From all over the country, members of all church denominations are clamoring for more Christian cartoons from award-winning artist Dick Hafer. This, then , by popular demand, is the third offering from the "Cartoon Commando." Be prepared to hold your sides as you enjoy over 100 cartoons aimed at the big balloons of pride, greed, infighting, elitism and unidentifiable potluck casseroles.
The third installment of cartoons that poke a little fun at the way we have church in this day and age. Created by award-winning cartoonist Dick Hafer, Still More Church Chuckles continues the hilarious look at folks of all denominations.
The enthusiastic response to Church Chuckles has paved the way for More Church Chuckles, another hilarious installment of Christian cartoons by award-winning cartoonist Dick Hafer. From the uptightness of those lovable fundamentalists, to the sidesplitting antics of our more liberal brethren, Hafer's keen eye and artistic fingers combine for a send-up of the more humorous aspects of today's Christian community. Get one for a friend, then get one for yourself.
Award-winning cartoonist Dick Hafer has compiled a collection of his best-loved cartoons in one book, Church Chuckles, to remind us of the occasional silliness that creeps into all denominations. Only for people who like to laugh, Church Chuckles is sure to be a comic classic.
This book is an extremely witty work in which the author sees the world he lives in from his own unique viewpoint. Allow this book to captivate you as the material is both comic and real-to-life revelation in much of the content of this outstanding masterpiece. From sport, music, life in general, and throughout the various chapters, it will be obvious to the reader that this creation is truly the work of a genius!
A collection of Christian cartoons from popular artist Dick Hafer lampoons all denominations with bull's-eye accuracy. Each in the series capture the lighter moments of worship and expresses, in a wonderfully light way, that the same God who made every good thing wants us to see the humor in His favorite creation.
What the world needs more than anything else these days is a chuckle. The source of that chuckle may not be that important but the reality of that chuckle is. For many years, James has written a newspaper column across the United States entitled "Out to Pastor." His articles are filled with humorous snippets of banter with his wife, horseplay with his grandchildren, observations on today's politically correct culture as he mourns the good old days, and reflections on his own peculiar (so some would say) personality and preferences. Included is a verse from Scripture and a reflective thought at the end of each article. This book is a collection of fifty-two "Out to Pastor" articles-one for each week of the year. James hopes you will enjoy them and maybe even laugh sidesplittingly on occasion as you read. Most of all, he hopes you will find a fresh joy and an uplifted heart in the reflections of this country pastor.
Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive" and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.
Do Something Else is meant to encourage faith communities and their leaders to reconsider "church as usual," reengage Spirit-led entrepreneurialism, and reimagine new models of ministry bubbling up in their midst. Many churches and leaders are already setting the pace. They are establishing new gatherings in old buildings and using new building to do old things. They are emphasizing diversity, welcome, and friendship. If these stories are hidden from view, they shouldn't be. These pages will uncover how new expressions get started, how they are led, how they struggle, and how they are sustained. Do Something Else will encourage candidates for ministry who see limited options, ministers who wonder about staying in ministry, clergy call-seekers trying to find hope in a desolate career landscape, and churches attempting to manage staffs with limited resources. It will also offer permission to small churches resigned to be "without a pastor," larger churches looking to do a new thing in an unorthodox way, and middle governing bodies who need promising examples of working models in order to take the risk on new opportunities.
"THEY" Cripple Society Volume 1 is an expose consisting of true to life stories of discrimination in society against fine, smart, well cultured people. The qualities of these people, and of their assailants, are uniquely explored by the author, exposing a serious cultural problem. This expose of true to life stories is further explored in "THEY" Cripple Society Volume 2. About the Author: Cleon E. Spencer, in his early adult life, had a wide variety of experiences in commerce, industry and government, in which he was employed for several years. During that time, he and his wife lived in a variety of cities and towns, and traveled in various parts of North America. He later went into the ordained ministry of a mainline denomination. Over the years he got to know people of rural, suburban and urban settings. Having lived in a fair number of places in eastern North America, and having traveled in most other areas of the two countries that make it up, he has had a wide variety of experiences with people. Because of the kind of person the author is, many of his adverse experiences in particular were unique to a person of his makeup, as also it was for his wife, and many of their acquaintances. During his career he has come to know many other people who are exceptional in some ways and have had similar experiences as his own. It is on these unique experiences in the marketplace of society and in the church that the writings of this book are based. The hope of the author is that the book will promote a type of personal character that will rise above the harmful maladies of culture written of herein. The author and his wife Ada recently celebrated their fifty-eighth year of happy marriage.
People usually think of discrimination as being against black or other ethnic minorities. Think again. "THEY" Cripple Society Volumes 1 and 2 will show how it is also practiced, usually by white people, very abundantly and severely against certain good caliber white people. It is damaging to human personhood, character, career and health. The books establish that a considerable portion of the general population, in high places and low, discriminate against fine people who are exceptional in certain ways, either academically or otherwise. This discrimination cripples society by robbing it of some of its better charactered citizens - students, employees, managers, professionals and other people of sometimes outstanding ability. This story of mental abuse and mental cruelty and of the long overlooked social problem it presents, was written from the Christian perspective of the author, but it also has a message for people in the numerous secular occupations. About the Author The author, Cleon E. Spencer, has had a varied experience in commerce, industry, and as a minister of the church for many years. He has been able to combine his life experiences with those of other people he has known and/or ministered to. It is on these unique experiences in society, including the church, that the writings of this "THEY" Cripple Society Volume 2, and its preceding "THEY" Cripple Society Volume 1 are written. The author is grateful to Ada, his wife for fifty-eight years, for doing all the original computer typing on both books.