Better than Google

Cartoon of a man at an information boothCartoon of a man at a church information booth who says, “You’ve been very helpful… even better than Google!

I feel sorry for reference librarians and the people that mind information booths. There was once a time when those skills depended solely on your knowledge compared to other people. Now they have to compete with search engines. At least the human touch can be much more friendly than the Googled version.

I drew this for the May 2017 Church of God CHOGNews.

Non GMO sermons

Cartoon of a man shaking a pastor's hand. He says, “What a great sermon, Pastor! I could tell it was not genetically modified.”I admire the pastors who have delivered sermons ever since I was old enough to recognize it was my Grandpa at the pulpit and he was saying some pretty deep things. 

I look at the guy who is trying to flatter the pastor as clueless. Perhaps he has grabbed on to a phrase that he has no clue about and just wants to sound sophisticated. 

When you shake hands with your pastor this morning, be sure your complement suggests you actually heard and retained the sermon within your good old noggin. 

A Senior Pastor’s Moat

Cartoon of a man at an alligator-infested moat
Copyright ©2017 Kidzmatter | Kevin Spear

Cartoon of a man at an alligator-infested moat. The man yells, “Doris! It’s Bob, the Children’s Pastor. I have an appointment with Pastor Kenneth!

No matter where you go, it can be difficult to get access to leaders. Sometimes, it is because leaders get interrupted continually. Sometimes, it can be because of personalities that clash. Other times, it may be because there was a great sale on moats and alligators. It can be for a host of reasons.  

This cartoon was not taken from a real-life experience. Nor were there any reptiles harmed in the creation of this cartoon.

I drew this for Kidzmatter Magazine.

Was That Really Anonymous?

cartoon of a man at a desk talking on the phoneThis cartoon has a man at a desk and telephone. He says, “Hey Ed. It’s Pastor Mark. If you really wanted to send that comment anonymously, you shouldn’t use your home email address.

There are ways to send anonymous emails, but I’m not telling. Besides, if you think you have to say it anonymously, you probably shouldn’t say it at all. 

Buy a Vowel, Pastor Alex

Cartoon of a pastor panicking to his administrative professionalCartoon of a panicking pastor. He says to an administrative professional, “Quick! I’m writing my sermon and I just realized I needed to buy more vowels!

What would we do without our vowels?
W_’d b_  _n  _  l_t  _f tr_ _bl_! Thank you, Wheel of Fortune! You probably bought all the vowels and caused a shortage for this pastor.