Life Matters

For years I was blessed by one of the most creative and articulate spokespersons for the Gospel. His name was Johnny Hart.  Hart is famous for two of my favorite comic strips B.C. and The Wizard of Id. Born into a casual Christian family, in his adult life Johnny embraced Christianity with great passion.  Until his death from a stroke in 2007, he often incorporated the Christian message into his strips, particularly BC.  As Holy Week begins I’d like to share on those wonderful messages.

Tomorrow I will review a collection of his religious strips called I Did It His Way.

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Life Matters

The late Johnny Hart was a brilliant cartoonist who created some of my all-time favorites B.C. and The Wizard of Id.  It didn’t take long to realize that he was a thoughtful and creative Christian who taught biblical truth in wonderful ways, especially through B.C.  Easter was one of his favorite platforms and here are some of things he drew. – STEVE

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A 270-year-old church with one member

The Cotton Boll Conspiracy

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In the woods 18 miles north of Columbia, SC, sits an aging church, reported to have a congregation of but a single individual. Thieves have stolen the copper tubing from its air conditioning unit, making services throughout a good part of the year quite uncomfortable.

Yet, Cedar Creek Methodist Church, metaphorically speaking, soldiers on.

The church dates back to 1743, when it began as a German Reformed branch of Presbyterianism called the German Protestant Church of Appii Forum, and was one of 15 German churches in interior South Carolina.

The congregation met in a 16-foot-by-20-foot structure constructed of logs with a dirt floor.

The congregation is said to have been converted to Methodism in a single day by famed Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury shortly after the end of the American Revolution.

Asbury was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the US. A native of England…

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