Freebie Friday: “includer” print

Freebie Friday: “includer” print July 6, 2012

Jesus is an includer art drawing by nakedpastor david hayward

Today I’m giving away a fine art print of one of my drawing, “includer“. This is the offense of Jesus: not that he was tolerant (because we see with some he was not); not that he was a good man (because we see that many considered him a dangerous, sinful heretic); not that he was wise (because we see that many thought him a fool, including his own followers); and not that he was a miracle worker (because we see that many considered him a fraud and sorcerer). No. What was so offensive about Jesus?: that he was an includer!

Acquire the original drawing! Or, maybe you just want to go ahead and buy a print of this drawing. (My 30% OFF sale is still on through the weekend. Just type “livefree” in the coupon code box for your discount!)

For your chance to win, all you have to do is:
1. leave a comment on this post. Anything… even just a “hi”. And you can be anonymous too if you want.
2. you must sign up for my newsletter

Sorry, but I won’t be responding to comments. Don’t take it personally. I appreciate every one of you. But my comments would mess up the draw.

That’s it. Only one comment per person. It is a draw. So I will end entries at midnight tonight my time (Atlantic Time… an hour east of Eastern Time). No, I don’t live in the ocean. I’m in Eastern Canada, if you’re wondering. I’ll draw the name tomorrow and announce it then.

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  • Heidi Durham


  • Allan Reeve

    Love the image, love the includer

  • Awesome photo. I am originally from Plaster Rock, NB. Now in Oshawa, ON.

  • the expression in his eyes reminds me that he calls us to be includers like him

  • Marko Myllyniemi

    Love it!

  • Rachel

    Beautiful work. Would love to hang something like this in my office someday (if I ever get a job)!

  • Jared Littleton

    I like this

  • Gary

    Terrific David…as always.

  • Larry

    I would love to hang this in my office which is also my home, studio and laboratory

  • Teresa

    This says so many things to me- love it

  • Rick

    the word includer is one of the best words I have every heard to describe Jesus.

  • Chris P

    Inclusivist Jesus ๐Ÿ˜€

  • marnie

    This is one of my favorite drawings of yours .thanks for the chance to win it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yes…of course Jesus forgives gays.

    But He doesn’t advocate their lifestyle or the lifestyle’s of any other sinner whom He loves and forgives.

    But we want what we want. And we won’t let anyone put any bounds on our behavior. None. It’s all about ‘me’.

  • Rich Simmons

    Love the print, but I love your comment even more. It’s a great reminder that when I’m getting those “glances” indicate similar thoughts by others when I share my perspective, that I’m in THE best of company.

  • Brian

    Very cool.

  • Elisabeth White

    This is one of my all time favourites of yours David… and I have a few… ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  • Catherine

    I find yur art work to be a heart tugger and brain strain. It tugs at my heart to open up and let more of “me” out and more of the Creator in.
    It strains my brain in ways that i moves it to grow to think to be still and listen.
    Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents!

  • Thanks for sharing your gifts as you do and benefiting our world with your art. Peace and all the best.

  • Chris Agne

    Awesome pic!

  • woot!

  • Love it.

  • Aaron

    Is Jesus wearing a fabric made out of multiple materials in this photo??

    My all time favorite one of yours, btw.

  • John Perkins

    Thanks for the inspiration David !

  • Harold Hughes

    Awesome. I would LOVE to own this as a person battling the United Methodist Church for inclusion.

  • Kathleen Doerr

    I enjoy your work tremendously!

  • Byrl Shaver

    Great print!

  • Adam O

    I love this piece!

  • Melinda Zobel

    This is beautiful!

  • Yep

  • Brenda

    I love the deep, mysterious eyes…

  • Include me Jesus!

  • Amber

    totally like this picture,

  • Leanne

    This is wonderful!

  • jess

    I want to feel included.

  • Beautiful

  • william seabrooke


  • Chris

    I think it’s great

  • April Eisenman

    Thank you for the work you are doing!

  • Nora Nell Hamburge

    Beautiful idea and drawing!

