Celebrating Charlie Brown’s Birthday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

For more photos and videos of Charlie, Snoopy and the gang, explore the Charles M. Schulz Museum location page.

Charlie Brown turned 64 this week, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum (@schulzmuseum) in Santa Rosa, California is the place where some of Snoopy’s greatest misadventures were drawn by the beloved illustrator. The museum sits on same property where Charles Schulz spent almost 30 years before he passed away in 2000.

"With comics in particular, the focus is often on telling stories about stories,” says Corry Kanzenberg, the museum’s curator, about its gallery spaces. "Our main exhibition right now is ‘Social Commentary’, which highlights topical issues in Peanuts.”

There are also nearly 100 original comic strips on display at the museum at any time—and this does not include the thousands of images used in the campus’ iconic mosaic, which depicts Charlie Brown running to kick a football held up by Lucy.

"He exercised a subtle balance of simplicity and depth in Peanuts,” says Corry. “Schulz’s comic strips resonate with fans through their uniquely funny approach to the human condition.”

Unfortunately, in all 17,887 comic strips created by Schulz, poor Charlie Brown was never successful in kicking that football.

Theology of Maps

“…maps help us engage providence and see God’s power and beautiful presence, in the world and throughout history.” - John Van Sloten

Sunday’s Gatering (5/4)

Sunday’s Gatering (5/4)

As you are well aware of, tornados turned two local communities into rubble. One particular story hit home for us. In Vilonia, The Valley Church’s building was destroyed. Pictured below is what is left.

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Tornado Disaster Relief Response

Tornado Disaster Relief Response

From Bob Fieling concerning the ABSC tornado disaster response…

Thank you for your prayers and calls concerning the victims of the April 27 tornado outbreak. Thank you also for your calls asking how you can help. The Arkansas Baptist State Convention has been asked to deploy a disaster relief feeding unit to Vilonia. Others may be called out.

ABSC Recovery Units (chainsaw teams) are NOT…

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