I’m very please to announce that A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Bible has moved to it’s own website: www.cartoonistbible.com

ACG2B is an ever-expanding library of cartoon illustrations, animations, graphic novels, visual and written commentary, and links to other online resources to study every book of the Bible. 

I’ve been using cartooning as a way to both study and teach the Bible since the early 90s. This collection of illustrations began in 2002 when we planted a network of house churches in Las Vegas, NV called Hart Haus. Each week our Hart Haus community committed to reading a chunk of scripture each day. We read through the entire Bible the first year, then slowed down and worked through the New Testament. I would create a cartoon illustration to summarize each section and write a daily “Food for Thought” commentary and email it to everyone in a PDF each week. Five years later I had the contents of the Hart Haus Bible study series that is available in print.

The contents of these studies were also posted on our website. I called it simply The Bible BOOKshelf back then. 

I left the ministry in 2007 due to severe burnout, but I never lost my passion for studying the Bible through cartooning and growing in digital media. At one point I had a dream to create vibblespace.com (Visual Interactive Bible Based Learning Experience). This would be a fully animated interactive online experience. It was an ambitious dream with no backing.

The VibbleSpace dream died, but my use of cartooning and teaching continued. The Bible BOOKshelf grew and grew.

I eventually came back to ministry, this time in the ELCA, and got a PhD in Missional Leadership from Luther Seminary. The new ministry context allowed me to preach regularly and expand my skills in using cartoons to teach Bible and Theology. I even illustrated my way through the PhD dissertation.

A couple years ago I decided to rebrand the BOOKshelf to A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Bible and started making my PowerPoints available on the Gumroad store to download.

My personal website got bigger and bigger. One day, two years ago, it crashed and I thought all was lost. Then a website angel rescued me. Sara Williams from Free You Up, Inc. resurrected my website and helped me get things in order.

This week, with Sara’s hard work, we officially separated ACG2B from my website and launched it on its own.

Fly, be free, my little baby! I can’t wait to see what God does with this next chapter of my Artist/Pastor journey.

Thanks for reading. Reach out in the comments with questions.

Peace.

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