"Micro-Pastor" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are you micro-managed by your micro-pastor?

At The Lasting Supper, we focus on exploring, experimenting, and exercising our own spiritual independence. Please come join us. I’ll personally welcome you. This is thing I think I’m most passionate about. I believe in spiritual independence… the right to be autonomous and responsible for one’s own spirituality. Unfortunately, too…

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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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"Sophia's Back" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

BOXING DAY SALE on all my art for an independent spirituality

YES! Boxing Day Sale on ALL my art, including “Sophia’s Back“. Use coupon “sweet” for 50% OFF. Shop HERE. Nakedpastor… the blog and the art… is all about the privilege and the right to the spiritual independence of each and every person, and our struggle to recognize and live it!…

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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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Tony Jones on Mark Driscoll: What came first, the thug or the theology?

This drawing is inspired by the Ouroboros snake. What came first? The chicken or the egg? What came first? The thug or the theology? I read Tony Jones’ thoughts on Mark Driscoll. Jones has always admired Driscoll, maybe envies him a little, wants the best for him, believes he can…

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jesus in jail by david hayward nakedpastor

Have you seen this rare picture of Jesus in jail?

Have you been hurt by the church. Talk with me about it–> CLICK HERE! I’m not sure what inspired the cartoon to be drawn this way. It reminds me of my cartoon 10 Signs Your God is Abusive. Jesus in jail! Some will say Jesus never started the church. Some…

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"Sweeping Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

10 reasons why abuse is easy in the church

My online community, The Lasting Supper, is discussing an article, By Grace Alone, which is about the increasing number of sex-scandals in Protestant churches. Our discussion about it is not only eye-opening and sad, but also fascinating, engaging and informative. It also gives me hope that we can heal. I’m so glad we…

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"Abuse of Power" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

Have you experienced these top 10 abuses of power?

My cartoon today was inspired by the story of Doug Phillips, a “Christian giant” who is being sued for using his young, beautiful nanny as a sex object. Read it and weep! I completely understand our temptations as human beings because I am one. It is common, and we see…

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chewed up and spit out cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Did the church chew you up and spit you out?

This is not true for everybody. But it is true for many. I’ve been chewed up and spit out of churches. I’ve also left on my own accord. At the beginning it all seems good. This is the story for many: you get inside and you work your butt of…

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why abusive pastors like Standridge will always find pulpits

Trigger warning: this 5 minutes video is spiritual abuse at its finest: First of all… yes, this is abuse. He shames people publicly. He exalts himself over the other person. He enlists God as justification for what he does. He says he loves you while hurting you. He threatens if…

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