"Not All Churches" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When People Say, “Not All Churches!”

My posts about spiritual abuse often get reactions from people claiming that I’m needlessly and bitterly highlighting an infrequent and isolated problem in the church. They are usually angry and defensive. They say things like: “You’re crying out like a wounded animal! Get over your bitterness.” “How dare you attack…

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"What Victims?" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When the Church Denies and Dismisses its Victims

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"Women Survivors & the Church" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Naghmeh Abedini, Women Survivors, and the Church

The other day, Christianity Today posted an outrageous interview with Saeed Abedini concerning his ministry, his marriage, and the allegations of abuse against him made by his wife, Naghmeh. My primary concern as her friend is for the safety and happiness of Naghmeh. But my other concern is the response…

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"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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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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church, spiritual abuse and how to smell a rat cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Church, Spiritual Abuse and How to Smell a Rat

I love the graffiti artist Banksy. My cartoon today is inspired by his stenciled rats found on city streets. They are amazing. They usually symbolize the undermining of the government’s abuse of power because rats have a way of undermining beautiful facades. I’m not talking about these rats. I’m also…

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