new Sophia drawing “Hide” with 50% OFF SALE!

For TODAY ONLY all my art is 50% OFF, including this Sophia called "Hide", the original and reproductions: BROWSE THROUGH MY STORE. Use coupon code 'boxing'.One of my favorite biblical images is hiding under the shelter of his wings, and rising on wings as of eagles.I thought I was finished drawing Sophia. I already have around 55 images. But this image popped into my head last week and she demanded to be drawn to fill out her story a little more. You can see all of them in one place … [Read more...]

Envision, Plan and Make Your Escape

Envision, Plan and Make Your EscapeOur absolutely unbelievably amazing online community, The Lasting Supper, is entirely made up of escape artists: people who've escaped or are in the process of escaping from unhealthy churches, relationships, jobs and other unhappy situations. (I warmly invite you to come and join us.) Today I want to share with you some observations I've made from my own life as well as the lives of my friends about escaping.My Sophia series of 52 drawings,┬áin a … [Read more...]

help me with my Sophia project

Please help with my Sophia project! I'm compiling a book of all my Sophia drawings along with my thoughts about each one. But I would love to include comments from Sophia fans. Here's what you do:I have created an "I Am Sophia" album on my nakedpastor Facebook page.Go there and make comments on any of the drawings. Along with your comment, please leave your initials, name, pseudonym or whatever, as well as your city and country. By posting your comment, you're allowing me to include it … [Read more...]

yes there is beauty

You see this tree, how beautiful he is. He is very tall and stands in a nearby forest. I've looked at him many many times. But I just notice him recently.Why did I just notice this tree? I don't really know, but I love him and think he is so beautiful. He is not perfect. There are broken branches everywhere, and he is sparse here and there. He is top-heavy. But he is uniquely beautiful just as he is! I imagined him saying that he needed me to draw him. I felt like drawing him. So I did, with … [Read more...]

Sophia “rising” to meet life

I am assembling my Sophia book. I'm calling it "The Liberation of Sophia". Sophia means wisdom. The liberation of her wisdom has necessarily meant her liberation from the kind of religion that binds, oppresses and imprisons.Sophia has a significant relationship with the moon. Moon is reflected light. It is not direct light. Leaving and even rejecting a religion that boasted direct light has meant that she has had to find her own light, discern new light from new sources in new places. She … [Read more...]

have you lost yourself?

I've been busy creating my Sophia book, "The Liberation of Sophia". I have over 50 drawings. There are still some originals available, and they are all available as fine art prints. I'm compiling the several posts I have already written about her and tweaking them.I love the one and only canonical story about Jesus as a boy found in Luke 2: 41-52. His mom and dad took him on a trip to Jerusalem. On their way home they realize he isn't with them. They desperately search for him. After three … [Read more...]

souls going against the flow

I want you to know that I am taking reasonable offers on all my original Sophia drawings. Get one now while you can. This is only going to last a day or so and I won't be giving them away so inexpensively in the future. In fact, I'm taking reasonable offers on all my original artwork. Now's your chance! Just email me!Some have asked, so I want to give a brief history of Sophia.I have been an artist for years, usually painting serene, contemplative watercolor landscapes such as The Forest … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Deep”

One of my favorite verses in the bible is Psalm 42:7... "Deep calls to deep at the sound of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have rolled over me." Sophia, like all of us, is always invited to go deeper. But because of all her trials, she feels she has no choice. The mystical creatures, the loons, provide wise guidance, sleek assurance and a deep safety for her. The creatures of the deep rescue her.I remember meeting a loon while I was out in the middle of a lake on a … [Read more...]

the fears are gone

I came across an old blog post, The Sum of All My Fears". I realized, upon reading the list of 10 fears, that all of them were related to me being a pastor within the church. Take a look:angering my superiors; upsetting people in my church who can do damage; being excommunicated; losing these friends; my family being hurt because of me; our church closing down; being unemployed; being attacked and ridiculed by those within and outside of the church; offending more people … [Read more...]

Sophia: freedom makes free

ALL MY SOPHIAS, originals and prints, ARE 40% OFF UNTIL VALENTINE'S DAY! USE THE COUPON CODE "loveis" TO GET INCREDIBLE DEALS ON THE SOPHIA YOU ALWAYS WANTED! CLICK HERE!When you've been set free, as Sophia has, and once it has sunk in, and once you have learned how to live in it, and once you realize how near everyone is to realizing their own freedom, then you will do your part to release others.In fact, it will be automatic. I have noticed something: when others see you living … [Read more...]