I have no grand Lent plan, but I intend to turn a few more things off a bit more often.
Here are some Lent resources. There are of course millions of others.
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Posted by Dave at 9:52 am on February 21, 2007 and filed under Religion, Spirituality.
“…our problems are caused by (in England) the Inclusive Church lot and Fulcrum, people like Maggie Dawn and even dave Walker. They all have this holier than thou attitude and denigrate anyone who shows human emotion or passion. They are the ones who are made into spokesmen/women and later into bishops and archdeacons and so the public don’t get to read about the real pain (on either side) just the insipid deliberations of people who all seem to be called Giles. Why Christians insist on believing the middle way and compromise are somehow inherently more Christian than an impassioned demand for justice at all costs I don’t know. It certainly doesn’t come from the example of Jesus Christ.”
“What I can’t cope with is stalemate where both sides are rendered impotent by a compromise that is never resolved. And sitting there in the middle are all these smug, passionless wimps who have the audacity to feel proud of their inability to form a real, worked out opinion about anything other than their own superiority.”
From the comments following this post.
Posted by Dave at 8:24 am on February 21, 2007 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Blogging, Religion.
I am currently experiencing delays in the following areas:
- Paying in
- Sorting out
I am please to report though that I am currently up to date with the washing up, except possibly for one mug and a teaspoon.
Posted by Dave at 12:42 pm on February 20, 2007 and filed under Cartoons, Current events, Mundane, Religion, Utter nonsense.
Cartoon Blog Exclusive
(The cartoon that is)
Oh, go on then:
The report of the Covenant design group.
Please don’t ask me to explain it though. The final ‘Communique’ from the Primates meeting will apparently be released later on this evening.
Update (21.45) The final communique from the primates is here. Off to read it.
Update 2: This is the official and fuller version.
Posted by Dave at 4:41 pm on February 19, 2007 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Cartoons, Religion.
A lot of the blogs commenting on current Anglican goings-on were kind enough to link to my Primates meeting cartoon series the other day. I thought it would be nice to link back to some of them and also interesting to see how many people clicked through to my site from the different blogs. I’ve therefore made a top 10 list of the Anglican blogs that supplied the most visitors over the weekend, nearly all of which directed more than 100 people to my cartoon feature. This list begins to give an idea as to how many people read the different blogs, though not a very accurate one as on some of these blogs the post linking here stayed at the top of the list for ages, whereas in other cases the link was one link in a list of many links. It must also be mentioned of course that there are some very good Anglican blogs not listed here as this list only includes ones who linked here over the weekend. All in all, come to think of it, this list is not that useful and so should probably be ignored.
So, in reverse order of numbers of visitors clicking through here:
10 Drell’s Descants
Conservative blog from the classical anglican site. Not to be confused with ‘Drell’s discounts’, the people who sell second hand cars and washing machines.
9 daily episcopalian
Liberal blog from Jim Naughton in the diocese of Washington, USA.
8 Inclusive Church blog
A new blog by Scott Gunn of the liberal UK group Inclusive Church. Scott has been posting from Tanzania and takes pictures too.
7 Stand Firm
A good place to keep up with the conservative side of things, though the contributors do tend to get a little bit overexcited sometimes. I have found that the comments aren’t always a good advert for the conservative stance, though perhaps that isn’t a fair thing to say.
6 Times Online – Ruth Gledhill – WBLG
The blog of the newspaper. Ruth would have been a lot higher in this list (top 3 I’d guess) except that the link from there to here was in the middle of a lot of others not in a separate post like some of the others.
Site written by Catholics who used to be Anglicans.
4 Thinking Anglicans
Thinking Anglicans is the site I recommend if you just want one ‘Anglican goings-on’ news blog. Simon does tend to do a better job of filtering out the nonsense than some of the other links blogs and doesn’t post lots of extracts making it easier to find things.
New blog from the Episcopal church in the USA. Official and everything. Coming from the more liberal side of things.
2 Father Jake Stops the World
Father Jake writes commentary from a liberal point of view. Eclectic and eccentric.
Kendal Harmon’s TirusOneNine site was the only one in this list to send four figures-worth of visitors. Kendall posts so many links that it is difficult to keep up – I don’t know how he manages to do his washing and ironing.
[Titusonenine often breaks under the strain when something interesting is happening in Anglican circles - the backup blog is here]
Posted by Dave at 9:41 am on February 19, 2007 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Blogging, Links: bloggers, Religion.
This cartoon seemed to go down quite well when I did my live gig the other week – you can see a larger version here.
Apologies for a lack of new material today. I’ve spent most of the day stressing over a single cartoon. I spend nearly all of my Sundays this way these days. In fact quite a lot of my days generally.
Posted by Dave at 11:55 pm on February 18, 2007 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Cartoons, Church, Religion.
My full page Church Times cartoon entitled ‘The Goings-on Within the Anglican Communion – the situation summed up in some drawings’ is now available for non Church Times subscribers. It is a bit small I’m afraid but you’ll get the general idea.
Talking of the Church Times: today I met my fellow Church Times cartoonist Ron, who draws the St Gargoyles cartoon each week. And very nice to meet him it was.
Posted by Dave at 7:37 pm on February 17, 2007 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Cartoons, Religion.
Yes yes yes, it is far too early for this, but there are some people who will have church magazines to prepare ahead of time. I’ve just redrawn this old Mother’s Day cartoon for someone, and it is now available for subscribers to republish. I redrew it using my splendid Argos lightbox. I was given it for Christmas.
Sorry that there has been a lack of original material so far this week. It is half term here and so I have been doing a few other things besides looking at the internet and drawing. Actually come to think about it I haven’t really done much else. Sorry.
I was wondering about doing a little cartoon series explaining the current Anglican goings-on at the primates Meeting in Tanzania. Would anyone out there be interested in such a thing were I to do so?
Posted by Dave at 6:06 pm on February 15, 2007 and filed under New CartoonChurch cartoons, Religion.
Yesterday we went to see the exhibition of Alan Fletcher’s work at the Design Museum in London (This is Alan Fletcher the designer, not Alan Fletcher the Dr Karl Kennedy of ‘Neighbours’).
I find Alan Fletcher’s work inspiring and have done for a number of years since being directed to ‘the Art of Looking Sideways‘.
This sort of exhibition reminds me that I enjoy making notes and doodles in notebooks.
The exhibition ends this weekend, so go now if you have the opportunity and like design-related things. It costs £7, but if you go on the train you can take advantage of the 2 for 1 offers they do on going to London attractions by train. If you can’t get there then Flickr has quite a few images posted by people who have been.
Other people who have been: jonnybaker / Babble Babble Babble
Posted by Dave at 12:04 pm on February 14, 2007 and filed under Art, Design.
[Click on the image for the full sized version]
Just a reminder that my Lent cartoon from the ‘Dave Walker Guide to the Church’ series is available for republication by CartoonChurch licence holders.
Please note the special conditions for this cartoon: Please don’t republish it on another blog or website and please use the special text to credit it. Thank you!
Posted by Dave at 9:08 am on February 13, 2007 and filed under Cartoons, Church, Religion, Spirituality.
My Valentines Day cartoon from last year is now available on We Blog Cartoons, meaning that it can be reposted on blogs.
I originally posted it here: Valentines day cartoon.
Posted by Dave at 1:03 pm on February 12, 2007 and filed under Cartoons, New Weblogcartoons cartoons.