You Can Be Spiritually Independent

WHAT I MEAN BY SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENCE I remember the response when I first used the term “spiritual independence” several years ago.  There was a lot of confusion and even outrage:  “Christians are supposed to be in fellowship, not by themselves!” “We’re not supposed to do it alone!” “We can’t trust…

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"Kiss of Devotion" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Your Independence is Necessary for Wholeness

Even though this cartoon humorously describes the history of the kiss of devotion, it also shows the elevation of devotion to a certain person. Understand? I mean, we start off mildly perhaps, adjoining ourselves to a person because we admire them so much. Then, eventually, having sacrificed our own independence…

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"Walk Your Own Path" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Risk of Walking Your Own Path

OWN THIS PRINT OR OTHER ART You might never come right out and verbally state that you’re taking your own path. But when it becomes evident you are, you may lose friends and confound family. People will freak out. Of course, sheep never do this. Because when sheep choose their…

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"Changed My Mind" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

How Changing your Mind can Change your Life!

OWN THIS CARTOON!I’ve come to the conclusion that true freedom and independence begins in the mind. I discovered in my own life that when I changed my mind, when I started thinking thoughts or even asking questions, all in the interest on my own curiosity or my own desire to…

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"Happy Spiritual Independence Day" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

What does spiritual independence mean anyway?

This has everything to do with what The Lasting Supper is about! What does spiritual independence mean anyway? First of all, let’s ask what independence means. This is what I mean when I say it: free from outside control not dependent on another’s authority self-governing not dependent on another for…

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