Jeremy Myers is a blogger, author, and podcaster at RedeemingGod.com. Jeremy shares how he moved from megachurch pastor wannabe through abandonment and depression to find life in Jesus anew. That period of spiritual darkness stripped away many beliefs, friends, and practices that Jeremy was putting trust in until he was free. Finally, Jeremy found that while Jesus seemed to be far away, he wasn’t really (listen to the heart rock story for that). Jeremy’s story is one that proves God is there in our darkest hours and that even when we think we are abandoning him, we might be moving away from religion and closer to personal relationship.
Please listen and share with a friend!
Stories Jeremy shared:
- Growing up in a Christian home as a pastor’s kid
- When his friend died in a hiking accident and how that changed his life’s direction
- His education at Moody, Denver Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary
- Getting fired from a job because of changing theological beliefs
- The depression that came after “the rug was pulled out from under” him
- Why he and his wife left church and stopped doing devotions
- How they began to find Jesus everywhere (including heart rocks)
- His books and online discipleship program (see links below)
Great quotes from Jeremy:
Why are these non-Christian neighbors who I’ve only known for two years more like Christ to me?
The safest thing for us is to stop praying and then maybe good things will come our way.
When we stopped depending on that Sunday morning experience…Jesus became more real to us than ever before.
Resources Jeremy mentioned:
- The Heretic in Me blog post by Jeremy
- Jeremy’s online discipleship program
- Jeremy’s books including Nothing But the Blood of Jesus and The Atonement of God
- The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion by N.T. Wright (Amazon affiliate link which sends a small commission my way if you use it)
- Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You by John Eldredge (Amazon affiliate link which sends a small commission my way if you use it)
- Douglas Groothuis and Walking Through Twilight
“Happened” on your website when researching the foolish quote “love the sinner hate the sin” and I absolutely love your heart, your approach. I am a mother of 11, 49 yrs old, 31 yrs in Christ out of Catholicism (much of it in the bondage of fundamentalism…the GARBC) and am renewedly BACK in that freedom in Christ from my initial first 7ish yrs in Christ before I married a narcissist…after milling around a bit more on your site (read the one on punishment) I am sooooo excited to look into your writings. As well I am now in a lifetime partnership with a woman which has my blood relations and fundamentalist former fellow church members in an uproar. So your comment about LGBTQ people being the primary focus of “hated sin” really caught me because I see that too. It reminds me of the Scarlet Letter…and the negativity and judgementalism, self righteous, holier than thou of most of my relatives (I am the youngest of 14 and 12 of us got saved all around the same time) really stands out now that I am “out” and OUT of that virtually cultic form of Christianity. I can so relate to the little bit of your journey out of religion and into the freedom in Christ. Love to you for all you are doing, and love to you as your TRUE sister in Christ, Jeremy!!! Thank you for doing this.
P.s. please remove my last name from that previous comment.