"These Believers are Crazy!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Embracing Your Believing Past

I give weekly messages to my amazing online community, The Lasting Supper. What an incredible collection of people. Why not join us HERE. One of the messages I gave them was about accepting, embracing, and integrating our former selves. I’m going to share it with you here: I do not…

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"Lose Your Faith" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

What It’s Like to Lose Your Faith

OWN THIS CARTOON If you’ve never suffered the loss of your faith, good for you! But if you have, even a little bit, you know exactly what this cartoon means. First, your beliefs that held your faith together start to crumble, break apart, and disintegrate. Then, you push the eject…

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"Before During After" cartoon by David Hayward

Before, During, & After the Deconstruction of Your Beliefs

[BE THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS CARTOON] Losing our beliefs, or losing our faith, or losing our religion, or progressing through the most difficult stages of spiritual development… IS HARD! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Growing pains hurt. We move from comfortable security, through unprecedented anguish and doubt, but…

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"Grieving Faith" cartoon by David Hayward

Grieving the Loss of Your Faith

[OWN THIS PRINT] GRIEVING THE LOSS OF YOUR FAITH are you losing your faith? or lost it already? don’t be afraid you’re getting ready for your road of growth bursts from seeds of faith belief’s shell goes to birth a new way (*** Need to talk with someone to help…

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"Struggling with your Faith" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are You Struggling with your Faith?

OWN THIS CARTOON Are You Struggling With Your Faith? When we begin the painful process of deconstruction… that is, when our beliefs start to change and we feel like we’re losing our faith… we go through a series of relational transitions. It can’t be helped if you continue with integrity…

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"Jenga Block Faith" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Jenga Block Faith: Are Your Beliefs About to Topple?

This cartoon is very personal. If you like it you can buy the original or a print of it HERE. This is when my deconstruction really began. It was way back in seminary in 1983 when I was about to graduate from my Masters in Biblical Studies. My firm belief…

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"The Erosion of Faith" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are you watching the erosion of your faith?

GET THE ORIGINAL DRAWING OR A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON!This cartoon emerges out of my own experience and perspective. My faith, or the feeling of my beliefs, is something I built. Some might argue I inherited or it was gifted to me. Nevertheless, I took what I was given and…

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"The Dangers of Deconstruction" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the dangers of deconstruction

[GET THIS CARTOON!] Deconstruction… the changing of your beliefs, the crumbling of your faith, the loss of your religion… can be a dangerous process. It isn’t for all, but I think it is for most. This is a letter I wrote to the members of The Lasting Supper, my online…

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"Scary Questions" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

questions can be very scary

Questions challenge the status quo. They upset the apple cart. They rock the boat. They inject uncertainty into certainty. They can undermine our beliefs and disturb our faith. Once you start asking them they seem to take on a life of their own. They can take over. It can hurt.…

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"CAUTION: DECONSTRUCTION AHEAD!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

CAUTION: DECONSTRUCTION AHEAD!

Want a community in which to deconstruct your beliefs safely? Join The Lasting Supper and meet other great folks going through it together! In my experience and in my observation, deconstruction should be approached with caution. I wish I knew then what I know now. I would have saved myself,…

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