I'm pleased to announce that this cartoon is going to appear in the print issue of August, 2009 Christianity Today. I find it interesting that one of my most innocuous cartoons was selected, and certainly not one of my best, in my opinion. But it is going to be published there, and I am happy about that. I remember when I first started drawing cartoons just a couple of years ago. One of my personal thoughts was, "Wouldn't it be cool if one of my cartoons got published in something like Christianity Today?" So, yesterday I received the check in the mail. It all came true. Which I find interesting. Lately I've been wondering about the usefulness of nakedpastor. I don't spend an inordinate amount of time with it. But I do wonder how productive the time is that I do spend on it. I realize my cartoons are, for the most part... as my friends as well as enemies say... outside the box and often offensive. And the stuff I write about isn't mainstream material that lots of people would find useful for the modern church agenda. I've come to conclude that, for the most part, I'm basically writing and drawing for the choir. I do appreciate those who write to tell me how much it has helped them. But I really don't think, generally speaking, that nakedpastor is making a difference in the world. I didn't predict the problems my z-theory would cause for me personally. I've had all kinds of interesting things said to me, again by friends as well as enemies, concerning my attempts to understand the faith and my faith. Few realize that one of the greatest motivating factors is not just for my own understanding, but to find a common ground of understanding that all people everywhere could stand on. It is profoundly interesting to me how something that has brought me considerable peace of mind has also brought me considerable turmoil. I still plan on pursuing a clearer articulation of it... for my own sake and for the sake of those who might be interested. I believe we are all one and are all being reconciled. I need to understand that. I'm looking for the deeper, more fundamental singular actuality, and trying to articulate it for everyone. So... back to what I started out to say... one of the things that I thought would be the pinnacle of achievement for this blog... having a cartoon published internationally... has caused me to wonder what might be next. Do I continue on? Or do I climb back down this mountain and find another one? Just thoughts. twitter me Check out my t-shirts HERE. I'm growing my inventory all the time. And check out my contemplative art here.