"Lonely" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Are You Lonely?

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON ARE YOU LONELY? The most prevalent feeling since leaving the church was loneliness. I’ve thought about this a lot. Actually, I started to realize that I was just as lonely within the church, but I didn’t feel it as acutely because I was surrounded…

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"Believer by Default" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Don’t Blindly Accept What You’re Taught to Believe!

BUY THIS CARTOON PRINT If you ever bother to think about it, and few do, you know that your mind is conditioned to believe certain things. From the moment we are born, and arguably before, we are submersed in the ideology we are supposed to take for granted. Once you…

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"Mind of His Own" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

What Happens When You Develop a Mind of Your Own?

GET THIS CARTOON Have you ever felt this way? Have you got the message that maybe there was something seriously wrong with you? Did people really think that maybe something had snapped inside your head? Did some people suggest that maybe you should see a doctor? Or get prayed over…

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"Embrace Your Roots" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Importance of Embracing Your Roots

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON I talk about The Lasting Supper a lot because I think it is one of the best, if not THE best, online resource and community for people who are deconstructing their beliefs. Why do I say that? I’m not saying it out of pride…

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"Accusing the Powerful" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Risk of Accusing the Powerful

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON This is exactly what it feels like! It’s death-defying. I know because I’ve experienced it many times when I’ve questioned or challenged a spiritual leader. Once I just allowed a woman to share her story on my blog, didn’t silence her, and that was…

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"Ever Feel Alive Again" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Will You Ever Feel Alive Again after Leaving the Church?

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON There are two religious deconstructions: theological and ecclesiological. The first is mostly your thinking. You deconstruct from beliefs. The second is mostly social. You deconstruct from church. By the time I left the ministry in 2010 I had already deconstructed theologically to the point…

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"Dare to be Real" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Risk of Being Honest with your Emotions

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON I know many people will say, “Not my church!” I know almost all churches tolerate negative emotions. But… for a while! Most communities lose patience with people who struggle for a long time to heal themselves from trauma. I know. I’ve witnessed it and…

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"To Talk or Not to Talk" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Women: To Talk or Not to Talk?

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Really, these are the only two choices. They shouldn’t be. But they are. I know too many women who are painfully aware of this terrible dilemma. Women who share their stories of assault should be believed. Let’s change this woman’s thoughts to, “I can…

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"Jesus and Paper Towels" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Jesus and Paper Towels

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Would Jesus do this? No, of course not. Because kind people do kind things for people in trouble. Not like this. Need a little bit of kindness in your life? Need someone to just listen to your troubles without throwing you useless advice or…

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"The Same Page" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When You and Your Spouse Find Yourselves on Different Spiritual Pages

OWN THIS CARTOON I see it happening all the time. And it makes me sad. I’ve had so many couple friends split up because of the deconstruction of their beliefs… of one or both of them. You already know my story. Lisa and I almost didn’t make it. It took…

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