  • Uwe

    Nice work. Wish I could win that one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jared King

    I’ll take this one, David ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d love to hang this in my home.

  • Love it!

  • Alaina Garman

    Now THAT’S my Jesus! Very good rendering of what I’ve always felt in my heart.

  • Katie


  • SkipInCA

    Let’s hope my luck improves! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • A Different Michelle

    Yes, PLEASE. This would be perfect on my newly purple office walls. Along with my certificate of ordination from an online religious organization that promotes the idea of the priesthood of all believers. (Did I mention that my office is temporarily our guest bedroom, as well, and these two pieces on the wall could generate some interesting conversation? If, that is, the guests in mind were inclined to ask questions. Which does not usually seem to be the case.)

    But then again, this is the EASY part for me. Inclusion of the legalistic folks (as is clear in the paragraph above, even) is difficult. I still want this piece, though. Love it. Thank you for the chance… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am already signed up for your newsletter.

  • I love this piece.

    Also I love the irony of Steve not being able to resist making one of his ridiculous quips on your contest thread where it can’t be discussed properly and in the same breath talking about how people have to make everything about them. Made me chuckle ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bryan

    Oh my gosh!! I would really, really, really, really, love to win this one.

    Thanks for all your work and words.


  • LOVE your stuff. I got introduced to it from a friend on FB.

  • Patrick R. Mahoney

    Wonderful picture. I like the description almost as much!

  • Love this! As do the priests sitting next to me.

  • Elaine Groppenbacher

    Love it! Am already signed up for your daily email! Thank you.

  • Brennan


  • Heidi Douthwright

    What a great picture, and like Patrick R. Mahoney…I like the description as well!

  • nomes

    i really love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  • David McClain

    What an awesome picture and what a perfect title! Thank you for standing up for gay people like me and helping us feel like we have a place.

  • Yay!

  • Hello!!

  • Kathy

    Love your work! Can’t buy right now but love looking at all your art – we’re on a similar journey living outside ‘the box’ I call it. Like to encourage u!! Thank you very much. We live in Melbourne australia Cheers!

  • maia

    Amen, brother, that is the truth.

  • Arthur Frymyer

    Include me!

  • Tamara

    This is just beautiful. And your description, perfect.

  • Mary Ellen

    David, that is beautiful…

  • Keri Reich

    Inclusion not Exclusion. I think there are some people who get the two confused. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hi! I love the picture!

  • Mike Straw

    That’s a pretty awesome concept. Never quite looked at it that way, but the picture would make a great conversation starter to enlighten others!

  • Nathan

    Still seems pretty white to me, though…

  • gary stensland

    wonderful image, looking forward to seeing more.

  • Brian Pettice


  • This is beautiful! Thank you so much! Susan Nowlin

  • Floyd Miller

    I like the term, “includer”. Because He really was, as well as His disciples who spread His word outside the Jewish people (and Philip baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch). Jesus healed the centurian’s daughter, drank with sinners and publicans and tax collectors, and even worked on the Sabbath, not to mention saved the lives of prostitutes.

  • Hope “Danie” jones

    I love it I looking for a church that stressed the parts of Jesus’ message that well Jesus stressed.

  • I love the picture and the concept. The church has far to go to become the “includer”…and that is very sad.

  • Emily


  • Robert


  • Obliged.

    ps I’m an Icon painter myself, but I would be pleased to own a copy of this Christ. blessings.

  • I just recently learned that the depictions of halos in art during early eras were actually representations of auras – colors of energy – around the heads of those spiritually blessed. It’s cool to see this as also symbolic of all the different types of love, as energy, radiating from within him.

  • Hi Heidi Douthwright! You’re the winner. Please email me your mailing address so I can ship it to you. Congratulations!! (email: haywardart at gmail dot com

  • Heidi Douthwright

    I am so honored to have won this print. Thank you so much. I really do love it.

  • chuck atkins

    white light is the sum of all color wave lengths.

  • Scott

    Hi – great picture!

  • I know I am way too late, but I love this… Keep up the good work.

  • hi tommy. thanks. there are prints available for purchase.