"Ideas over People" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Some Ideas are Bad for People

I love ideas. I love people. I don’t love ideas that hurt people. I don’t love that some people love ideas that hurt people. I don’t love that some people will hurt people because of ideas. The best thinkers come up with ideas that benefit all, not just some. The…

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"I'm So Lonely" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Church and Loneliness

OWN THIS PRINT The CruciFiction: Martin Luther King Jr. said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning was the most segregated hour of the week. It’s also the loneliest. How is it possible to be in a crowded room and feel so lonely? The very reason I decided to go…

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"Truth Together" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Truth Together!

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON I posted a cartoon the other day showing people fighting over the truth. A friend commissioned me to draw another cartoon but with the people coming together to form the truth. She requested I show a more diverse group. I liked the idea. Here…

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"Outside the Box" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are you feeling rejected?

One of the things I’ve come to realize is that most often the reason I feel rejected and excluded is because of important choices I’ve made for myself. Oh, sometimes people can just be jerks and exclude you because they’re cliquish or mean or thoughtless. But most of the time…

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"Community Futures" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the church’s one greatest asset

Like this cartoon? Get a print of it here for your home or office!Doesn’t everyone agree? I mean, we all know by now that most of the things the church provides: worship, teaching, connection to the Divine, meaning, charitable giving and service, etcetera, can be found and enjoyed without and…

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"So Lonely" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Do you ever feel lonely in a crowd?

[ALL MY ART FREE SHIPPING CODE ‘shipit’!]The church, like all other social groups, claims to offer fellowship. Some people enjoy this. But many don’t. What makes for a genuine relationship is the freedom to be yourself with others who have the freedom to be themselves. Unfortunately, this kind of relationship…

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"Of Like Faith" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Only fellowship with people with the same beliefs as you!

ALL MY ART (including this cartoon) IS FREE SHIPPING RIGHT NOW WITH CHECKOUT CODE “shipit”! SHOP NOW! Unity is not conformity. Unity is not compatibility. Unity is not likeness. Unity is not similarity. Unity is not homogeneity. Unity is not the loss of independence. The greater the diversity the greater…

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"Zombie Christ" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

zombie Christ, zombie disciples, and eating your brains

[Get a print of “Zombie Christ” IN MY SHOP!] Many people believe that complete absorption into one identity is the ideal of conversion. Rather than appreciating difference, diversity and even incompatibility, they would prefer homogeneity, sameness, and complete compatibility. That is, conformity. Like zombies. They’re all the same. And they…

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huggle cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

church, community and huggles

I believe in the the power of authentic community because I’ve experienced it and experience it still. One of the church’s greatest potential assets is community. Of course, where we may most succeed is also where we may most fail. But I have experienced the power of authentic community in a…

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one of you cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

a pastor who wants to just stop

(Purchase a print of this cartoon, One of You.) Sometimes I feel the need to do a cartoon such as this one to show that I do not hate the church or despise pastors and congregations. I have an inexplicable love for the church, an abiding respect for the pastoral…

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