Jeff

is creating a podcast, blog, books, videos, and a Religionless community

50

patrons
For 11 and a half years I worked full time as a pastor. During that time, I began to rediscover the concept of God, spirituality, religion, and everything in between, and found myself in a place of deconstruction that, honestly, was more than a little bit lonely. My questions forced me to rethink and overhaul my theological views on everything ranging from the nature of humanity, to the nature of God, to the nature of hell, and I eventually resigned my position, in order to speak, write, and author full time. 

Over the years I've noticed that so many are in this very same place, and while they are happy to leave behind old paradigms, and discover new ones, leaving behind the community they once experienced through church, can be extremely difficult. Some who are even still a part of local churches find themselves lacking in this area, as they've come to feel isolated because of their beliefs. Religionless is an attempt at speaking directly to this need.

You may no longer hold to certain evangelical beliefs, or you may just be questioning and deconstructing, or, you may have gone all they way, and left Christianity, religion, and God, behind altogether. Or none of these categories might describe you, and perhaps you're just seeking community, but are uncomfortable with traditional forms of church. Religionless is meant to be an online community where you fit in, belong, and are included, regardless of where you are on your journey. It is a safe place to ask your questions, vent your frustrations, tell your story, and just be the authentic, religionless you that you are. Yes, we will still be coming at things from the angle of a progressive, Jesus-centered Christianity, but everyone from the atheist, to the agnostic, to the fundamentalist is invited. So long as we all play nice. 

We will be launching a podcast, and putting out videos, all aimed at speaking to those who are in this place, but perhaps most importantly, we will be creating an online community via Facebook, where you can have real conversation, with real people, about real issues. I will be sharing audio, video (pre-recorded and live), interviews, and articles in this group, that I will not be sharing anywhere else, all with the intention of helping you journey the religionless journey, and experience Jesus in the context of authentic community.

I do need your help to get it done, though. I will not be charging any fees to be a part of this group, or to view, listen to, or read the content. I want to keep it free, to ensure as wide an audience as possible is able to get in on it. That said, in order to do this well, and have it be up to the standards I want it to be up to, it's going to require a lot of time on my part. I work a full time "secular" job, at present, in addition to the writing, travelling and speaking I do. I would love to be able to devote my full time to overseeing this community, however, and to be constantly putting out the sort of content those on this journey desperately need. If you would consider becoming a monthly patron, it would help to put us one step closer to making that a reality! I know it's a long shot, but if we could reach our goal of $2,500 a month, we could do this with zero problems.

Thank you so much for your generosity, your support, and just for being plain awesome. I love you all, and can't wait to walk the Religionless path with you!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
For $1 a month, you will receive my eternal gratitude! Additionally, you'll receive a monthly, Patreon supporters only email newsletter, in which I'll keep you up to date on what we're doing that month, give book recommendations and reviews, and highlight artists, authors, writers, bloggers, YouTubers, etc., whose work reflects the values of Religionless, and that I think would help you on your own journey!
Pledge $3 or more per month
For $3 a month you'll receive my eternal gratitude, the aforementioned monthly newsletter, and a personal shout out on the podcast when it launches!
Pledge $5 or more per month
For $5 a month you'll receive all of the previously mentioned reward, and a digital copy of my first book, Saints in the Arms of a Happy God!
Pledge $15 or more per month
For $15 a month you'll receive all previous rewards, plus access via dropbox to a library of 30+ hours of talks and messages I've given over the years!
Pledge $25 or more per month
All previous reward, plus access to a once a month live Q&A session via google hangouts. You send in the questions, and I'll do my best to answer/respond. (I may offer it in written form, depending on what works best for that particular month.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
All previous rewards plus a limited edition, Religionless T-Shirt!
Pledge $100 or more per month
All previous rewards, but instead of a T-Shirt, you'll receive a limited edition, Religionless pullover hoodie!
Pledge $250 or more per month
All previous rewards, only you'll receive both the hoodie and the T-Shirt, and a signed copy of my new book, The Atheistic Theist!
Pledge $500 or more per month
Firstly, wow...Thank you!

Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards, plus free access to all Religionless conferences and events!
For 11 and a half years I worked full time as a pastor. During that time, I began to rediscover the concept of God, spirituality, religion, and everything in between, and found myself in a place of deconstruction that, honestly, was more than a little bit lonely. My questions forced me to rethink and overhaul my theological views on everything ranging from the nature of humanity, to the nature of God, to the nature of hell, and I eventually resigned my position, in order to speak, write, and author full time. 

Over the years I've noticed that so many are in this very same place, and while they are happy to leave behind old paradigms, and discover new ones, leaving behind the community they once experienced through church, can be extremely difficult. Some who are even still a part of local churches find themselves lacking in this area, as they've come to feel isolated because of their beliefs. Religionless is an attempt at speaking directly to this need.

You may no longer hold to certain evangelical beliefs, or you may just be questioning and deconstructing, or, you may have gone all they way, and left Christianity, religion, and God, behind altogether. Or none of these categories might describe you, and perhaps you're just seeking community, but are uncomfortable with traditional forms of church. Religionless is meant to be an online community where you fit in, belong, and are included, regardless of where you are on your journey. It is a safe place to ask your questions, vent your frustrations, tell your story, and just be the authentic, religionless you that you are. Yes, we will still be coming at things from the angle of a progressive, Jesus-centered Christianity, but everyone from the atheist, to the agnostic, to the fundamentalist is invited. So long as we all play nice. 

We will be launching a podcast, and putting out videos, all aimed at speaking to those who are in this place, but perhaps most importantly, we will be creating an online community via Facebook, where you can have real conversation, with real people, about real issues. I will be sharing audio, video (pre-recorded and live), interviews, and articles in this group, that I will not be sharing anywhere else, all with the intention of helping you journey the religionless journey, and experience Jesus in the context of authentic community.

I do need your help to get it done, though. I will not be charging any fees to be a part of this group, or to view, listen to, or read the content. I want to keep it free, to ensure as wide an audience as possible is able to get in on it. That said, in order to do this well, and have it be up to the standards I want it to be up to, it's going to require a lot of time on my part. I work a full time "secular" job, at present, in addition to the writing, travelling and speaking I do. I would love to be able to devote my full time to overseeing this community, however, and to be constantly putting out the sort of content those on this journey desperately need. If you would consider becoming a monthly patron, it would help to put us one step closer to making that a reality! I know it's a long shot, but if we could reach our goal of $2,500 a month, we could do this with zero problems.

Thank you so much for your generosity, your support, and just for being plain awesome. I love you all, and can't wait to walk the Religionless path with you!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
For $1 a month, you will receive my eternal gratitude! Additionally, you'll receive a monthly, Patreon supporters only email newsletter, in which I'll keep you up to date on what we're doing that month, give book recommendations and reviews, and highlight artists, authors, writers, bloggers, YouTubers, etc., whose work reflects the values of Religionless, and that I think would help you on your own journey!
Pledge $3 or more per month
For $3 a month you'll receive my eternal gratitude, the aforementioned monthly newsletter, and a personal shout out on the podcast when it launches!
Pledge $5 or more per month
For $5 a month you'll receive all of the previously mentioned reward, and a digital copy of my first book, Saints in the Arms of a Happy God!
Pledge $15 or more per month
For $15 a month you'll receive all previous rewards, plus access via dropbox to a library of 30+ hours of talks and messages I've given over the years!
Pledge $25 or more per month
All previous reward, plus access to a once a month live Q&A session via google hangouts. You send in the questions, and I'll do my best to answer/respond. (I may offer it in written form, depending on what works best for that particular month.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
All previous rewards plus a limited edition, Religionless T-Shirt!
Pledge $100 or more per month
All previous rewards, but instead of a T-Shirt, you'll receive a limited edition, Religionless pullover hoodie!
Pledge $250 or more per month
All previous rewards, only you'll receive both the hoodie and the T-Shirt, and a signed copy of my new book, The Atheistic Theist!
Pledge $500 or more per month
Firstly, wow...Thank you!

Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards, plus free access to all Religionless conferences and events!