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The Liberation of the NakedPastor

David Hayward is known online as the NakedPastor. He has a master’s degree in Theological Studies, as well as diplomas in Religious Studies and Ministry, and University Teaching. But after 30 years in the church, he left the ministry. He decided to pursue his passion for art. He’s a cartoonist, painter, and author who uses words and images to deconstruct dogma, challenge the current status, and offer hope for those who struggle and suffer spiritually.

Hear what David has to say about where the NakedPastor name came from, how he began cartooning, and his own deconstruction journey.

Topics Discussed in This Episode

  • Why David calls himself the NakedPastor
  • How David’s cartooning became an outlet
  • Challenging respectfully
  • Whether David’s cartoons are ever misinterpreted
  • David’s inspiration for “Jesus Takes a Selfie” cartoon
  • The Liberation of Sophia and David’s own deconstruction
  • The price of David leaving his church
  • Advice for people who are thinking about coming out to their families about their beliefs
  • The stages of questioning
  • Using dreams for your own journey
  • What David misses about being a pastor
  • David’s book of cartoons
  • David’s watercolors

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