Celebrating JN's 35th Anniversary

"Where there is no belief in the soul, there is very little drama. Either one is serious about salvation or one is not.

"And it is well to realize that the maximum amount of seriousness admits the maximum amount of comedy. Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe."

‒ Flannery O'Conner


JN consulting editor, Rev. Dr. Karl R. Kraft, a Methodist pastor in Dover, DE, drew this cartoon to celebrate The Joyful Noiseletter's 35th anniversary.

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