"Suffer in Silence" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Why Do We Hide Our Pain?

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Why do we hide our pain? Here are just a few: 1. We are ashamed because we think it makes us look weak. 2. We don’t want people to think we aren’t getting over it fast enough. 3. We don’t want to be a…

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"More Like Jesus" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

There’s a Reason Why You Experience Life as a Cross

Yes, this is an older cartoon, but a favorite. I’m sharing it again. You can get the original or prints HERE. You know, I should compile a new book on the 100 best of nakedpastor and why I drew them. I’ve been cartooning since 2006 so it would be a…

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"Front View Side View" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Is it Okay to Admit We Suffer?

GET THIS PRINT The CruciFiction: i wouldn’t dream of letting you know so I live locked inside my own nightmare of willful ignorance since denial is my native land because if I admitted I had sin in my life I would never be allowed to be a part of the…

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"Suffering and Theology" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Suffering and Stupid Theological Explanations

Maybe it goes something like this: 1. Stub toe: God’s too busy to bother with that. 2. Get the flu: God’s trying to get you to rest. 3. Get cancer: God’s testing you. 4. Spouse dies: You loved her more than God. 5. Tornado levels home: There’s sin in your…

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"Cross or Crown" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Church has a choice: solidarity with suffering or with power!

OWN A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON We’re watching it happen. Rather than aligning itself with the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the persecuted, and the suffering, it has chosen to align itself with power and those who want and wield it. I’m grateful to see some churches and some Christians make the…

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"The Bad Samaritan" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Ever heard of the Bad Samaritan?

We can linger too long in our suffering. However, when we’ve been harmed, recovery is necessary. Sometimes that takes time. Patience with yourself is allowed. Patience from others is appreciated. Want to join a community of people who have recovered or are recovering? We’ll be patient. Promise! CAN I HELP…

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"Suffer in Silence" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Remember: Many Suffer in Silence… Maybe Even You!

OWN THIS CARTOON!An iceberg is 10% above water, but the bulk of it… 90%… lies beneath. Everyone you know is suffering at levels you can’t even see. And, I bet you are suffering at levels others can’t see either. Suffering in silence. I know. I understand. CAN I HELP YOU?…

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"Advice for 2016" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Jesus gives advice about abuse for 2016

[BUY THIS CARTOON!] For some reason I had a lot of exposure to this harmful theology. It’s taken a lot of personal work to explore the reasons why. On the one hand, I do know it’s out there propagating itself. It’s a popular theology. On the other hand, I’ve came…

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