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Description: A man tries reaching for God but is chained to the Church and the Bible and can’t reach. I know these cartoons of mine sometimes offend some people. That’s because some people equate the Church and the Bible to God. When in reality the Church is simply the gathering of those who talk about God and the Bible is a collection of writings of people who talk about God. The Bible points to God. The Church is people looking at the Bible pointing to God. An important revelation in my life was when I realized that I depended on...

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belief, Christ -

Description: A man stands on a subway train with a t-shirt that says "I Believe in Jesus". Jesus stands next to him with "I Believe in You" on his robe. They both smile at each other. Growing up as a Christian and into adulthood, my obsession with believing in Jesus negated my believing in myself. I had a clear choice:  Either it’s all Jesus and no me, or it’s all me and no Jesus. Later in life I learned that believing in myself is one of the healthiest things I can do. It didn’t come to me easily though. It came...

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LGBT, LGBTQ+ -

Description: An LGBTQIA+ rainbow sheep angel appears in the night to a white sheep pastor of a church that has a sign on it saying, "Welcoming But Not Affirming". The pastor says, "Ooops!" I never arrived at being affirming intellectually.  I arrived at it lovingly. What I mean is, although educating myself was involved, what really changed me was knowing and meeting people who were gay, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, asexual, gender fluid, queer, etcetera. My love required me to change. It was a love crisis that created the thought crisis that created the necessary change. Like a divine intervention.

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A man is spotting Jesus at a bench press. He says, "Does this count for weight upon the Lord?" Laughing Jesus says, "STOP!" I have to tell you something about cartoonists... or maybe about artists in general but I know cartoonists for certain... we are sometimes cursed with an idea that won't go away until we draw it. A few years ago I watched a documentary on cartoonists and some of them mentioned that too. That silly idea that won't go away until you draw it. Like a demon that needs to be exorcised before it will shut up. Well... this...

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church, relationships -

Two guys are in a café. When the pastor walks in one guy says to the other who has a bunch of questions in a thought cloud, "Better put those away. Here comes pastor Ron!" Have you been in situations like this where you didn't feel safe with your questions? I know I have.

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