"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!