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19 Oct The REAL REASONS Why I Don’t Go to Church Anymore

 

So where do you go to church?

 

If you’re a Christian, you’ve probably been asked this question a million times because it’s part of the everyday Christian lingo. In fact, for a lot of people, it seems like both “going to church” and “being a Christian” go hand-in-hand.

 

But I’ve also heard a lot of Christians say that “we are the church”?

 

So which is it?

 

Is “church” a place you go to?
Or is “church” … people?

 

Check out my latest video.

 

Isn’t it interesting that the place many religious folks call a “spiritual hospital” (church) for the “spiritually sick,” usually ends up being a place where everyone looks healthy? So instead of being a place where we can “be ourselves,” the church usually ends up being a place where we pretend everything is okay.

(So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion)

 

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19 Oct 12 Questions for Joshua Tongol – Ready…Go!!

 

Hey folks, not too long ago I was interviewed in Santa Barbara by a ministry called The Golden Lampstand.

 

I hope it gives food for thought and encouragement to those who can relate with what I share.

 

The Golden Lampstand Production presents: “The Truth Revealed” Series

 

Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

 

An honest, straight-from-the-heart interview with Joshua Tongol.
(author “So You Thought You Knew” and international speaker)

 

1) What is the gospel?
2) How important is questioning?
3) What’s the problem with religion in general?
4) What are your thoughts about church?
5) What would you say to those struggling with their faith?
6) What’s a big division in the church?
7) How can unity come back into the church?
8) What would you like people to remember you and your wife for?
9) You say/use the quote gesture often when you speak. Why?
10) What helped you get out of the fear-based relationship with God?
11) Why did you start writing? And tell us about your projects.
12) Final thoughts?

 

Edited by: Ricardo Perez
Background music: “Without Limits” by Ross Bugden
Golden Lampstand channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClplvYbMZYEiPJh-NO3duXg

 

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16 Oct Santa Barbara – Questions, Challenges, and Being Stretched

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Remy and I had an awesome time in Santa Barbara over the past few days. I was able to share and answer questions, spend time with a community, and even do an interview for an online ministry called The Golden Lampstand.

 

As for my speaking engagement, the audience/community was a pretty mixed group when it came to the people’s theological backgrounds. So, of course, there were different reactions to what I shared. But overall, it was a great experience for me.

 

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On our last night, before Remy and left to go home, one of the guys who heard me speak thanked me and said, “Usually when we have a guest speaker we don’t ever get together [as a community] and talk about it. But after you spoke we did. It stirred something up.” Those words meant a lot to me.

 

Folks, my heart is for people to discuss important religious doctrines which have definitely affected people’s lives–especially the ones which have seemed to hurt people more than help them. I encourage people to respect others with where they’re at on their journey, but to also be honest with where they’re at as well.

 

Can we openly share our hearts, questions, and doubts?

 

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Anyway, we appreciate the hours and hours of conversations we had over the past few days–especially the ones when people openly shared their struggles. Thanks for trusting us.

 

And thanks to Melissa and Ricardo Perez for hosting us. But most of all, we cherish your guys’ friendship. You two are awesome!

 

Let’s keep the conversations going.

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28 Feb Paperback of SYTYK is Out! – The Story Behind the Book

 

Get Josh’s #1 bestselling book “So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion”:

 

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I3TTXPI

 

Well, here it is! “So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion” is finally released in paperback!

 

The release of the Kindle version was a huge success. Remy and I just want to thank everyone for all the support and for helping us spread the word.

 

Get yourself a copy today!

 

The design–both interior and exterior–is fantastic! To see more of the designer’s work, check it out here:

 

http://cargocollective.com/brotherteresa

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01 May aplacetotalk Podcast 2013 – A Chat with Joshua Tongol and Josh McDowell

 

Visit: http://aplacetotalk.net/weeklytalks/

 

From Josh McDowell’s podcast description: I’m blessed to get to talk to people like Joshua Tongol! I saw his first name and just decided to give him a call on the off chance that we would have similar hearts, and what do you know — WE DO!

 

Just kidding, I saw a few of Joshua’s You Tube videos and I felt certain that I would love to hear from him and I did.

 

As I heard Joshua’s story (there are many interesting and unique parts) I felt like I was hearing my story in a parallel universe. Our stories are unique, but we’re clearly talking to the same Father!

 

I hope you enjoy this chat!

 

Please visit Joshua’s website and support him anyway God leads you to!

 

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25 Jan The REAL Reasons Why People Don’t Go to Church

 

Are you tired of “going” to church?
Sick of superficial, ministry-based-only friendships?
Bored of passively listening to sermons at a service?
Are you looking for something more?

 

How does the New Testament describe the body of Christ?
Let this audio be a challenge and encouragement to those who attend (or have left) institutional churches.

 

Listen to what it means to BE THE CHURCH.

 

SUBSCRIBE to his iTunes for more SERMONS and SERMON JAMS.

 

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