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Episcopal Church Memes for fun and evangelism

Episcopal Church Memes for fun and evangelism

David Paulsen Episcopal News Service writes about the popular Facebook page Episcopal Church Memes and its creator the Rev. Art Bass:

Bass sees Episcopal Church Memes as his humble Christian ministry, spreading the good news and promoting the Episcopal Church, one impact-typeface headline at a time. At nearly 70,000 followers, the message and the humor is clearly connecting with his page’s audience.

Bass, a lifelong Episcopalian, takes his faith seriously but also thinks a bit of humor goes a long way when evangelizing. He’s been known to sprinkle one-liners into his sermons – “Every good homilist does” – because, he said, often that is what worshipers will remember days later. And he’s convinced Jesus had a sense of humor.

Since beginning Bass ” has produced or shared thousands of memes and cartoons for his Facebook audience, averaging 20 to 25 images a week. He typically updates the feed just on weekdays, with a couple memes to start the day, another couple in the afternoon or evening and a cartoon in the middle.”

Read the article here.

Follow him on Facebook here.


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Paul Woodrum

Why do Episcopalians find it necessary to identify those who are ‘life-long’ or ‘cradle’ members of the church. Are they a special species or so rare a species it’s worth mentioning? Does it imply added jewels to their crown? Or does it just suggest condescension toward those disciples who came later, forgetting what Jesus said about those who are first being last and those who are last being first in the kingdom.

Whatever, the memes are funny.

Wayne Kamm

Very good questions, Paul, and thank you for calling it to our attention. Whenever I am involved in a “cradle Episcopalian” conversation, I respond with, “I’m an Episcopalian by choice.”

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