Tagged: community

"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...

"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...

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...

our 33rd wedding anniversary

Lisa and I are celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary this weekend. We are very proud of our achievement. It has been years of delight and hard work. One does not exist without the other....

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,...

3 essentials for healthy church

3 essentials for healthy church

The cartoon I posted this morning, “Exit Interview”, provoked quite a bit of discussion here and on Facebook. Some took the side of the one leaving and even identified with him. So many people...

How To Control Dissent in Your Church

How To Control Dissent in Your Church

never quote from any other book except the bible; let it be known that dissenters will be refused positions of leadership; stop talking to them on a personal level; make them think that to...

reactions to your coming out

reactions to your coming out

You must expect, when you finally decide to show your true colors, to come out (not just sexually), to reveal who you really are, the following reactions from the herd you are exposing yourself...