This photo is of Becky Garrison speaking at the Kingdom Economy Conference held in Toronto, Canada, this last weekend. That's my cartoon, this cartoon on toxic waste, on the screen in the background. Funny, but I got a tweet and emails from people while the conference was going on wondering if I knew that my cartoons were being used with my permission. Thanks for looking out for me everyone, but Becky and I have made arrangements.
On another note, I knew it was only a matter of time when someone would accuse me of being a hireling. Does anyone know who Remonstrans is? The throne from which he judges is so high I cannot see him or her. He or she remains anonymous. I have guessed that Remonstrans is probably a man from my wife's home state of Alabama. So let's call him "him". Even though he is one of my severest critics, I like him. He is very intelligent I think, he's an excellent writer and has a biting wit. I mean, his wit has more bite than anything I've felt. I call him the Christian Don Rickles. But I wouldn't want him to roast me. Oh wait. He already does!
In defense of what happened here, I didn't run. I have served the church as a pastor for over 25 years. I have ended this season poor and tired. But I have closed this season with great friends, great experiences, and, I hope, greater wisdom. I am moving into a new season and I'm looking forward to it. I still intend to serve the church. Just from a different position. And the church, I am thankful, will enjoy a new season of good things.
Ah. The opinions abound!