Ryan Thomas Neace

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About Ryan Thomas Neace

A few years ago it dawned on me how dizzying participation in American, Christian religion, spirituality, and church could be.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that some things were drastically, unequivocally, and fatally wrong.  So I started blogging at ryanthomasneace.com.

Fr. Henri Nouwen once remarked that "...anyone trying to live a spiritual life will soon discover that the most personal is the most universal, the most hidden is the most public, and the most solitary is the most communal. What we live in the most intimate places of our beings is not just for us but for all people. That is why our inner lives are lives for others. That is why our solitude is a gift to our community, and that is why our most secret thoughts affect our common life."

Sharing from my heart and in a spirit of authenticity and vulnerability is often difficult, but this is my heart and purpose in blogging - that in sharing my own story my readers will feel more free to share their own, and to know that they're not alone, in spite of some voices within Christian culture that seek to make us outcasts because we think some things don't fit.

If the stuff I write about means something to you or has impacted you in some way,  I'm so glad!

I'd be immensely grateful for any support you could offer.   Writing and maintaining a blog takes an inordinate amount of time and energy.  While I love doing it, someone also has to keep the lights on and the mouths fed in my home!

By donating, you're helping more than you know.  People often assume that because I have some things to say I'm handsomely paid, but it just ain't true.  When you give, you're helping me clear away more time in my schedule to write about stuff that matters.

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