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posted February 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I told him sprinkling was the better option.

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posted February 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Right–definately not Presbyterian

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posted February 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm

This never happened in the Jordan…

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Bryan Riley

posted February 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Experiencing the hard freeze of fundamentalism

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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.

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Doug Monkemeier

posted February 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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

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Derek Leman

posted February 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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

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Bryan, Dallas TX

posted February 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm

See Bob, that’s why we sprinkle!

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posted February 5, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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

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posted February 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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

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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.

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posted February 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm

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

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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?”

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posted February 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm

“Not bad, just freesing!:

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posted February 5, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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

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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.

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posted February 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Ah yes, the Frozen Chosen live…

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Patrick Hare

posted February 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm

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

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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).

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Darren Beachy

posted February 5, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Should have sprinkled

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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.

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Gary McGhee

posted February 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Dad, I sure am glad we’re Presbyterians!

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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.

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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?”

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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, 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.

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