A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Apostle Paul

A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Apostle Paul

The church has always been a multicultural, Spirit-led, cultural-boundary-breaking activity. We see that clearly in this week’s text, Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-18. The Spirit calls Barnabus and Saul/Paul to set sail toward the Gentiles with witness to the Good News of...
A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Great Commission

A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Great Commission

This week brings us to the final scene in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus meets his disciples on a mountain in Galilee. Some of them worshipped and some doubted. Sounds like a normal day for me.   This moment also marks the completion of A Cartoonist’s Guide...
Christ is Risen, and The Mural is Done!

Christ is Risen, and The Mural is Done!

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Happy Easter everyone. We have been working on a commuity mural project at Easter Lutheran Church throughout Lent. Today is the big reveal. I’d like to share the process with you. Enjoy! Back in February we had the...
Friday Happened…Now What?

Friday Happened…Now What?

Friday Happened…Now What? It is early Saturday morning as I write this post. It is the day of unknowing, riddled with fear. The disciples watched their teacher die the cruel death of an insurrectionist. He was lifted up on a cross to be shamed and to serve as a...
What’s So Good About This Friday?

What’s So Good About This Friday?

He was arrested,falsely accused, beaten, mocked, and nailed to a cross. This was how the Empire treated all insurrectionists. Fear, self-protection, hatred, and violence. This is the cycle of the human condition. You cannot defeat it with violence, otherwise you...
The Last Supper

The Last Supper

On the night in which he was handed over (betrayed) by his friend…he handed himself over to our fear, hatred, violence and death… Downloadable Resources If you would like a step-be-step PowerPoint of this presentation, you can have it for as little as...
A Cartoonist’s Guide to Holy Week

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Holy Week

The moment has finally arrived. A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew is finished!! To celebrate this occassion, I created a PowerPoint that walks through the events of Holy Week, beginning with the Triumphal Entry in Chapter 21, then skipping all the arguments of...
A Missional Purpose Statement

A Missional Purpose Statement

Winter’s icy grip has melted away. Spring has sprung. Easter is almost here. Perhaps it is the increased vitamin D from the vernal sun. Perhaps it is a few recent positive conversations with colleagues. Perhaps it is the projects I’ve been feverishly working on....
The Five Discourses of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

The Five Discourses of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew contains five long speeches (discourses) of Jesus. Many Bible scholars organize the Gospel around these speeches. However, it is important to note that four out of the five speeches occur during Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, before he travels...
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