What do Christians think?

Premier (who do the radio) have launched a thing called ‘Cpanel‘, which describes itself as ‘the UK’s first online panel of Christians’. The idea is, to put it simply, that people who want to know what Christians think will contact Cpanel, who will ask Christians what they think and then tell the people who are…

Places to do thinking

Places to do thinking

On Thursday I went to London to do a bit of thinking. I need to do thinking as otherwise I do not have any ideas, and when I do not have ideas I cannot do any cartoons, and when I do not do cartoons then there are various problems. I like to go to places…

It's not about Steve

…as if we should do things his way [Sorry, evangelical worship song joke there.] The Spring Harvest / Word Alive split was not all about Steve Chalke and the penal substitution issue, writes Bishop Pete Broadbent on the Ship of Fools forum website. Here is his post in full: It’s quite hard to produce an…

It’s not about Steve

…as if we should do things his way [Sorry, evangelical worship song joke there.] The Spring Harvest / Word Alive split was not all about Steve Chalke and the penal substitution issue, writes Bishop Pete Broadbent on the Ship of Fools forum website. Here is his post in full: It’s quite hard to produce an…

More on the Spring Harvest / Word Alive kerfuffle

Dear me. A lot is being written and said and it is a bit hard to keep up. I’m posting these without any in depth commentary as I have to get on with work today. 1) UCCF: Statement about the Word Alive situation (Update: original source) It is basically saying that can’t work with those…

Word Alive is no more

Word Alive is no more

The organisers of the ‘Word Alive’ Bible study holiday have decided to remove themselves from the ‘Spring Harvest’ Christian Butlins holiday because they do not like Steve Chalke. Instead they are setting up a new more Biblical Bible study holiday in Pwllheli and Steve Chalke will not be invited. Well, that is my amost certainly…

Various in-depth spiritual thoughts

Skip over this post if you don’t want any profound analysis. Thank you. 1 Chocolate Jesus Some of the catholics are grumpy because someone has made a chocolate Jesus. I was thinking about this this morning and then Kester wrote it better than I was planning to: I’ve obviously not seen the piece properly, but…

Christian Resources sold

The Christian Resources Exhibitions have been sold to the Bible Society. Inspire have the story – nothing on the CRE or Bible Society websites yet as far as I can see. I like the Christian Resources Exhibitions. They are the only places I know where everyone wants to talk to you. In that respect it…

Labels

Labels

A larger version of this cartoon is here along with information about how to use it in your own church publications and elsewhere. A version of this cartoon appears in the book. I was never very happy with the book version. It had three columns unlike the two in this version. The right hand column…

Making a Splash

Making a Splash

“Making a Splash – a young person’s guide to baptism” is a new book for young people published by the Baptist Union for which I have done the cartoons. Hopefully I can publish a sample cartoon shortly. The book is published in February and costs £4 or £3.50 if you order lots. To order it…

Sexual Orientation Regulations

Sexual Orientation Regulations

The Sexual Orientation Regulations protest by Christians and others is all over the news – on the BBC and elsewhere. Articles of interest: Faithworks: The Sexual Orientation Regulations: an alternative Christian perspective (it seemed slow loading to me in which case you can see it on Thinking Anglicans) Ruth Gledhill’s post Christians ‘torch’ SORs. Update:…

The most welcoming churches in Britain

Ecclesiastical Insurance ran a competition to find the most welcoming churches in Britain. It is quite difficult to find out who won – I cannot find any information on the Ecclesiastical Insurance website so I assume they are keeping it a closely guarded secret for some reason. However, but doing some snooping round on the…

Posada

Posada

The Posada is, as far as I can gather, a Mexican celebration commemorating Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of ‘Posada’, a Spanish word for ‘shelter’ or ‘inn’ (depending which web page you believe). Posada-related websites: Las Posadas Webpage about the original Mexican celebration. The Church Army Posada page The…

Getting along with Christians who are different

Getting along with Christians who are different

A debate has arisen in the Christian Unions comments section and elsewhere about Evangelicals and whether they are bad or not. MadPriest continues his argument here: Don’t mention the war and here: A Personal Statement<br>From The Maker Of This Product MadPriest. I understand that you have come across some naughty Evangelicals who do not pay…

Anglican goings-on (continued)

Time is short today as I have lot of drawings to finish off for people, so apologies for the lack of a cartoon. A couple of links on some of the stories that can loosely be described as ‘Anglican goings-on’: Archbishop Rowan in Rome Ruth Gledhill has been following Archbishop Rowan around in Rome with…