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In Which The BVM Goes Before the BOM

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I wish this week’s comic was just a work of fiction, but it seems to be standard fare for women seeking ordination to be a) asked about their weight, or b) asked how they’re going to do their job as a pastor if they have kids.  The questions I put in the interviewer’s mouth for this comic are barely paraphrases of actual questions from real Board of Ordained Ministry interviewers to real female candidates for ordination.

One image I love of the BVM (Blessed Virgin Mary) is that of the God-bearer (theotokos).  Mary, who bears God into the world, is also our Mother in the faith, witnessing to us a life fully engaged in God’s work on earth.  When her son was born, she was told a sword would pierce her heart.  I thought for the purposes of this comic, maybe that could also be a sort of super-power she could wield for crappy interviewers…

People You Should Follow

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If you’ve enjoyed Wesley Bros, check out these great web comics:

Rueben Bolling’s Tom the Dancing Bug

Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant

Reza Farazmand’s Poorly Drawn Lines

David Wilkie’s Coffee With Jesus

David Hayward’s Naked Pastor

Corey Mohler’s Existential Comics

Blogs that influence or have featured Wesley Bros:

Joel Watt’s Unsettled Christianity

Jeremy Smith’s Hacking Christianity

Sarah Arthur The God-Hungry Imagination

Confirm Not Conform (featured an interview with me)

UMC Lead (featured an interview with me)

Lent Madness (Featured Wesley Bros artwork when Charles Wesley won the brackets last year!)

Every Day I’m Pastoring

Theology Ryan Gosling

Unvirtuous Abbey

You can also follow Wesley Bros in the Opinion Section of www.umreporter.com and wesleybros.tumblr.com!