• Have coffee with Jim / Skype chat Sunday morning

    This Sunday, November 8, from 11am to 12:30pm CST, I am hosting a Coffee with Jim Skype chat. Those registered for the call will be able to send me in advance topics they would like me to address in the conversation. Bring your coffee and your curiosity, your thoughts and questions, your sense of humor, and… Continue Reading

  • Whatever satisfies the soul is truth

    Walt Whitman wrote, “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” The religious mindset cannot accept this, and pits satisfaction and holiness against each other. We are taught self-denial where pleasure is viewed as a temptation, distraction or trap. But Whitman is right. The soul is satisfied by true peace, liberation, joy, belonging, oneness, beauty and love.… Continue Reading

  • Shedding religion… five books later

    After walking away from organized religion and professional ministry, I began chronicling my spiritual journey in 2006. The first book was Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you). This book is especially useful for the person who is seeing in spades that the “Christian” mentalities and views they’ve… Continue Reading

  • Integrity = Authenticity

    Consider a new way of thinking about “integrity.” What I mean by “integrity” is not about good or bad, or right or wrong, or what you should or should not do. The integrity I am referring to is about being in tune and aligned with your authentic and highest self. This kind of integrity begins… Continue Reading