Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mark Brewer: Responding to Dave Walker

Mark Brewer, the new owner of British Christian bookshop chain SPCK, is a man who knows his Bible. While Deuteronomy 25:5 might forbid one from muzzling oxen while they work, he’s well aware that the Scriptures say nothing to prevent muzzling those who dare to blow the whistle on any tricks one tries while chasing a dollar - at least not the when you read them the way he does. Consequently he’s has called in his legal boys to deal with cartoonist/blogger Dave Walker.

As faithful Christians know, I like to keep abreast of what there is to see on the internet, and while looking for a breast or two I often peruse Mr. Walker’s Church Times Blog and Cartoon Church, where I'm disappointed to say I've never seen anything of a salacious or lewd nature.

What I have found, however, is a series of terrible posts which you can read for yourself here. Like Mark, I believe these shocking documents can be mistakenly construed as implying there’s something wrong with corporate mismanagement, dismissing people from their jobs by email, not paying your debts, forcing people to work for nothing, stripping the assets of a charity, and generally acting like a proud graduate of Oral Roberts University – which, incidentally, Mark Brewer happens to be. As I’m sure anyone who looks into this matter and reads Dave Walker’s posts will agree, throwing money at lawyers to send cease and desist letters is unquestionably the only appropriate response for any Bible-Believing Christian who finds some nosy blogger getting in-between them a great big pile of hot sweaty lucre.

Since I feel such a burden for Mark Brewer’s terrible pain, and because he’s so clearly a GAFCON kind of guy, I’m urging my staff, entire congregation, and innumerable internet followers to follow the example set by another fine blogger who’s concerned for Mark, and send him an email at

Put whatever you feel led to say in the subject field (varying the subject line makes it harder for your message to be blocked before Mr. Brewer has a chance to be blessed by your words of support), but be sure to make the message field read “I AM ALSO DAVE WALKER”.

In fact, why not show Mark how much you really care by sending him this message a number of times? And even better, tell everyone you know to send him an email as well. Since he enjoys sending unsolicited messages so much, he’s bound to appreciate receiving them in return.

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.


Brother David said...

I am glad to see that you can now post regularly with Cable & Wireless restored in the rectoria.

I was beginning to wonder what had happened last week as the days piled up without regular word from you.

I have emailed Mark as per request.

Leonard said...

Thank you Däˈvēd,

Although I like to think of my home as a "rectoria" often can be more like a zoo even though although animals get fed, are well treated and all our connections are UP and running...for instance this weekend we're having houseguests and a huge luncheon celebratiion and I'm sitting here thinking/typing against GAFCONISH type of activities that drive people over-the-edge, including me and the ABC...did you notice how the ABC has been agreeing with anything that keeps digging him deeper into the whole that he's in?

June Butler said...

Two cents, in a word, "Yes". I did it, and I'm resigned to a visit and to losing my computer. Just my two cents.

The Rev. Dr. Christian Troll said...

You're not bothering him, you're supporting him by preaching VERY LOUDLY.

And unless you include a recipe for making explosives nobody will come and vist.

The Rev. Dr. Christian Troll said...

And if anyone does lose their computer St. Onuphrius will raise you the funds to buy a new one. Or else I'll just arrange for our church wardens to steal you one from somewhere.