"Ex Church" cartoon by nakepastor David Hayward

3 lies your ex (church) might want you to believe

I’m not talking about your romantic or marital ex. I’m talking about your ex-church. Now, before I begin, I want to clarify a couple of things: These can apply even in existing relationships (your partner or church now). These are not all the lies, but a few of them (there…

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"Leaving the Church" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

that moment you decide to leave the church

Does this cartoon strike a chord? Buy a print of it HERE! You see, people leave the church for many reasons. Sometimes it’s over theological disagreements. Sometimes it’s because they’ve been hurt. Sometimes it’s because they don’t feel accepted and don’t fit in. Sometimes it’s just because it feels like…

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"No One Understands Me!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Spiritual Freedom: Do you need this?

I’m launching my Spiritual Freedom Coaching. You can GO TO THIS PAGE to read all about it! Listen: I don’t know what I would have done without someone to talk to after I left the church and over the next 4 years! In fact, I still talk with my counselor/…

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keep your big mouth shut

There have been many times in my church career when opening my big mouth has led to my departure. The first time I was naive and challenged something thinking that someone would care. The next time I was less naive but still nervous that I wouldn’t be heard. The next…

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have you outgrown your container?

This is one of my personal favorites. Sarah. Park and drive. I posted it a year ago and it received many comments. I think it stirred up a lot of stuff for many people. This is how most of my friends, including members of The Lasting Supper, experienced their departure from…

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