"Feed Us Eat Us" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Some leaders think they have the right to abuse you.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOONI think it’s okay to submit to a teacher. I have, and a few times it’s worked out to my benefit. But there are dangers. Some teachers think that submitting to their teaching means submitting to anything they require. None of them would admit it’s…

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"Best Feature" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Is this the best feature of your church?

Really, sometimes it can’t be helped. We’ve always loved heroes, charismatic leaders, strong authority figures. The system nurtures the adoration of its leaders. This poor pastor is just caught up in it. That’s all. Download my eBook “Money is Spiritual” for just $10!

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Are your people objects or your subjects?

Some leaders treat their people like objects. Some leaders treat their people like their subjects. Some leaders treat their people like both. This is predicated on their assumption of superiority. What if we were equals on a team working together? This doesn’t mean their can’t be roles and ranks. But…

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"Undivided Attention" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

now that I have your undivided attention

WANT THIS CARTOON OR A PRINT OF IT? GO HERE –> CLICKEEPOO!There’s a lot of this going around. Isn’t there? It’s a strange phenomenon, but an old one. Some leaders like the attention they receive and if we’re discerning enough we begin to realize that this is the content of…

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"Rose & Thorns" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Is your leadership there for you, or are you there for your leadership?

Are you a part of a community where it usually feels okay, but once in a while you get a sneaking suspicion that something is horribly wrong? Do you wonder if you are dispensable? Do you suspect that the more of you there are and the better you all behave…

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"Abused Pastor" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

pastors can be abused too

[Like this cartoon? Get a fine-art print HERE for just $19. WHOOP!]Members of churches aren’t the only ones who experience abuse. So may clergy! It’s about the abuse of power. Sometimes the clergy abuse their power against their people. I’ve addressed that many times. But it can work the other…

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"Insidious Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

when abuse goes underground

[Like this cartoon? Get a print for just $19 HERE.]In my experience and observation, often when an organization, church, or leader gets accused of being abusive, rather than offering a genuine apology, a kind of non-apology is provided and the abuse becomes more insidious. We are very ingenious at continuing…

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"Trust Me" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

trust is earned, not demanded

(For the sake of my peace of mind and to respect my wife and family during my vacation, I’m going to stop comments on my blog posts until I return on the 18th of July. Feel free to email me and I will try to respond but it probably won’t…

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