"The Art of Coming Out" book by nakedpastor David Hayward

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Win “The Art of Coming Out” on Transgender Day of Remembrance!

Today’sĀ Freebie Friday is in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that occurs every November 20th. It’s a day to remember “those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.” It’s one thing to encourage…

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"Stand Up to Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

always stand up to abuse

A friend wanted to use this cartoon that originally appeared in black and white, but he wanted it in color. So I worked on it last night and came up with this. He likes it. We’re moving ahead. I hope you like it too. So… standing up to abuse. Don’t…

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"Pope Francis" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Pope Francis and what he proves

There’s not a doubt in my mind that Pope Francis is a truly amazing human being. I think he injects a refreshing energy, wisdom, and justice into the church and reminds us of what true religion can be. I also have no doubt that he is painfully aware of the…

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"Phyllis Tickle, 1934-2015" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

for Phyllis Tickle, 1934-2015, a Tribute Cartoon

Phyllis Tickle, beloved American religion writer, dies at age 81. I was sad to hear of her passing. As I was going to sleep last night thinking about her, this image of angels escorting her while the red carpet is being rolled out in front of her popped into my…

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"Religion Hurt and Fix" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

when religion hurts you then tries to fix you

Religion has its use. I think there are a lot of good things religion has done, is, and can do. But I think we can all agree that religion has also done a lot of damage. The interesting thing to me is that religion often offers the cure to the…

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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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"Going to Hell" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The REAL reason you’re going to Hell!

Just think about it. Why do you think you might be going to Hell? Is it because someone, somewhere, at some time, told you that this, this, and this, is the reason why you go to Hell? Is it because you’ve been lead to believe that if you don’t do…

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"Jesus Loves Me Only" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Apparently Jesus loves me only

I believe in independence, sovereignty, and autonomy. But this doesn’t necessarily mean exclusivity and exclusion. It seems to me we’re getting these two ideas confused. William James wrote: “Why may not the world be a sort of republican banquet of this sort, where all the qualities of being respect one…

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