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A watercolor painting looking up through trees to stars and a full moon. There's something about me you may not know. I paint. In fact, I've painted watercolors ever since I can remember. There's something mystical about the watercolor process. It's a contemplative experience for me. I'm very influenced by the northern Canadian landscape, where I live. But I'm also inspired by Asian art, especially ink and watercolor work from China and Japan. But I wasn't sure you'd appreciate my paintings as yet another expression of my creativity, so I've kept them off my website. I imagined you thinking, "I love NakedPastor...

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A man asks a pastor what the picture of Jesus on the cross with tape over his mouth means. The pastor says, "Oh that. Well here we appreciate what he did for us but not so much what he said to us." WHAT JESUS SAID OR DID There are two branches to Christianity. One claims what Christ has accomplished for us. The other claims what Christ has taught us. The first we can accept. The second we can observe. Those who accept the first are believers. Those who accept the second are those who appreciate the teachings of Jesus, and this can be anyone, including non-believers....

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My Journey of Deconstruction. How it started: A snake-like question mark sits on a bed scaring a man under the covers. Next frame, the man and question mark are arm in arm, in love. There are questions that are permissible. These questions confirm and sustain the system. Q: "How did God create the world in six days?" A: "Because God is omnipotent!" Q: "Can you explain the Trinity to me?" A: "Like an egg... white, yoke, and shell!" Q: "How can I get to Heaven?"A: "Repent of your sins and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord!" Then there are questions...

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This is one of my most popular and controversial cartoons on the topic of scripture. Jesus says to a group of people holding their bibles, “The difference between me and you is you use scripture to determine what loves means and I use love to determine what scripture means.” This upsets some because to them Jesus IS the Bible, completely conflated and equated. They don’t realize that they are committing the unavoidable hermeneutical method of reading into the text their understanding of what it means (eisegesis). They can’t be blamed because we all do it. It can’t be helped! They...

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A group of men diligently study the Bible while Jesus waves his hands frantically trying to get their attention. JESUS INTERRUPTUS Yesterday I poked the bear by posting a cartoon about the distinction between Jesus and the Bible. So I thought I'd fully arouse said bear. There are the three issues for which I get the most reactions: 1. The Bible.2. Women3. LGBTQ+ In that order.  Why are these such provocative issues for the religious? I think I know why. It's about power. It's about control. They think... The Bible can be controlled: Don't let it into the hands of amateurs.Women...

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