I'm not a big fan of
Lent. Jesus didn't spend the days before Good Friday in the desert for 40 days
and nights - he did that a long time before, at the start of his ministry. And
while it's good to pray and study the Bible before Easter, shouldn't Christians
be doing that every day of the year? And all that giving up eating chocolate or
watching the telly or whatever - if those things are keeping you apart from
God, shouldn't you give them up all the time?
Reader's voice: OK, OK,
Er, yes, sorry about that. Anyway, are the shelves empty
because the librarian agrees with me and doesn't stock Lent books? Or have they
all been (wait for it, wait for it...) lent?
And why did the library
architect put a roof on it like a church? Can this cartoonist only draw one
sort of roof?
Let's move on to the next cartoon.
Adam had to start naming the animals all over
placed plant to avoid controversy.
Notice also that Adam has no navel,
for complete Biblical authenticity.
Salivation through fête alone.
Kim Swithinbank, who
used to be our vicar at St James Muswell Hill - has said that some of these
jokes are "corny." I don't know what he means.
After Acts 4:31
Here's the passage
4:23-31. I've always thought: wouldn't it be great to fill in an insurance
claim form and write, under cause of damage, "We prayed, and God responded so
powerfully that there was an earthquake."
"Two Ways to Live" was always the highlight of the Red Apostles
Evangelistic Display Team's show.
"Two ways to live"
is a great way to explain the gospel. I'm fond of it because you draw six
cartoons as you tell someone the story. You can also buy little "two ways to
live" books, or you can see it on the Internet:
two ways to
I tried to draw another cartoon with a man trimming his hedge
to make a topiary two ways to live. But it just didn't look like convincing
privet so I gave up. Sometimes you just can't win.
standard of parish lunch remains high.
The man in the
foreground has a water glass too - or is he having white with the fish course
and red with the meat?
in the same vein...
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