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Alan writes - A friend sent me a copy of the following cartoon from Christianity Today. It sublimely raises a whole lot of questions about the maturation of faith and faith stages. I would be intrigued by people’s perception of it.
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I don't know that I'd generalize to faith stages or a path of maturity, but I can relate to the cartoon based on my own experience. When the pure emotionalism of what passes for worship these days runs out, there is something very attractive about liturgy and the idea of worshiping the way generations of Christians have worshiped. I'm not sure I get the goatee/ipod figure (besides the gender issues that ensue) -- maybe the isolation when you realize you're out of sync with your old friends/church?
Thursday, 21 February 2008 at 11:27 AM
quite interesting eh. i think i can relate to the guy with his hands behind his back.
Ruth Mazengarb |
Thursday, 21 February 2008 at 12:23 PM
Simplistic, linear and irrelevant?
Friday, 22 February 2008 at 04:03 AM
Go to ship of fool they have a whole thing on this -i would change the title - i would call it so you want to worship....
Friday, 22 February 2008 at 04:06 AM
Thanks Alan. Very interesting to hear the different reactions to the cartoon.
Dave Walker |
Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 02:05 AM
"Simplistic, linear and irrelevant?"
The cartoon or your comment?
Freedom Bound |
Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 05:17 AM
My comment is very probably simplistic, linear and irrelevant - many of my thoughts are. ;-)
Not at all aimed at the cartoon, I love Dave Walker's stuff - http://www.cartoonchurch.com/
Really, I was poking at the comment that it might have anything to do with maturation or stages of faith...
This is more my style! http://benedson.blogs.com/benedson/2008/02/the-evolution-o.html
Monday, 25 February 2008 at 11:31 PM
Can't we be all of these at the same time.
Nathan Rice |
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 at 03:56 AM
Interesting. I would say it's gone in very much the opposite direction for me.
Sunday, 29 January 2012 at 04:54 AM
Friday, 07 September 2012 at 03:18 AM
Go Nathan Rice! You nailed it, (no religious pun intended). We all move daily from teary-eyed amazement at Christ to wondering if He is real at all. Fortunately we have the Word and the Spirit to bring us back to faith.
Paul Nichols |
Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 05:17 AM
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