This cartoon has been added to the latest cartoons section of CartoonChurch.com and is available for subscribers to republish in church magazines etc subject to the usual conditions. Bloggers can republish this one freely on personal blogs – the code is below.
First of all, apologies for the fact that this is the first cartoon for subscribers in ages. I am sorry about this unsatisfactory state of affairs. I will be making some announcements that relate to it before too long.
Secondly, I have noticed that recently I have been getting links from people writing from both sides of some of the debates that I have been covering. This makes me happy, but probably means that I do not state my own convictions very clearly, as if I were to do so I would surely upset one side or the other and they would stop their linking forthwith. Sometimes though being unclear can be a good thing, as when everyone is shouting their opinions back and forth it sometimes helps to have someone in the middle shouting something nonsensical and confusing so that both sides have to pause briefly before resuming their shouting.
One site that has been pouring non-literal oil on troubled waters recently is Ekklesia. Yesterday they issued a report on the Christian Union debate explaining how both sites can come to an agreement without resorting to lawyers and shaking of fists. You can download the report here (PDF file, 92kb). I have seen some criticism on the forums today but to my mind this report is the best solution anyone has come up with.
Finally, as promised two or three paragraphs ago: the code to paste this cartoon into your blog:
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<p>Cartoon by <a href="http://www.cartoonchurch.com/blog/">Dave Walker</a>. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at <a href="http://www.weblogcartoons.com/">We Blog Cartoons</a>.</p>