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Unmasking Spiritual Abuse with NakedPastor David Hayward
Episode 827th September 2023 • Touchy Subjects Podcast • Erin Billings
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In this episode of the Touchy Subjects Podcast, Erin Billings engages in a thought-provoking conversation with David Hayward, also known as Naked Pastor, shedding light on the crucial topic of spiritual abuse within religious institutions. David shares his journey from being a pastor for three decades to becoming a full-time artist and community leader, emphasizing the importance of transparency within the Church.

We Discussed:

  • What Spiritual Abuse is and what it looks like
  • The red flags of Spiritual Abuse
  • Deconstructing after Spiritual Abuse
  • How to report Spiritual Abuse
  • Accountability in the Church

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About our Guest:

David Hayward served the church for about 30 years, then left the ministry in 2010.

He’s been running the nakedpastor blog since 2005 where he posts his provocative cartoons and articles, as well as his artwork.

He launched an online community called The Lasting Supper, a place for people to change without being judged or instructed, and where they can learn to become spiritually independent.

He’s been cartooning, making art, writing, and speaking around his core passions: personal authentic freedom, the power to change our own lives, community, and the creative spirit to make our world a better place.

He and his wife live in eastern Canada. They have three adult children.

Connect with NakedPastor David Hayward:


Instagram: @nakedpastor