Description: A man and woman sit at a table. Man says, “I believe but sometimes I don’t. Woman responds, “That’s weird because I don’t believe but sometimes I do!” I love the vast diversity of people like you in my life. But our differences are ripples on the surface of the deeper current of reality: our fundamental connection. I work for unity in diversity, not only between ourselves (we acknowledge our differences while still loving one another), but within ourselves (you acknowledge the differences within yourself while still loving yourself). Someone messaged me: “I was raised without any religious upbringing...
Description: God + Your Theology = Your Theology. I did a similar cartoon with scripture. The scripture plus your interpretation equals your interpretation. God plus your theology equals your theology. Because the word is not the thing.
Description: JOHN LEWIS with #BLM as the shadow. RIP Congressman John Lewis.
Description: There is a huge ball labeled "your suffering". Outside is a little dot labeled "their theological explanation". When you suffer, there's no amount of theologizing that will comfort you or remove the pain. Some people don't realize that. Which is why Job's "comforters" are still going strong today.
Description: God and a man are parachuting together. The man's parachute says "Faith". He says, "God, I'm so thankful for my faith!" In the next frame God cuts the man's parachute ropes and he falls. ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR YOUR FAITH? Has life felt like this for you? Yes? I’ll tell you why. Faith is not certainty or confidence on steroids. I hardly use the word anymore because it is so vastly misused. Or overused. Rather, I prefer a kind of knowing. But it is not a discursive knowing. It is an embracing of mystery. It is unknowing.