"Bible Interpretation" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

A Simple Equation for Bible Interpretation

SHOP MY CARTOONS & ART It’s never as easy as “The Bible says”. It’s always, without fail, “I think the Bible says”. We can’t help but read the Bible through our own lens, filter it through our own mindsets, and articulate it through our own languages. Understanding this is the…

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"The Scriptures Versus Love" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Scriptures Versus Love Cartoon & Apology

SHOP FOR MY CARTOONS AND ART I need to apologize for a cartoon I posted the other day, “Love Versus Scripture”. Although it was not drawn with antisemitic intent, it certainly could be interpreted that way, which is a sign I inadvertently conveyed a common bias of Christianity that generally…

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"Love Versus Scripture" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Love Versus Scripture

OWN THIS CARTOON We all bring our own hermeneutic to the text. Love would be a good one. (EDIT: I want to clarify something about this cartoon. I want to be very careful about conveying any kind of anti-semitism that is an issue in Christianity. Perhaps I would have been wiser…

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"God Chained" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

Is your God chained to the bible?

I often cartoon sarcastically. For example, That-Which-We-Call-God doesn’t look like that. Also, it’s not the bible itself but our various interpretations of it. Also, this illustrates the impossible rather than the reality. It saddens me to see how often people are marginalized, excluded, judged and condemned because they don’t qualify…

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"Biblical Famine" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

UNBELIEVABLE: biblical literalists create biblical illiteracy!

I read an interesting post by Kenneth Berding, professor of New Testament at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology, titled, The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy. Berding’s educational background as well as his present position indicate that he and I share a passionate interest in the bible. Berding expresses concern for the…

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"Biblical Division" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

Biblical Division: the Bible and the new math

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON. ALL MY ART IS 40% THIS WEEKEND. USE COUPON “JUSTBECAUSE”. It’s fascinating watching the theological debates going on. I believe it’s all coming down to hermeneutics: how we read the bible. The division it’s creating is sad and unnecessary. There are those who see…

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12 reasons why the bible could go on strike cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

12 reasons the bible could go on strike

Reasons why workers strike are because they believe they’re being taken advantage of, misunderstood, unappreciated, overworked, underpaid, etcetera. I think the bible has every reason to go on strike. I just thought of 12 for now because it’s a nice, round, disciple-like number. Here they are: nuance to know me:…

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"Jesus, the Bible, and Anal-Rententiveness" (by nakedpastor David Hayward)

Jesus, the Bible, and anal-retentiveness

Anal-retentiveness describes the need to pay such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others (Wikipedia). What came first? The worldview of the biblical authors or the theology that shaped their worldview? What came first for us? Our worldview or the bible that helped shape it? The…

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