A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 6:1-14

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 6:1-14

The Narrative Lectionary brings us to Romans 6:1-14 this week. Paul has been teaching some radical heresy that might lead some hard core law-followers to accuse him of being a libertarian. He counters this accusation by appealing to a deeper reality of life in God. We...
A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 5:1-11

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 5:1-11

The preaching text this weekend, from the Narrative Lectionary, is Romans 5:1-11. This PowerPoint is my visual meditation on the text. I begin by framing Paul’s worldview in the hostile divide between Jews and Gentiles. Then I summarize Paul’s argument in...
Carry On Podcast Episode on Romans 5

Carry On Podcast Episode on Romans 5

I haven’t talked about this much on my blog, but every week I am part of a podcast that features the pastors of Easter Lutheran Church. We discuss the text and theme of the upcoming worship on the weekend. Here is the latest episode of our podcast. The text for...
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...
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...
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