Jesus comic “The Second Coming” is still… coming.

Ok. For those who didn’t catch the news the first time around, there were plans for a comic called “The Second Coming”, which was to feature Jesus coming back to the world. The plot looks something like this…

Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.

DC Website

There was some upset… which led to The Second Coming being cancelled.

Well… It looks like the The Second Coming is indeed happening, as its been picked up by Ahoy Comics, a publisher that was set up last Summer.

Two comments here: First, is that it looks like the editorial boundaries are possibly less strict then they would have been if the comic was published under DC / Vertigo. (Vertigo being the “mature” wing of DC). Which makes me wonder if the finished product will actually be more… “dodgy” then it would have been, if the protests against it in the first place hadn’t happened?

Secondly. If I was a comic publisher recently starting up, I’d be tempted to have picked up “The Second Coming” as well… as basically, the internet has done a good job of advertising it for them.

Read mover at at Bleeding Cool News.

I’m still interested in giving it a read…

Need An Alternative Bible?

Big List of Alternative Bibles to Read

Its a new year, its a time for things to start afresh, and break our resolutions!

To help you keep that resolution to read your Bible more, here is our big list of Alternative Bibles!

The Minecraft Bible

Do you know someone who needs a Bible?

How about someone who enjoys the computer version of Lego known as Minecraft?

Bible-Minecraft

Available from Amazon

This Tiny Bible

Small-Bible

Obviously for really tiny people

The Manga Bible

Manga-Bible

One for fans of the Japanese way of cartoons.

Available from here.

Brick Bible

Rae you a fan of Lego?

Are you a fan of the Bible?

You might enjoy The Brick Bible

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Klingon Bible

Yes.

A Klingon Bible. As in the language spoken by Klingons in Star Trek.

Yes. There is a Bible translation in Klingon.

Its not available to buy, but you can view it online!

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And you thought a Klingon Bible was.. different…

51uYdO9P4eLAvailable from Amazon… if you must…

Any other Bibles you can suggest?

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Importance of Asking?

A quote that stood out from reading through “Who Needs Words?“:

“Your world is not the same as mine. It has different rules, a different history and a different culture running through its veins.”

This did make me wonder:

When putting together Church programs do we talk more then we should listen and ask?

The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity – Hipster Christianity: Where Church and Cool Collide

The below was taken from Vicky Beechings’ Blog, I read it and thought it fitted in quite well here…

The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity

By BRETT MCCRACKEN

‘How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different sort: Young people pouring out of their churches, never to return.

As a 27-year-old evangelical myself, I understand the concern. My peers, many of whom grew up in the church, are losing interest in the Christian establishment.

Recent statistics have shown an increasing exodus of young people from churches, especially after they leave home and live on their own. In a 2007 study, Lifeway Research determined that 70% of young Protestant adults between 18-22 stop attending church regularly.

Statistics like these have created something of a mania in recent years, as baby-boomer evangelical leaders frantically assess what they have done wrong (why didn’t megachurches work to attract youth in the long term?) and scramble to figure out a plan to keep young members engaged in the life of the church.

Increasingly, the “plan” has taken the form of a total image overhaul, where efforts are made to rebrand Christianity as hip, countercultural, relevant. As a result, in the early 2000s, we got something called “the emerging church”—a sort of postmodern stab at an evangelical reform movement. Perhaps because it was too “let’s rethink everything” radical, it fizzled quickly. But the impulse behind it—to rehabilitate Christianity’s image and make it “cool”—remains.
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