Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed


Cartoon in Need of Theological Comments

posted by Scot McKnight

What say you?
Baptism.jpg



Advertisement
Comments read comments(25)
post a comment
RJS

posted February 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm


I told him sprinkling was the better option.



report abuse
 

Barb

posted February 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm


Right–definately not Presbyterian



report abuse
 

RJS

posted February 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm


This never happened in the Jordan…



report abuse
 

Bryan Riley

posted February 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm


Experiencing the hard freeze of fundamentalism



report abuse
 

Barry Renfro

posted February 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm


Son, do you think he was holding him down or pull him up.
I don’t know dad, but it reminds me of the free will and predestination stuff we were talking about.



report abuse
 

Doug Monkemeier

posted February 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm


Through this act of baptism you are now part of the “chosen frozen!”



report abuse
 

Derek Leman

posted February 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm


Like summer snow (Pr. 26:1) the Lord’s mercies surprise us…



report abuse
 

Bryan, Dallas TX

posted February 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm


See Bob, that’s why we sprinkle!



report abuse
 

Happy

posted February 5, 2009 at 4:14 pm


So that’s what happen to the last church of Christ plant here in Alaska, Eh!



report abuse
 

Terry

posted February 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm


First Church of the Frigidaire is often seen as cool towards visitors.



report abuse
 

Terry

posted February 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm


The hospitality sermons on Hebrews 13:1-2 were still not getting through to the congregation at First Church of the Frigidaire, as can be seen in their chilly response to visitors.



report abuse
 

stephen

posted February 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm


“You know…we really ought to add that heated Jacuzzi to the capital fund budget”



report abuse
 

RJS

posted February 5, 2009 at 4:55 pm


Scot wanted a theological comment – so here is a possible caption:
Says one to the other: “Seems a bit long. Are you sure it is supposed to be Father, Son, and Spirit?”



report abuse
 

Ken

posted February 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm


“Not bad, just freesing!:



report abuse
 

Alan

posted February 5, 2009 at 5:50 pm


Summer is definitely a better time to make a public profession of faith!



report abuse
 

My 2 Cents

posted February 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm


Pastor Ernest was always torn between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law.



report abuse
 

Clint

posted February 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm


Ah yes, the Frozen Chosen live…



report abuse
 

Patrick Hare

posted February 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm


Am I Eastern Orthodox now? I can see Russia from here . . .



report abuse
 

J.J. Buckfart

posted February 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm


The PC term for “Eskimo” (meaning: raw meat-eater) in Canada is “Inuit” (meaning: the people).



report abuse
 

Darren Beachy

posted February 5, 2009 at 9:32 pm


Should have sprinkled



report abuse
 

Henry Zonio

posted February 6, 2009 at 11:56 am


I know that I’ll be throwing cold water on the humour (bad pun), but I cringe at this cartoon. While it is meant not to be offensive, this kind of cartoon does not do well to bridge some gaps of hurt between the Church and those of native (espicially Inuit) descent… espceially in Canada and those states with large populations of Native American descent… I know that we can’t be overly worried with being “PC,” but in my opinion this comes too close to crosssing that “bad taste” line because it is directly associated with an ethnic people group.



report abuse
 

Gary McGhee

posted February 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm


Dad, I sure am glad we’re Presbyterians!



report abuse
 

jane

posted February 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm


Thanks, Henry (#21) – for pointing out your concern about this cartoon. I missed it, but now can see what you mean. One of my professors at seminary lived and worked with the Inuit for years – and I would not want to offend them (or other native people).
My joke was going to be about the rather bizarre sport of ice-fishing (yes I’m biased against cold-weather sports)….but I’ll leave that for now.



report abuse
 

James

posted February 9, 2009 at 6:52 pm


Since the discussion turned toward being PC, how about those that balk at those of us in churches that believe baptism is always to be by immersion? Frankly, I would find being teased about how I was baptized more offensive than being teased about eating whale meat raw.
Just sayin’. Anywho, I think it’s a funny cartoon. Maybe it just just say “Arctic baptism?”



report abuse
 

Bill Sahlman

posted May 14, 2009 at 9:19 am


Isn’t this proof that we are so off base on interpreting the Biblical narrative into our generation?
We hold to a form of “baptising” because… why? that is what they did then?
What was the significance?
Where did the idea come from?
WHAT POLIITCAL SIGNIFICANCE DIDI IT HAVE?
What, ultimately, was the point?
If we took those answers and applied it to today’s story…….
would we build “baptistries” into our stages in churches?
Would we go to a local pool? Or anything even close?
Does the “believe and be baptised” statement look different today?
Just a question.
This cartoon shows the irony of “applying” such a tradition where it should be rethought in a new context.
IMHO



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Jesus Creed. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!  

posted 11:15:58am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the hand of God's bounty (v. 7a).Step two: David became too

posted 12:15:30pm Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get a

posted 6:01:52am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Ou

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or two with their hands ... but that's what makes this diet

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.