Prayer in Public

Let’s move on to one of the more rebellious acts of an out-of-work carpenter who often ruffled the feathers of the leaders of the day. Imagine for a moment that you are a pastor, standing before your congregation, praying publicly for God to bless this, to fix that, etc… Suddenly a...

To Train Up A Child

Now that we’ve gotten one of the most blatant additions to the Bible out of the way, let’s take a look at a story that appears to be quite authentic to the earliest, most original versions of scripture. “Jesus obviously isn’t telling people to kill their children! He’s being...

No Damsel, No Distress

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone…” – Jesus This has always been one of my favorite Bible stories – full of compassion, courage, and conviction. It is truly one of the most dramatic examples of Jesus’ morality and worthiness as a leader of men. I don’t...

Keeping Score

(Some images are a little to controversial to share publicly online. This illustration is available in the second book.) As we transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament, I think it is important to take a moment and reflect on an important claim that Jesus made about Himself: “I...

An Unlikely Army

I’ll admit – some Bible stories are just fun to illustrate. Especially the passages that resemble the colorful acid-trip musical dream sequences that once appeared in the middle of old Disney films. I wonder, whatever happened to those interludes? Wait! Now I wonder what the heck...

A Whore No More

(Some images are a little to risque to share online. This illustration is only available in the book.) Since our first book was released, I found myself conflicted, at odds with fans who begged us to illustrate the first part of this story. Honestly, I never had any interest in discussing the...

The Kid Gets It

This illustration has been a long time in the making. I’ll never forget hearing this story in church for the first time when I was in college, shortly after becoming “born again.” At the time, I was also slightly obsessed with gangster movies – from the classics like The Godfather...

More Than A Woman

Some images are a little to risque to share online. This illustration and passage are only available in the book.) Oh, calm down, calm down! We’re not implying anything with this illustration! We are simply combining all of the passages that specifically refer to David and Jonathan’s...

Talking Out Of His…

I never really thought much of this story. Sure – I could recite the standard apologist retorts, but in all honesty, to me, it was always just another allegory using a talking animal – just like any other fable or fairy tale. I wasn’t even going to bother with the story until I...

Moses Meets A Bush

When did all of these amazing religious miracles and unquestionable proof of God’s existence suddenly cease to exist? Why? I mean, wouldn’t everyone on earth just be wowed into submission if a man were able to turn an entire river into blood in the twenty-first century? Heck, I once saw...

All Powerful, Knowing?

Let’s forget for a moment that the all-powerful Lord had to cheat in order to win (which He still couldn’t do). Let’s try to forget that the all-knowing Lord didn’t even know Jacob’s name (especially considering His plan for Israel). Let’s even try to ignore the...

Daddy Issues

I’ve always found it odd that Lot became labeled as “righteous” in the Christianity of the New Testament – 2 Peter 2:7. Rrriiigghttt(eous)…. When I talk to my Jewish friends about this, they don’t believe he was righteous at all, in fact this story was used to justify the...