A larger version of this cartoon is here along with information about how to use it in your own church publications and elsewhere.
A version of this cartoon appears in the book. I was never very happy with the book version. It had three columns unlike the two in this version. The right hand column (not shown here) was some underlined writing to do with leaving rotas or somesuch which was OK but I wasn’t really satisfied with it. The truth is that I’d had the idea for the four pictures a long time before but finished drawing them the night before the book deadline.
In reality the four pictures are a summary of my ‘faith journey’ (appalling phrase) which perhaps don’t need a punchline. Though in hindsight perhaps the ‘emerging churchers’ or ‘alternative worshippers’ should have got a look-in as well.
I suppose what I wanted to say is that I have found something of value in all these different approaches to Christian faith. Some more so than others, and some of the things I once held to be important I no longer see as important. We all change and realise that we were wrong about certain things. I suspect I been more wrong than most people about more things than most people, if that makes a shred of sense.
Some people don’t like the labels (evangelical, liberal etc) of course, but we have to give things names otherwise no-one knows what we are talking about. Perhaps these days I tend to wear my labels sewn onto the inside of my clothes rather than emblazoned on the outside.
[Feel free to post this cartoon on your blog. Just sew this handy code into the waistline:]
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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>