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Visual Resources for preaching, teaching, and personal study.

Explore Every Book of the Bible

Find cartoons, illustrations, videos, commentaries, and other helpful information about every book of the Bible.

The Graphic Novel is Now in Print

The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of Jesus.

Jesus was a Jewish teacher who was not afraid to speak truth to power, challenge social boundaries, and show unconditional love to all people, regardless of status. Jesus’ life, teaching, death, and resurrection are both the fulfillment of what the Hebrew prophets foretold and the promise of God’s coming Kingdom.

This graphic novel version of the Gospel of Matthew invites you to enter Jesus’ story as one of the crowd who listens to his teaching, watches what he does, 

My Mission

It is my desire to use all the gifts, passions, and experience that God has given me to help others grow deeper in the love of God, through Jesus Christ, in the Power of the Holy Spirit, for the sake of the world.

How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

How do you define success? The gods of our age lure us to wealth, achievement, and power. Are these the rhythms of the Kingdom of God to which Jesus invites us to walk? This sermon looks at the calling of David and reminds us the the Lord does not look on the outward appearance, like mortals do. The Lord looks on the heart.

Don’t Be Bored with Your Own Sermon | Interview with Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson joins us on the Visual Preacher podcast. Rolf is a Lutheran pastor, a professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and a key player in This interview takes you behind the scenes at Working Preacher, explores Martin Luther’s use of the artist Cranach in the Reformation, the use of body language in preaching, and lots of other goodies.

A Cartoonist’s Guide to 1 Samuel 16:1-13

The Narrative Lectionary introduces us to David this week in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. The first fifteen chapters of 1 Samuel tell the story of Samuel, the last judge of Israel, and Saul, the first King of Israel. Saul didn't work out well and God sent Samuel to find a true...

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Ruth 1

These images walk through the first chapter of Ruth. Naomi has lost everything and Ruth vow to stay with her until the end.

Interview with Dr. Mary Hess | Meaning-Making in the Context Collapse

Dr. Mary Hess is a professor of Educational Leadership at Luther Seminary, a Roman Catholic Feminist Theologian, and a premier scholar at the intersection of digital media and faith formation. She has a special passion for the liberative power of storytelling.

A Cartoonists Guide to Deuteronomy 6:1-9 | The Shema

The Narrative Lectionary moves us from Exodus 3:1-15 last week, where Moses encounters the burning bush, all the way to Deuteronomy 6:1-9 this week, where Moses delivers his final sermon. A lot happens in between.The Shema (Hebrew for listen or hear) in Deuteronomy...

Why I Don’t Want to Be The Lead Pastor | A Sermon on Calling from Exodus 3:1-15

This sermon explores four attitudes that are necessary for hearing God’s call. They are found in the story of God’s Calling of Moses in Exodus 3:1-15

Interview with Paul Oman | Drawn to the Word

Paul Oman is a pastor and fabulous artist. Eight years ago he followed God's call to leave the local parish and dedicate his life to proclaiming the Good News through live paintings and cultivating his gifts as a fine artist. I had a chance to sit with Paul for a few...

From Abraham to Moses | A Cartoonist’s Guide to Exodus 3:1-15

The Narrative Lectionary makes another huge leap this week. We move from Jacob wrestling with the Angel of the Lord in Genesis 32:22-32 last week all the way to Moses and the Burning Bush in Exodus 3:1-15 this week.  A lot happens between those stories. Let's walk...

Interview with Dan Currell | The Power of Finding the Pillar Images

Dan Currell is a lawyer, a professional communicator, and currently serves in the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people all over the world and has given over 1,000 presentations to corporate clients. He is passionate...
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