The Anglican debate

The Anglican debate

I hadn’t anticipated that my last cartoon would provoke quite such strong reactions. To those who felt my cartoon was helpful: I’m glad, thankyou for your kind words. To those who felt that I was trivialising something too important to be represented by a cartoon: I’m sorry that you felt that way – to trivialise…

The Monastery Revisited

Tony, from ‘the Monastery Revisited’, on TV here in the UK this evening: I’ve been to a few churches around town and they just annoy the **** out of me because they’re so fake, and the people look so lost, and the people on the stage just look so plastic and so charming and so…

The Convent

A group of ordinary women are given an extraordinary opportunity to spend 40 days and 40 nights living with nuns for a new BBC TWO series, The Convent. Broadcast from Wednesday 14 June 2006, the series follows four women on a unique spiritual journey to discover if the nuns’ traditional religious values can help them…

Blogging the Bible

What happens when an ignoramus reads the Good Book? David Plotz from Slate magazine is blogging the Bible. This introduction explains what looks like a very interesting project. Genesis chapter 1 starts here, whilst the latest entry (from Genesis chapter 25 at the time of writing) is here. My goal is pretty simple. I want…

Da Vinci code

Da Vinci code

[Update: This cartoon has now been added to We Blog Cartoons and can be freely reproduced on your blog.] Who am I kidding? I’ll be there queuing up to see the film with the rest of them. If like me you are largely ignorant you may find some of these links helpful: Has the church…

In through one ear

In through one ear

Busy day today doing my final preparations for the Christian Resources Exhibition. The idea for this cartoon came after the sermon in church this morning. It was about Samuel and listening to God. There is a belief that if one is quiet and listens that one can hear God speak. Whether whether the word ‘listen’…

Manchester Passion

I thought the Manchester Passion on BBC3 and BBC2 tonight was superb. We are recording the repeat as I speak. Mark has posted some screenshots: way out west: Manchester Passion Find out what other bloggers thought: Technorati Search: manchester passion Update: Liz was there. Update 2: Track list as kindly supplied by someone on an…

Good Friday art

Chris Curtis: Stations of the Cross around a housing estate in Luton, via Jonny Baker. The art of Easter | the Door. All Saints Church in Marlow host ‘Enter the Passion’ and open daily to offer visitors an all-embracing recreation of Jesus’ journey from Gethsemane to the Cross and to the empty tomb. Via Crucis…

Hell, etc

Hell, etc

I went to a Church of England church yesterday where the sermon was about hell as a place of never ending torment for all those who aren’t ‘Christians’ by their definition. I do not understand this. I don’t understand how anyone can believe this and carry on with life as normal. I’ve found one or…

Pray as you go

Pray-as-you-go . . . daily prayer for your MP3 player This is probably old news, but there you go. During Lent the Jesuits have made their daily prayer services available for people with MP3 players (and broadband). You can either download a single service or get the whole week as a podcast. (Note for the…