5 secret confessions

frank emanuel over at freedom log has tagged me to expose 5 things about myself that you may not already know. so here goes:

  1. i am a sinner in a saint’s body: what i mean is, although i personally believe i behave within the bounds of what it means to be a christian and a pastor, as with Luther, Merton, Mohammed and other great saints, wine, women and song fascinate me, as well as a good smoke.
  2. i am a universalist in a christian’s body: i was born and baptized anglican, had a “born-again” experience when i was 14 in a baptist church, changed to pentecostal, was ordained presbyterian, changed to vineyard, read and believe much of buddhism, zen, islam, hinduism, atheism and many other “ities” and “isms”. i’m my own ecumenical movement!
  3. i’m a rich man in a poor man’s body: i have very, very expensive taste. i automatically gravitate to the most costly item in any store or showroom, not because of the price-tag, but because i can spot luxury with my naked eye! for some reason i like the most expensive single-malt, wine, cigars, and dream of driving a luxury car. at the same time, i want to be a hermit with nothing but lisa and shack in the woods.
  4. i am a lesbian in a man’s body: at least that’s what i’ve been accused of, because apparently i’m so in touch with my feminine side. but i’m obviously a man because lisa says i can be such a jerk.
  5. i am an introvert in an extrovert’s body: i can spend hours a day all by myself with no one anywhere around and not even notice. in fact, i’ve spent days totally isolated and have loved it. at the same time, i need the occasional party and love corporate worship and hearing of the word.

so, that’s all i want to share about me at this time. i thought i was naked enough, now i feel even more naked! who shall i tag? i know!… a little more vinegar … you’re it!

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • http://freedompastor.blogspot.com Frank Emanuel

    I love the comment on being your own ecumenical movement. Priceless.

  • http://www.alittlemorevinegar.blogspot.com Jo Hanson

    uh oh! i’m up….ay yi yi. i need some time…

    i echo frank in his praise. that statement made me smile. you are a bundle of contradictions it seems! :)

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    oh ya that’s me! i think. maybe. no. yes. no. uhh. maybe. nevermind.

  • http://www.alittlemorevinegar.blogspot.com Jo Hanson

    ok i did it.

    i’m still baffled: “a lesbian in a man’s body.” wow, that must be rough…

  • Trevor

    I always knew you were a lesbian.

  • http://freedompastor.blogspot.com Frank Emanuel

    I must confess I’m a bit of a lesbian too, trapped in a bald man’s body no less!

  • Julia

    What a great entry.

    I am amazed you narrowed it down to five!


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