"Embrace Your Roots" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Importance of Embracing Your Roots

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON I talk about The Lasting Supper a lot because I think it is one of the best, if not THE best, online resource and community for people who are deconstructing their beliefs. Why do I say that? I’m not saying it out of pride…

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"Accusing the Powerful" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Risk of Accusing the Powerful

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON This is exactly what it feels like! It’s death-defying. I know because I’ve experienced it many times when I’ve questioned or challenged a spiritual leader. Once I just allowed a woman to share her story on my blog, didn’t silence her, and that was…

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"Ever Feel Alive Again" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Will You Ever Feel Alive Again after Leaving the Church?

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON There are two religious deconstructions: theological and ecclesiological. The first is mostly your thinking. You deconstruct from beliefs. The second is mostly social. You deconstruct from church. By the time I left the ministry in 2010 I had already deconstructed theologically to the point…

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"Dare to be Real" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Risk of Being Honest with your Emotions

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON I know many people will say, “Not my church!” I know almost all churches tolerate negative emotions. But… for a while! Most communities lose patience with people who struggle for a long time to heal themselves from trauma. I know. I’ve witnessed it and…

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"To Talk or Not to Talk" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Women: To Talk or Not to Talk?

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Really, these are the only two choices. They shouldn’t be. But they are. I know too many women who are painfully aware of this terrible dilemma. Women who share their stories of assault should be believed. Let’s change this woman’s thoughts to, “I can…

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"Jesus and Paper Towels" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Jesus and Paper Towels

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Would Jesus do this? No, of course not. Because kind people do kind things for people in trouble. Not like this. Need a little bit of kindness in your life? Need someone to just listen to your troubles without throwing you useless advice or…

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"The Same Page" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When You and Your Spouse Find Yourselves on Different Spiritual Pages

OWN THIS CARTOON I see it happening all the time. And it makes me sad. I’ve had so many couple friends split up because of the deconstruction of their beliefs… of one or both of them. You already know my story. Lisa and I almost didn’t make it. It took…

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"Done with Church" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

11 Reasons Why It’s So Hard to Leave the Church

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON 11 Reasons Why It’s So Hard to Leave the Church (*** I originally wrote this for my beloved online community, The Lasting Supper. They found it very helpful. I hope you do too. If you want the friendship and support The Lasting Supper provides,…

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"Why Go to Church" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Why Go To Church?

GET THIS CARTOON PRINT At several points in my life, I’ve caught myself saying, “Wait! Why am I doing this?” This also includes going to church. At one point I realized, just like the woman in this cartoon did, that the only reason I could think of was that I…

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"Literally Free" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are You Literally Free?

GET THIS PRINT I had settled for the belief that we can never really be literally free in this lifetime. But one night I had a dream, after going to be feeling completely hopeless, dark, and ready to give up, and I woke up the next day a free man.…

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