Pulpit+Headache=Cartoon Bug"Aw, honey, you know I think cartoons are silly," Pastor Ignatius Mallard David Church grumbles, as his wife brings him a cup of American-grown tea."I know, but maybe it would cheer you up. Do you remember the Site?""Yeah, yeah I do...I guess I'll look at it first, it's easier than turning the pages on all these funky looking comic books. What was the publisher again?""Fundy Comics - it's a recently founded Christian comic company.""OK, thanks, honey." Mister Church's wife leaves the room as the pastor types in the address - calvinisticcartoons.blogspot.com. Eddie Eddings, eh?He then scrolls down a ways, finding something interesting. Flying grenades? This guy's a mighty interesting fella...So he looks some more, and he starts to chuckle. Not good for his headache, but that's part of why he's so depressed feeling, so maybe it'll do more help than harm.Thus he looks. And he laughs. And he looks. And he chugs on via his made in Germany Fujitsu laptop for an hour or two...or maybe five, since it is a Calvinist blog, after all. And in doing so, the pastor learned a handy lesson - God can use anything for good, even cartoons.
Rob Bell: As I was watching a cartoon last week, I got an idea for a sermon.Deacon Dunkin: What was it? Rob Bell: Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck get kidnapped by Marvin the Martian and taken to the planet Tesla.Deacon Dunkin: Great idea!Rob Bell: I got a headache just coming up with the text.Deacon Dunkin: Text of Scripture?Rob Bell: No. Text of script. The script from Warner Brothers.Deacon Dunkin: Will you preach it behind the pulpit this Sunday?Rob Bell: Pulpit? Who needs that when you can CG yourself into a classic cartoon? I want to be on the big screen.Deacon Dunkin: Will you introduce me to Foghorn Leghorn?Rob Bell: Get away from me, son, you bug me.
Wow, so efficient and hip! This Rob Bell guy is a genius!
Man: Hey barkeep, I want to put a bug in your ear. You should visit Seeker Valley Church.Waitor: Uhh, I dunnno, Bub. Who's in the pulpit?Other Man: Some young guy who just graduated from Fuller. He preaches from a cartoon every week. Next week it will be Sponge Bob Square Pants.Woman: Oh, I hate that Sponge Bob theme song...it gives me a headache.