of things.

    you see a dark skinned person with their head and face partially covered and think “that person can’t belong to my god”

    Tiny god you’ve got there. I think I’ll keep mine.

  • Charles Martel

    Of course I have a point, and you know it. The artist is clearly trying to blend Christ with an extremely liberal viewpoint. This is a result of the aimless wandering of the American evangelical worldview because it is void of any theological tradition and leadership. Your interpretation of God and the bible has been stripped of strength and loyalty. How can we possibly help others if we weaken ourselves? Yours is a skewed view influenced by humanistic ideals (which are atheistic), and are nothing more than Christianity projected through a socially marxist lense.