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...]

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...]

freebie friday print of Sophia “Angel”

To enter the draw to win a fine art print of Sophia "Angel", all you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post. Even a simple "Hi!" would do. Or, tell us what this drawing means to you.Have you sometimes noticed that other people believe in you more than you believe in yourself? That's what has happened here to Sophia. After all the oppression she's been through as a girl and a woman, after the years of extreme conditions of being emotionally, verbally and sometimes physically … [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...]

Sophia’s nightmare

You can acquire original Sophia drawings such as this on from my gallery.I drew this to portray what Sophia's worst nightmare is: disembodiment. I don't mean physically, but emotionally and spiritually. She recognizes that she and her body has been objectified. She understands that the culture we live in would keep her divided against herself. She remembers that her religion has demonized her physicality, marginalized her mind, and diminished her spirit. She knows that she is weakened and … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “is”

The original and prints are available in my store.My Sophia series reflects an interesting journey for me. I began drawing her when I left the ministry and the church in March of 2010. It wasn't intentional and I didn't notice the connection at the time. It wasn't until several drawings in that I realized Sophia was me. I was drawing the spiritual journey of my own soul.Every weekend I would work on my Sophia drawings and post them and would get amazing responses, mostly from women. I also … [Read more...]

new Sophia “light”

ANNOUNCEMENT: All my Sophia originals are drastically reduced until Christmas! CLICK HERE.Well, it has been an interesting two and a half years since leaving the church. Let me tell you about it in a nutshell:In May 2009 I dreamed about a waterfall in which I saw that all things are One. I knew the unity of all things. It totally transformed my brain. An immediate and lasting peace came to my mind, and all my theological, philosophical, intellectual, as well as my existential, spiritual … [Read more...]