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A worship leader begs Jesus to come. Jesus yawns looking at his watch. WORSHIP AS SEPARATION I’ve believed in unity forever. This wasn’t just a suspicion but a mysticism inspired by Bible verses like: “In God we live and move and have our being.” “that they may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” “God was in Christ reconciling the whole world to himself.” My contemplations found these Biblical affirmations.The Bible encouraged me to view reality so. But the church emphasizes...

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CARTOON DESCRIPTION: In a bookstore, there’s a shelf of “Books for Husbands” and there are 3 books there. In another shelf, “Books for Wives”, there are many books. I drew this cartoon years ago because I actually saw this in a Christian book store. I remember years ago when I realized that in a relationship the one who loves the least has the most power.  Which I immediately understood also means the one who has the least power works the most to make a relationship function.  More power, less work.  Less power, more work. This is why there are so many...

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In the first frame, a man cries out, "God, where are you?" In the next frame, we zoom out to see him crying out in the center of the palm of God's hand. Even if you aren't sure about the existence of God or you don't believe in God at all, we all know a bigger perspective helps. When I was a pastor of a church, I made it my constant endeavor to validate people's experiences and not dismiss their sufferings and feelings of abandonment and even rejection.  Many of us grew up trained to believe we were rejects. And...

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Does deconstruction have to be sad? In the popular poem "Footprints in the Sand” Jesus says, "The times when you have seen only one set of footprints is when I carried you."  I think he said, “This is where I dragged your ass!” Carl Jung said, "Walk your path or be dragged."  Recently someone said he prefers my funny cartoons and that I shouldn’t focus so much on negative things about the church.  Maybe this cartoon shows I haven't lost my sense of humor.  When I do cartoon and write about, say, spiritual abuse, I'm helping people embrace their experiences, trust their guts, find...

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SAYING YOU’RE ACCESSIBLE AND BEING ACCESSIBLE ARE 2 DIFFERENT THINGS A door has a sign on it, “We Welcome Short People”. Short people are trying desperately to reach the doorknob but can’t while people inside look fearfully at the short people trying to get in. It’s one thing to say you’re accessible. It’s another thing to actually be accessible.People with disabilities know this. By experience. It’s like churches that say they’re affirming. They say they’re affirming but they’re really not. LGBTQ+ people know this. By experience. Every once in a while I hear from someone who’s found a church that accepts...

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