i want to be 24/7

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I want to contribute substantially to the theological and philosophical, as well as ecclesiological conversation. I don’t have the time to study and write as I should (I have a full time job as an English teacher).

My writing is not as substantial as it used to be. And my z-theory book lies dormant waiting for me to write it.

I’m more focused now: I want to help people become and stay spiritually free and independent, even if they intentionally gather together. This is my passion.

My cartoons are gaining clarity and power. I think it is connected to my focus above. But I want their potency to increase. I have the ideas. They just require more time than I have right now.

So I’m thinking I need to do a couple of things:

  1. create an online community supportive of nakedpastor;
  2. start a local community supportive of this ministry.

I am frequently told that what I offer is not offered anywhere else online. I am told the same thing locally. People are hungry for spiritual freedom, independence and confidence. This is what I do.

I want to do it 24/7.

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.

  • andy c

    sounds fantastic – will be at the very least a prayerful supporter from the UK

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    thanks Andy

  • http://www.facebook.com/whatwouldjeffdo señor jefe

    Just say it. You want to start a church. And you want to be the full-time pastor of that church. A lot of people have done it. Some have become more effective. Many more have become less effective.

    I know this is probably not what you’re looking to hear, but in my opinion, professional ministers are the bane of our religious existence, because it eventually leads to ministry that is self serving. The man who does not look to his ‘ministry’ to sustain him is the man who is free to minister without compromise.

    Granted, I am painting with some pretty broad strokes here. And we have never met, so take my comments in stride. I love what you do. And I love it even more now that I realize you’re not ‘full-time’. That means you’re one of us. ;)

  • http://thepreacherlady.wordpress.com The Preacher Lady

    Yeah! We need you to do this 24/7 as much as you need to do it.

  • Sarah

    Hey David, I used to comment on your site ages ago. I’ve embraced more than what I used to now but I linked to your site from asbojesus and it’s great to see you being truer and stronger.

    Bright blessings,

    Sarah
    UK

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    Hey Senor Jefe: I appreciate what you wrote. I really do. Which is why I don’t want to go that route. I’m looking for other strategies that wouldn’t lead to that death trap.

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    thanks Sarah. Don’t stay away so long :(

  • tc

    too tired to write coherently. nonetheless, love the idea. count me in, one of the silent ones, looking for more.

  • fishon

    I want to contribute substantially to the theological and philosophical, as well as ecclesiological conversation.
    ___Sounds like a vision

    I’m more focused now: I want to help people become and stay spiritually free and independent, even if they intentionally gather together.
    ___Sounds like vision becoming more focused

    I have the ideas.
    ___Idea [vision] that’s what my Thesaurus says.

    1.create an online community supportive of nakedpastor;
    2.start a local community supportive of this ministry.
    ___vision put into action

    I want to do it 24/7.
    ___visonary

  • Ed Babinski

    Naked Pastor, I’d like to introduce you to the Naked Preacher Lady:

    http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/good-god-its-baby-rae/content?oid=10668

  • http://thepreacherlady.wordpress.com The Preacher Lady

    A personal vision is not the same as a corporate vision. A personal vision states what an individual wants. A corporate vision states what is expected of a group no matter what their personal vision is. Most church visions take the personal vision of one person and shoves it down everyone elses throat.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com Steve Martin

    fishon,

    I responded to your last comment on O church church.

    You won’t like it! :D

  • http://cynthiacudmore.com Cynthia Cudmore

    I think we are wired for 24/7 by design and it happens much more naturally than we think!!! Happy trails to you as you pursue your heart’s desire…

  • April

    I just love the fact that you’re not a drone or a useless fanatic (sorry if that’s too blunt). All the people I know either go ‘Christian’ and create a persona entirely different from who they are in order to be ‘right’ within the walls of their religion, or they’ve abandoned the concepts entirely becoming dispassionate oafs. Maybe I’m not meeting the right people lol. I say go for it. You seem to have a personality and a gift that is refreshing and rare. Keep focusing on what makes you feel alive… things will work themselves out.


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