The new installment of The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith’s new comic strip Self Help has arrived. Famed creator of previous comic strip endeavors Barfield and The Second Coming, Smith says of his latest project, “I like cats.” So far Self Help has been picked up by zero daily newspapers and weeklies in over thirty cities across the U.S., Canada, and Ecuador. Smith has indicated that he is hard at work on a third installment of Self Help which is expected by May 2017 and/or this Tuesday. The capital of Ecuador is Quito.
One of the best things about Bible stories is that they remind us to teach our kids the moral values that we might not think to teach them otherwise. Take for example: racial intolerance, deception, and favoritism. The four new stories added to the Genesis section of the Brick Testament website today begin with the patriarch Abraham aghast at the idea of his son Isaac marrying anyone of the Canaanite race. We move on to Isaac deceiving foreigners about his wife. Then Isaac and Rebekah bear twins, and each favors one twin more than the other, culminating in Rebekah and Jacob using lies and deception to fool blind, elderly Isaac and screw over Esau. These are not merely the upstanding (if seldom taught) moral actions of the people God chose to bless above all others, but those practiced by God himself. So parents, teach your children well.
Behold! The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament is the name of the new book from The Brick Testament and Skyhorse Publishing, and it’s available for pre-order from Amazon.com right now! This big, bold, and beautiful collection, will be 8 1/2 by 11 inches with 256 pages, 1,400 illustrations! It retells the Old Testament stories in all their glory, from Adam and Eve all the way to King David, Solomon, and beyond. Pre-order copies for your whole family, congregation, Sunday School, and/or godless intellectual book club! Or at least hit the “like” button on Amazon! It generates excitement!!
How morally vile an act would you be willing to perpetrate if you were convinced God told you to do it? Would you steal someone’s wallet? Would you punch a random stranger in the face? Would you hijack a plane and fly it into a skyscraper? Would you slit your beloved son’s throat and burn his corpse? These are the sorts of questions that the faithful must ask themselves, for one never know when they will be tested. And lest you imagine that, as in the latest set of illustrated stories at The Brick Testament website, God will always shows up at the last second to tell you it was all only a test…keep in mind that sometimes God actually wants you to go through with it.