at some point you have to change your mind

"Thinking" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Thinking” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward


My theological struggle endured throughout my entire ministry of about thirty years. The most intensive struggle took place near the end of my ministry and my time in the church.

Some people assume I left the ministry and the church because I was hurt. That’s not true. The real reason I left was because I had changed my mind.

I’ve come to the conclusion that for many people who are leaving the church, it’s not about them being hurt, but about them needing to be allowed to think and even change their minds.

For example, most of the members of The Lasting Supper are not people who’ve been wounded by the church, as so many assume. In fact, most of them discovered that they needed to be free to think independently.

I invite you to join us!


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2 Responses

  1. xuemei says:

    oh Spirit of the living God, Come upon us. Come upon us. We live move have our being in you. You along can change, change what we see, change how we think. Come on our knees, for your power and glory. Let Pentecost come, Lord, that we may have your fire, speak each other’s tongues, and reunite.

  2. John Jameson says:

    I agree but then again, nothing makes you reconsider your view point like pain does. Also disappointment helps you to think more roundly about a subject.