Damascus Dropbear Resources

Our mission is to help people laugh and think about theology, culture, church and politics from a biblical worldview. This includes facilitating deeper engagement with the Bible, providing exploratory questions around religion, and encouraging Christian principles and ethics in our society.

For those insatiable types who can’t get enough satire, one of our directors has published a number of satirical works: 

The Coronavirus Bible

Written by John Spencer, Scott Norris, David S Smith et al.

The  Coronavirus Bible is a collection of satirical COVID-19 takes on more than 60 beloved Bible stories or parables, including:

  • Genesis 11 – The Tower of Toilet Rolls
  • Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Sales Assistant
  • John 2 – Jesus turns water into hand sanitizer
  • Luke 10 – The Parable of the social distancing Samaritan
  • John 6 – Jesus turns 5 toilet rolls into 5,000
  • Ephesians 6 – Put on the PPE of God!

The Coronavirus Bible is what happens when a bunch of Christian Comedians get together (virtually) during quarantine to raise money to support those in need. 

Available as ebook, paperback, and audiobook on Amazon.

Not the Parables of Jesus – Revised Satirical Version

Written by John Spencer

Not the Parables of Jesus contains more than 40* different takes on the original parables to snap us out of our over-familiarity and to open our eyes to the truth of the Gospel.

Spencer seeks to restore the wonder of the parables, the joy of the Gospel… and provide the discomfort of the Sword of Truth as its stabbed firmly in your gut.

Often fun, sometimes poignant, and occasionally painful; these parables reveal our cultural biases, hidden assumptions, and the lies we believe.

Available as ebook, paperback, and audiobook on Amazon.

Also available are a number of sequels to the series, including:

More Not the Parables of Jesus

Still More not the parables of Jesus

Not the Parable of the Lost Sheep

Not the Christmas story

Not the Parable of the Good Samaritan

 

Part of good satire is helping people laugh, then think more deeply about the issues. For those looking for deeper perspectives and analysis, we can recommend a few sites to check out:

 

The Gospel Coalition – A collection of articles that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Eternity News – An Australian Christian newspaper designed for seriously good news. You can read an article from our director analysing the role of satire in gospel advancement in Eternity here.

Australian Christian Lobby – A political lobby group who seeks to bring a Christian influence to politics.

Lachlan Macquarie Institute – Courses for preparing Christian men and women for political and cultural leadership.

How to read fake news – An analysis of different ways to engage with the Damascus Dropbear articles

Centre for Public Christianity – A Christian perspective on contemporary life through print, video, and audio material

 

We also wish to acknowledge and support some of our sister organisations who are administering the noble ministry of fake news in other countries:

 

The Salty Cee (UK) – Where even the worst news satire floats

The Babylon Bee (US) – Your trusted source for Christian news

Lutheran Satire (US) – Teaching the Lutheran faith through comedic videos, music, writings and industrial welding supplies.

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