sleeping in church

This doesn't mean I'm for entertaining to keep us awake.But I have to tell you that when I'm listening to someone say something that seems vitally true, existentially honest, vulnerably real... then I'm all ears.When I'm listening to something that is Word, it is a matter of life and death and I take it all in like a hearty meal saving me from the brink of disaster.And this hasn't happened very often.My two books, my two books, "nakedpastor101" and "Without a Vision My People … [Read more...]

leaving the church

Also, I have a request:I want to make my two books, "nakedpastor101" and "Without a Vision My People Prosper", available on Kindle. People from all around the world have been asking for it.My problem is the cost. I need $420 to make it happen and I simply don't have it. I'm asking for donations from die-hard nakedpastor fans! I need your help. I'm half way there.But I'm making an offer:you may purchase any Sophia print of your choice from my online gallery; or, any donation over $400 … [Read more...]

gay thursday: coming out

Coming out can be scary. The risk of rejection is great.There are those who have been there. Done that.And they understand.Check out my online gallery where you can buy a print of this cartoon.Check out my BOOKS that address issues like this one with cartoons and writing. … [Read more...]

life on snooze

Wake up!Like someone told me recently, I'm more afraid of dying and never having lived than of dying itself.I know life is full of struggles. Sometimes it is unbearably hard. But it is my life to live. And there are also so many joys.There is love to be shared.Wake up! … [Read more...]

inflatable church

This really shouldn't need an explanation.But those of you who know how completely exhausting it is to keep a church's vision and programs going will understand.Check out my BOOKS that address issues like this one with cartoons and writing. … [Read more...]

preaching platitudes

Platitudes are like an air-borne virus that threatens to infect us.We need to understand this virus. We must protect ourselves against it.Once you've learned how to detect it, it's easy after that. You build an immune system that will defend you.But look out... once you have the virus it overtakes you rapidly and you will tend to infect others very quickly.Check out my BOOKS that address issues like this one with cartoons and writing. … [Read more...]

on stage at Millionaire Mind

Last year I went to a Millionaire Mind Intensive in Toronto with T. Harv Eker. I wrote about it here if you want to read a bit about it. It was right after I left the ministry. It was an amazing experience that began a kind of transformation in my life. Affirmation galore. I didn't know how to handle it. I met some amazing people. One of them was the energetic and vibrant young woman who took this video. Another one was the speaker, Adam Markel, the good looking bald guy with me on stage.At … [Read more...]

Guidelines for Safe Sects

We are witnessing the propagation of more and more sects (definition: "a group of people with somewhat different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger group to which they belong"). That pretty much says there are as much sects as people.I thought I would give some guidelines on how to practice safe sects. Many are trying to get the term changed to "safer sects" to emphasize that certain precautions do not completely eliminate the risk of disease.So here … [Read more...]

cartoon: witness fail

I remember as a young believer being required to do door-to-door evangelism and witnessing at the beach, etc. So many times I was challenged with very good questions I couldn't drum up an answer to. Something about these people impressed me and made me suspect that their spirituality was more mature than mine. I realized then that perhaps it isn't so much about being able to provide the answers, but being able to ask the questions.Get my book. It also has commentary on many of the … [Read more...]

cartoon: my own personal tug-of-war game

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