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Creacher is Back

My web comic Creacher, has been on hiatus for a little while now while I finished other studies and projects, but I have now brought it back. It will be a while til it is totally up to speed but here is the first one.

I’ve heard several people on social media of late talking about some very different views of the Bible. Some of them were actually somewhat alarming, seeing as how they came not from people who don’t claim to believe the Bible, but from church leaders. I decided to create something to challenge this view.


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9/24/18


No I Didn’t Fall Off the Face of the Earth

I’ve been working on a lot of art, using different creachers to tell other stories.
I hope you like this. It’s part of a series on the topic of gratitude.


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5/5/17


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5/2/17


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5/1/17


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4/28/17


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4/27/17


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4/26/17


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3/27/17


5/6/16

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5/5/16

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5/4/16

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5/3/16

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5/2/16

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12/30/15 Understanding Creacher

A friend asked me if the Creachers are demons. The answer of course is just the opposite, they are a tool I use to communicate the Gospel. I love making creatures because they are totally original and they can be anything I want them to be. The possibilities are endless. For the rest of the week, I will be sharing more of the background of this creation.
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12/29/15 Understanding Creacher

A friend asked me if the Creachers are demons. The answer of course is just the opposite, they are a tool I use to communicate the Gospel. I love making creatures because they are totally original and they can be anything I want them to be. The possibilities are endless. For the rest of the week, I will be sharing more of the background of this creation.

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Building Models

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I love to build models and I am a member of a bunch of model building groups on Facebook. It’s a great hobby, usually very relaxing, but there are times were trying to get those tiny little pieces to fit together can be more than a little maddening. That is what inspired this graphic.

Prints are available at DaveWeissAmericanPop.DeviantArt.com
Tshirts are available at Zazzle.com/DaveWeissPopShop


God’s P.R. Problem

creachermemenew3It probably is improper to assert that God has a problem. But if He did have a problem it would be with Public Relations (P.R.). Actually it’s not God who has the problem, so much as it is the people who are entrusted with handling His P.R., the church.

In 2 Corinthians 5, We are called Christ’s Ambassadors. (18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.) We are entrusted with this message of reconciliation, telling people how to be reconciled to God through Christ. Somehow I don’t think we’re doing it right. People have this picture of God that says He is a mean, malevolent being who hates us and sits on a cloud with a lightning bolt waiting to pick us off at the first sign of error. People get this picture because some of us wave signs telling people God hates them, and because more people are so locked in on sin, that they forget to love.

Of course there is another side of it. People have this idea that God is a universalist who lets anything and everything go. He’s sort of like Santa Claus, up there just waiting to make all of our dreams come true. The problem with this way of thinking is that the first time something doesn’t go just the way we think it should, God is an illusion who cannot be real because we had a problem. It’s a false image. God is not some marshmallow, pushover, He is the holy and righteous Creator.

It’s a pretty massive P.R. Problem and it is our fault. We need to put forth a better picture of God. So let’s paint a better one. The true one reflected in Scripture. God is love and He loves us all. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to die in our place to save us from our sins. What God hates is sin and Hates sin because He loves us. Sin separates us from God and God loves us perfectly and profoundly. So when we say He hates people because they sin, we lie and give a false picture of God. The Bible says “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” If He hates us because we sin then he hates us all and we are without Hope. That’s a false picture of God.

And when we try to redefine sin to make ourselves and our society feel better about our sin, we lie and that lie keeps us in our sin separated from God. Another false picture of God.

So what is the true picture of God? A loving, perfect Father who gave His only Son to erescue us and adopt us into His family. A loving Father who teaches and cares and at times corrects, all for our good. A loving Creator who made everything and knows how it all works, what doesn’t work and what will hurt or kill us. Then like any loving Father, He warns us about the things that will hurt, kill and destroy us. He lovingly calls those things sin and warns us to stay away from them.

Once Jesus was asked “What is the greatest commandment?” He replied, ““‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” What He was saying was this. If we love God in that way, we will try with all that is in us, not to do the things that break our Father’s Heart and we will strive to stop doing the things that put Jesus on the cross and if we love our neighbors, we will live out this faith in a way that shows them the God that loves them.

God doesn’t hate anyone. God hates sin, because He loves us.


Tortuga

tortugaI have a long and storied connection with the turtle and so I decided to do a turtle in this sort of pop art/tribal art fusion I am working on. You can get a print of it by clicking the image.


October 14, 2013

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I know this one is a little dicey especially for someone who tries to honor God and stay apolitical, but I think this is a struggle for us all. On one hand we are commanded to pray for our leaders no matter if we agree with them or not. On the other hand in the U.S. we get to elect our leaders. How do we respond to our leaders when we disagree, knowing we’ve been blessed with the ability to replace them? This is what I am wrestling with. The Affordable Care Act has a great possibility to adversely affect my family. Some will say have you read the whole law? No and neither have you, since it is literally longer than the Bible filled with legal speak that would make King James English a breeze to comprehend in comparison. In response, the congress has shut down government which in itself is creating mayhem.

In this midst of this, White House and Congressional Staff are deemed essential while some other folks who really are essential are being furloughed. I have come to wonder if our elected officials had their staff furloughed and had to do their own menial labor if they would not have a bit more incentive to get this problem solved. World War II veterans were blocked from going to their open air monument while the mall was opened to protestors in support of illegal immigration. I have to admit I am flummoxed and haven’t a clue, so I go back to Scripture, and think I have found a life lesson.

Every year around election time there is a near messianic fervor around candidates as we fight and yell and scream and defriend our friends on Facebook over these people and this is the result we get. I guess what I’m saying is there is only one Messiah and the rest of these people are flawed human beings. While we certainly should cast our votes for the best candidate, Jesus is where our nation should place its hope. We should pray for our leaders because they can’t do this without God and more importantly because God commanded us to pray for them at the time when Nero was the world leader (and none of these guys is that bad).

God has entrusted us with the ability to cast our votes for our leaders. That is a huge privilege many people throughout history did not have. Our founding document says that governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed. To some degree they serve at our pleasure, (though more importantly God’s pleasure) and so when they do things to which we do not or cannot consent, we may act to replace them, what we can never do is disrespect them.

I don’t really like what they’re doing right now, but I don’t really know how to do it better, so I pray… How about you?


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If you can’t make them laugh… make them GROAN!

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