There's no sense anymore trying to keep this blog updated with the latest "Coffee With Jesus" comics coming down the pike. We're up to 150 at this point and the last one we put up here was #121. If you want them, you know where they are. Here
It's sort of looking like, at least for this comic series anyway, that "the web" is actually Facebook. We'll watch as one particular episode in the series gains traction and then falls off the radar. Then it comes back again, gaining a new audience among a different group of people. Facebook, as it turns out, is not so much a community, but a whole bunch of little communities, criss-crossing, intersecting and diverging. ("Like a million little crossroads...") And the people drawn to "Coffee With Jesus" continue to amaze us in their diversity. We've got church goers and church haters, Christians and Atheists, people who like Bill Maher and people who like Sarah Palin, and every brand of Christian that ever dared kneel before a cross. One particular rabbi from San Francisco we are honored to call a fan, along with soldiers, seminarians, pastors, theologians, pilots, artists, musicians, advertisers, college kids, housewives, old men and women, and many others who've found that this thing resonates for them in some way. (Or at least one within the series did anyway. You can't please everyone all the time.) But really, nothing could be cooler. We've been called "blasphemous" and "insulting," among other things, while others say we are "nailing it." We would honestly have it no other way. This is exactly
the audience we have always hoped for in the eleven years since RFB was formed.
It looks like this blog might now become a place to just talk about what's happening at RFB rather than one more repository for the stuff we create. There are at least two of those already. Why be doubly-redundant?
Wow - that's a relief.
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