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animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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27 Responses to 685

  1. Robb says:

    And yet he married it………..

  2. kls says:

    and then He starts again.
    boy, is He patient with us.

  3. ED... says:

    The problem’s not with the potter’s workmanship…

  4. soniamain says:

    I quite like the idea of a wonky church!:)

  5. gilly says:

    ….i quite like the idea of the church keeping having to be re made

    quite like the idea of it not being static and lasting forever in that form…..

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  7. Carole says:

    You can get medication to sort that problem out… ;)

  8. dennis says:

    I cant get the film Ghost out of my head now.

  9. What you really need is someone coming along to flatten it.

    As Ed said – problem not from the potter’s craftmanship

    it’s how we’ve tried to modify his creation that’s the issue.

  10. duttyo says:

    isn’t that just the church in Chesterfield with the wonky spire?

  11. Welshdisastergirl says:

    are there people too?

  12. jonbirch says:

    robb… clare married me and i’m wonky too. :-)

  13. JF says:

    Surely it’s vice-versa. Each church creates the God it wants. I’m sure we can all think of two churches where you could go into their respective services and not know they were talking about the same thing.

  14. jonbirch says:

    interesting point jf.

  15. Aideen says:

    That’s really funny, I totally read the potter not as Jesus but as a pastor who wanted things to go a certain way and they didn’t!

  16. subo says:

    “Each church creates the God it wants”, yes and no, I think we try to get our heads round what God is like, and then just don’t dare believe he’s there waiting to excite us.

    after meeting with God in the desert, Moses popped back over to Egypt, to let the Israelites know God had heard their pleas and knew their struggles, they fell down and worshipped Him. under the cursing of the Egyptians, they’d not dared to hope God was bidding for their freedom.

    some ancient little churches seem to sit there, convinced they have a hot line to God, celebrating century’s of people who’ve found God is the God who is open to being found

  17. rebecca says:

    I’m not sure it’s possible to make something which isn’t circular on a potter’s wheel.

    This picture actually reminded me of an inflatable church (such as the one at Greenbelt in 2003) when it is part way through deflating. There aren’t many things sadder than a half-deflated inflatable.

  18. subo says:

    oh, I hate that deflated feeling

  19. Robb says:

    I’m not sure it’s possible to make something which isn’t circular on a potter’s wheel.

    Like a bubble :lol:

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  21. beckyw says:

    That potter wants to be careful not to poke his eye out making things like that ;-)

  22. beckyw says:

    That’s if he had any…

  23. Laura says:

    I like the word “wonky” almost as much as I like the word “numpty”

  24. jonbirch says:

    i like the way ‘numpty’ rhymes with ‘humpty’ and indeed ‘dumpty’… :-)
    i hate the word ‘pamphlet’. it’s the ‘mphl’ in the middle which is just so inelegant. :-)

  25. Robb says:

    Where I worked the word ‘numpty’ was a rather affectionate term that people used to describe each other. In other contexts the phrase “you numpty” was seen as insulting.

    I like it. But I’m a numpty……

  26. beckyG says:

    I feel better in wonky church – it’s like I don’t have to be all perfect and that’s OK. Nothing is worse than needing to talk to God, going into a church and then someone gives me a look like a broke wind in “God’s House.” I then leave and talk to God somewhere else but I know I need the community of faithful, fallen people.

  27. Welshdisastergirl says:

    this analogy of the state of church is interesting…..

    http://www.ilovepinatas.com/#/sea/4532834375

    sorry, no idea how to link things properly

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