Friday, April 9, 2010

The Naked Pastor.

It was with a bit of sadness for me that the "Naked Pastor" David Hayward announced on his blog that he is no longer pastoring a church.

I’ve left the professional ministry. I was ordained 25 years ago. I was a student minister before that. It has been a long hard haul. But I’ve gradually come to the realization that I can no longer work inside of the system. I no longer seem to fit within the institution.

The reasons I'm sad is that David is one of the few really alternate voices within the Vineyard denomination. While I had given up on the denomination, he was a voice which gave me hope. 
Anyway it will be interesting in following him where the next part of his journey leads. It will be rather exciting!