church and loneliness

church and loneliness cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

I have come to conclude that existential loneliness is our default position. But when we are a part of the church, many of us assume that because we are surrounded by people our loneliness will be remedied. Not! Some claim that it is when we are most out of touch with our truest selves that we experience the deepest sense of loneliness because we don't even know or love ourselves. I think this is true. I want to share with you a little bit today about my online community, The Lasting … [Read more...]

i might be alone for now

i might be alone for now cartoon drawing by nakedpastor david hayward

We all know one of the severest costs of choosing to walk your own path towards your own independence is experiencing loneliness. To find your own land and stake your own claim requires you to become a pioneer. And pioneers know loneliness. Pioneers simply understand that in order to enjoy their own lives to the full they are going to have to leave the herd. Read any of the accounts of pioneers, such as the fascinating Canadian explorer, David Thompson, and you will read the story of … [Read more...]


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