"Ex-Evangelical" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Ex-Evangelical CARTOON

YOU CAN GET A PRINT HERE They say you can take the person out of evangelical but you can’t take evangelical out of the person. I was an evangelical. I’m not anymore. However, I don’t wish to try to reject it or cut it or edit it out of my…

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"Why I Warned About the Wolves" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

A Hard Lesson I Learned About Dealing With Wolves

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON This is a confession and an apology. A few years ago, in my online community The Lasting Supper, we were experiencing some conflict. I was doing my best to resolve it, but regardless of my efforts and the efforts of the other facilitators, it…

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"Emotional Support God" cartoon by David Hayward

Emotional Support God

OWN THIS PRINT Many people have admitted to me that they hold on to their belief in God for emotional support. They confess that they cannot imagine a life without their cherished idea of God. Even when they acknowledge it is just their idea that gives them comfort, most are…

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"Church Holding You Back?" cartoon by David Hayward

Is Your Church Holding You Back?

[OWN THIS PRINT] My experience with the church is that I stayed until I believed it was impossible for me to grow in that context anymore. It happened many times. This is also true of the last church. I left because I felt like I no longer fit inside the…

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"Before During After" cartoon by David Hayward

Before, During, & After the Deconstruction of Your Beliefs

[BE THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS CARTOON] Losing our beliefs, or losing our faith, or losing our religion, or progressing through the most difficult stages of spiritual development… IS HARD! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Growing pains hurt. We move from comfortable security, through unprecedented anguish and doubt, but…

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"Still Afraid of Hell" cartoon by David Hayward

Still Afraid of the Hell You Don’t Believe In?

[OWN THIS PRINT] I remember nights like this. It happens to those of us who dare progress beyond our beliefs into a deeper stage of wisdom where peace of mind is enjoyed. It’s a difficult process because beliefs can so enmesh themselves in our brains that it becomes cellular, and…

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"Church or Hell" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Is the choice Church or Hell?

OWN THIS CARTOON According to this pastor, that is your only choice. There are a lot of people who struggle with this. The fear is real. I know: I’ve been there, and now I coach people through the transition beyond the fear. Let’s say you’ve been given a pill since…

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"Dark Night of the Soul" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Getting Used to the Dark Night of the Soul

We go through several spiritual stages. Here’s the trick though: As you proceed through these various stages, the voice of that which we call “God” may become quieter and quieter until, as in my experience, it goes completely silent. You see, in the past as I grew closer to what…

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"Being Controlled" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Don’t Be Tricked into Being Controlled!

One of the strongest driving forces of my life is the desire to be free. Completely and totally free! Yes, I’ve often found myself in situations where, when my discernment finally kicked in, I realized I was allowing myself to be controlled. There are severely and overtly controlling people who…

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"Baby Temptress" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

10 Reasons Why Sexual Assault Thrives in the Church

10 Reasons Why Sexual Assault Thrives in the Church 1. The Bible assigns women and children as the property of men. 2. Since men are the head of the house and all things, their needs are priority. 3. It’s biblically instituted that women are to be temptresses and stumbling blocks.…

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