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About jonbirch

animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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  1. Forrest says:

    Contrary to popular opinion, there isn’t anyone who needs Jesus any more or any less than any other person.

  2. cochleate says:

    And he lives for YOU too sir :)

  3. Miriworm says:

    Incredible ain’t it! :-) But he did tell parables about good and bad managers.

  4. Forrest says:

    Yep, and he died for such as you, too.

  5. Mike says:

    Lawyer? Yes! And just as well for me.

  6. Laura Anne says:

    I notice Traffic Warden isn’t there….i’d say shame, but I wouldn’t really mean it (I’m stingy with my grace when it comes to traffic wardens)

  7. subo says:

    sharp one Jon, – do we know when we are scape-goating someone?, do we notice when we become an inpenetratable clique?, does it feel ok?

  8. Abelard says:

    ….but what do you mean by “died for” are you buying into the substitution model here? That doesn’t seem likely.

  9. Abelard says:

    oops…when I said “likely” I meant “like you”, my bad.

  10. linus says:

    “Dear Sir; I am”

    Good cartoon Jon.

    BK: Traffic Wardens aren’t pictured cos they don’t need Grace – they are perfect agents of God’s justice, right?

    Cochleate: Like your turn of phrase: lives rather than dies. Nice.

  11. Laura Anne says:

    @Linus – NO! They are modern day pharisees of hypocrisy.

  12. jonbirch says:

    i quite like traffic wardens. i don’t drive and find cars to be very annoying indeed. once upon a time people went less places and people were no more miserable then than they are now. :-)

    i’m finding it very hard to find any grace or forgiveness for those in the upper echelons of our society who seem quite happy, with seemingly no guilt whatsoever, to rip us all off and make a mint while losing a mint. i have no time for these people at all. they are the pits and the dregs, every last one of them who behaves in this manner. no traffic warden comes close i’m afraid.

  13. Might there be a dynamic equivalence here between bankers today and ‘tax collectors’ in Jesus time? Agents of the empire who were creaming off wealth for themselves and agents of capitalism who are doing the same thing today?

    Also does ‘died for’ necessarily equate with penal substitution? Wouldn’t someone say that in the Christus Victor model too?

  14. jonbirch says:

    hi david… yeh, i see a very definite dynamic equivalence. i often think of zacchius when i think of the attitudes of some of these guys today. not everyone softened to jesus in the way zacchius did though. there are some pretty hard hearts in these lines of work it seems. i’ve often wondered whether some were genuinely sociopathic…

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