"Determinator" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Phoenix and the determination of Mark Driscoll

The controversial pastor Mark Driscoll has announced that he’s planting a church in Phoenix. He IS determined! Why is everyone so shocked? Some are shocked that he never mentioned his controversial past with Mars Hill. Of course not! For one thing, he probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong. And…

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"Woman Blogger" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Julie McMahon: this is my story, this is my song

[Get this cartoon and other art in MY SHOP!] (This is a guest post by Julie McMahon. We agreed it would be beneficial to have her story in one place. Here it is.) Hi. My name is Julie McMahon, and I am a survivor! I am a survivor of domestic abuse…

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"Hear. See. Speak." cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Julie McMahon, Tony Jones, and Submergent: My Update

“We will hear nothing negative about us. We will be blind to our own faults. And we certainly won’t let you say anything critical of us.” Recently I have received messages from people asking me for an update on what’s happening with the Tony Jones and Julie McMahon situation, as…

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"Mark Driscoll: He is Risen!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Mark Driscoll: he is risen indeed!

Mark Driscoll not only launched his new website and thereby his new ministry. He was also slated to speak at the annual Hillsong Conference. The senior pastor of Hillsong, Brian Huston, says, ”Rather than having Mark preach or teach, I am excited about interviewing Mark and his wife, Grace from…

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Bullies and Blindness: an analysis of the interview between Justin Blaney and Justin Dean

I took the hour required to watch this video. It wasn’t long into it when I realized I needed to be taking notes. This is important! It became obvious that, for many, Mars Hill is still a lesson waiting to be learned. Dr. Paul Tripp, who headed up the Board…

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"Whack-a-Mark-Driscoll" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

11 reasons why people will follow Mark Driscoll again soon

Rumor has it that Mark Driscoll will be right back in ministry soon, this time in California or, if that doesn’t work out, Texas. I’m not surprised. Actually, I wonder if he ever really left ministry. It wasn’t long after his resignation that he was right back on stage with…

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"Stop Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Jian Ghomeshi, Mark Driscoll, and Boundaries

*** Trigger Warning: abuse. Suffered spiritual abuse? Come share your story with us at The Lasting Supper! I’m sad about Mars Hill Church. It’s always sad for me to see another church struggle, suffer, and slowly die. Even though I am a critic of religion and the church, I never…

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"The Supersonic Resurrection of Mark Driscoll" by nakedpastor David Hayward

The supersonic resurrection of Mark Driscoll

I know by posting this cartoon and reflection I’m inviting judgment. I know people will say, “Just leave him alone! You’re being judgmental! Stop accusing the brethren! Give him a break! You’re the problem! Why are you being so cruelly persistent at wanting to see the downfall of a brother?…

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"The Lost Gospel of Jesus" by nakedpastor David Hayward

Why Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Still Don’t Get It!

I was saddened to learn about Mark Driscoll’s resignation from Mars Hill Church yesterday. You can read what they posted on their website HERE. First, I am sad for him and his family. Undoubtedly this is a difficult time and I don’t like to see anyone suffer. Second, I am…

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"Turn the Other Cheek" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Mark Driscoll, Adrian Warnock, and how we respond to the fall of a spiritual abuser

This cartoon depicts the danger of surrendering our dignity and rights to a spiritual abuser. I read Adrian Warnock’s thoughts on Mark Driscoll and the Acts 29 story. Warnock’s thoughts can be summed up with the following: Accept it. We shouldn’t be alarmed by what’s happening with Driscoll. No church is…

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