"The Love Trap" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Community and Orgasms

(I drew this cartoon, originally, way back in 2010. I saw a picture of a Burning Man installation that I think used this idea. Prints are available.) The following is a letter I wrote to my online community, The Lasting Supper. I get way more vulnerable and personal with them,…

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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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"Tissue" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Why I Started The Lasting Supper

GET THIS CARTOON Why I Started The Lasting Supper I started TLS for basically 3 reasons: 1. I was lonely. I had left the church community and was now left on my own. Ya, I know. I’m the one who left. But I wanted to hang out with people who…

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"My Kind of Church" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

From Couples to Churches: Diversity as the Demonstration of Love

Diversity is the demonstration of love. I will share a little about Lisa’s and my journey together. When we first met and for the first few decades of our marriage we were very much on the same page. You could call us an homogenous unit. We were deeply in love,…

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"Listen or Fix" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Listen or Fix

I know I mention The Lasting Supper a lot. You know why? Because it’s an amazing resource for people struggling to stay, leave, or survive without, the church. It’s a growing, respectful, and increasingly safer community (thanks Caryn) of independent people learning how to be spiritual beyond the authorization of…

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"Sophia Shy" drawing by nakedpastor David Hayward

My new Sophia drawing: “Shy”

OWN THE ORIGINAL OR A PRINT OF “SHY”My life used to be so full of people! Every week, sometimes several times, like clockwork, I thrust myself into the midst of the devout throng to conform and perform. Was that the price for love? It was beautiful then I thought. Now,…

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Community is about People

I think a lot about community because I’ve facilitated them for over 30 years and now I run an online one called The Lasting Supper. So, it’s always been a practical problem for me and not just a theoretical one. However, I’m always thinking about community in an attempt to try…

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breaking free of the community

Sophia decided she had to make the definitive cut that tied her to the constrictive and controlling community. With one decisive swing of the axe, she separated herself and set herself apart. Of course, it would be interpreted as violent, rash, unnecessary and permanent, but this was the only way…

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