"Rose and Thorns" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the condition of Christian leadership today

[Get a print of this cartoon. All my art FREE SHIPPING with code ‘shipit’.] Someone has pointed out that you’re not a leader unless someone is following you. It seems to me that leadership in the church is caught up in celebrity culture. It seems to me that leadership skills…

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pick a pack of pickled people

Look at this guy! He’s so proud of his accomplishment. His church is packed full! So many people have sacrificed so much to help him create this… this… beautiful system. This is what can happen when people sacrifice themselves for the sake of a system and its vision. In fact,…

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i dream that you follow me

There have been leaders who, after a while, you begin to wonder what the purpose is besides stroking his ego. Then there have been leaders who genuinely inspire the better angels of our nature (Lincoln). Visit my online gallery where you can buy my most popular cartoons and art. Download…

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labor day cartoon: teamwork

Organizations and leaders, to keep up with the teams, sometimes incorporate the new hip language without actually changing. Leaders will try to teamwork approach for a while but will often resort to their old authoritative ways in order to get the job done their way in their time. Because teamwork…

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moving away from authoritative rule

Although the church, along with all institutions, will find adherents no matter how autocratic the rule of its membership is, I claim that in order for the church to survive in a healthy manner, in the best interest of its members, it must move towards a posture of self-rule by…

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