Marilyn Manson, the Zombie Apocalypse, and why being saved won’t save you


Whether you are relatively new to my blog or been following it for years, below is a menu of several posts of interest that I have gathered together and linked below.


1. Seeing Jesus in new ways, outside the box of religion:

15 things Jesus didn’t say

15 things Jesus DID say

Jesus was not a bible teacher

The difference between religion and Jesus

Jesus cannot be defined in terms of religion, not even the Christian one

His name was Jesus Christ (well, not exactly) 

Why getting saved won’t change you


2. Questions related to shedding religion

From Christian to Atheist (and other good questions)

Jim, do you pray?

Solving the dilemma of “Christians” and “non-Christians”

Are you a Gnostic, and is that bad? 

Dear Jim, why am I still screwed up? 

Letters from leavers (what people are sharing from the front-lines of shedding religion)

Is it okay to be sick? Do I lack the faith to be healed?

Is institutional Christianity the Stockholm Syndrome?

Depression is not a spiritual problem 

5 things spirituality isn’t 

Codependent to God

14 Factors that influence what one comes up with in the Bible

The myth of God’s blessing

3 things religious leaders say to scare and control you

The three most misinterpreted words in the Bible 

The false notion of being born again


3. Spiritual reconstruction and rebuilding

You own somebody. You!

What “spiritual” is… is up to you

20 ways to deepen your spirituality

16 things people report about their shedding religion journey

Step One: Self-ownership

15 ways to start a revolution 

God’s love is not a reaction

Making peace with your religious past

Have the courage to be you 

You are my hero

Life sucks and then you live

20 really good ideas, whatever you believe about God


4. Special topics

Zombie Apocalypse

Marilyn Manson

Domestic Violence

Spirituality and Mental Illness


Les Misérables


The Selfie Generation

Parenting Teens

New Age Teachings


5. Jim’s books

Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you) 

Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint-by-Number Christianity 

Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Live Your Life (whoever and wherever you are)

Notes from (Over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End your Suffering 



Latest Comments

  1. Brooks McCalley says:

    Hi jim. I really love your posts and your books. Will you be doing another online group anytime soon? Just wondering, have you ever heard of Martin Zender or read any of his stuff?

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. peggyfromoregon says:

    I like this format Jim! It makes locating a topic a lot easier.

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