David Hayward – The Naked Pastor

David Hayward is the NakedPastor! After 30 years in the church, he left the ministry to pursue his passion for art. His work challenges the status quo, deconstructs dogma, and promotes critical thinking. Remind you of anyone? It should, because David’s art, his books, his blog, and his rabble rousing,...

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Saying it again for the first time

It’s no secret that I like to re-engage Bible stories in ways that might make them speak more meaningfully to our lives today. I think we need to constantly be doing that, sometimes over and over and even over again. How else will we find what’s true in the story,...

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Faith, Trust, and Imagination

One of the ways that I’m observing Lent is with an “Ash Wednesday to Easter in a Photo a Day” calendar. The idea is to visualize a word-a-day: one takes time to reflect on a word for the day and then take a photo that captures your thoughts about it....

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All the Colours of Lent

How’s your Lent going? I know, we’re just getting started. But it’s good to check in – when stepping out into the wilderness, the first step can be a pretty big one. The gospel story of Jesus going into the wilderness is the inspiration for the season of Lent. I...

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Lent: A Journey Through Covenants

Here’s “Lent: A Journey Through Covenants.” Lent is a time for reflection and introspection, considering our relationship with God, ourselves and each other. Join us as we explore the theme of “covenant” each week, with some creative ways to explore Lent for yourself and to explore yourself this Lent. Download...

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Part of the Story

The season of Epiphany ends this week with Transfiguration Sunday. We entered it with a shining star and we leave it with a shining star. The season of revealing is now followed by the season of introspection, of self-examination. Now that we’ve had a time of learning about how God...

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Here’s a Good Reminder

You deserve a break today. And if you can read that without thinking of the rest of the McDonald’s jingle, you’re probably really young. McDonald’s ran that as their tag line from 1970 to 2014, finally retiring it after forty-four years. Of course, it’s more than just a slogan, it’s...

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Time for Tears

I cry. Some who know me might find that hard to believe, but most likely not, I think. Probably too many moments noticing that I paused just a little too long while trying to share something emotional. There’s been a lot of crying lately. That there was cause, I wish...

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