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The Writings of Jim Gordon, a Follower of the Way - Living with God Outside the Walls of Religion
Oh No…Am I Woke?
2023-03-15 15:00
by Michael Donahoe I hear this term often these days, so I finally decided to look up the definition and see exactly what it meant. It seems we hear it mainly as a negative thing, yet… Read More
2023-03-05 15:29
By Mike Edwards We must respect the opinions of rational people whether the topic is religion, science, or politics. It is not easy to discern people’s motives for shutting down discus… Read More
Which Covenant Do We Follow 
2023-02-08 15:00
by Jim Gordon Did Jesus teach from the Old Covenant? Was the birth of Christ the beginning of the New Covenant? When does the Old Covenant end and the New Covenant begin? To be clear,&nbs&hell…Read More
2023-01-29 13:54
By Mike Edwards Why Doesn’t God Stop More Suffering? What Really Is “Truth” About Science Or God? Lies About God! Does God Promise Heaven Or Hell Or What? How The Heck D… Read More
Was Jesus A Christian? 
2023-01-25 15:00
by Jim Gordon Let’s just say this right off, Jesus was not a Christian. Also, Jesus was not white, nor American, nor a Republican.  Here in the United States, when we think… Read More
Be Concerned For Others
2023-01-11 15:00
by Jim Gordon In today’s world, it seems everyone has the ‘I’m number one’ attitude. We are all interested in what is best for us, what makes us happy, how to be m… Read More
Last Post For 2022
2022-12-30 15:00
by Jim Gordon Here we are at the end of another year. It can be a time of sadness in some cases, but usually it is a time of excitement and anticipation for a new beginning. The past h… Read More
Inclusion Is Not A Bad Word
2022-12-20 16:00
by Michael Donahoe Have you noticed how many people seem to only include their preferred group? They only include people who think like them, have similar interests and likes. If you thin… Read More
Discrimination Against Women
2022-12-15 15:00
by Michael Donahoe It is hard to believe we still need to mention this issue. Women deserve equal treatment and equal rights just like any other human being. It is hard to believe that on… Read More
Jesus Said To Love One Another
2022-12-08 15:00
by Michael Donahoe Why is it many of us who call ourselves Christians spend more time defending our beliefs rather than enjoying time spent with others? Often, we do it not only to non-be… Read More
Why The Hatred Towards LGBTQ
2022-11-30 15:00
by Michael Donahoe As I was thinking about the terrible tragedy recently at Club Q, and the similar tragedy a few years ago at the Pulse Nigh Club, I wondered why such horrible treatment… Read More
As Christians Is It Wrong To Doubt
2022-11-16 15:00
by Jim Gordon If you grew up in church, have you ever thought about the idea that maybe we were told some wrong things and taught some wrong interpretations? Maybe some of the doctrines w… Read More
2022-11-06 12:33
Some suggest God doesn’t cause suffering, but allows it to bring about a greater good. The problem is that greater good doesn’t always come about. A surgeon may have to break ope… Read More
Politics And The Church
2022-11-03 16:30
by Jim Gordon We are nearing another election season here in the USA. Each time election time comes around, I get aggravated seeing churches endorse candidates and allow politicians… Read More
Be At Peace With All Men….Really?
2022-10-21 14:00
by Jim Gordon Romans 12:18 – If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. That almost sounds like an impossibility in our world today. To be at peace with all… Read More
Waiting For The Kingdom Of God
2022-10-13 14:00
by Jim Gordon Many of us who went to church have been told about the Kingdom of God. Mostly, we think it is a place somewhere in the sky, far, far away from us at this point. We think tha… Read More
2022-10-02 13:24
By Mike Edwards One may expect since I am writing a blog with a spiritual slant, that I might suggest our greatest problem is lack of belief in God. I am not convinced. Belief in God didn&rs&hell…Read More
This Is My Church History
2022-10-01 14:00
Does it Sound Familiar? (Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash)by Jim Gordon When I think back over my life within the church, I realized that I have been involved in chur… Read More
Following Jesus Apart From Religion
2022-09-22 14:15
by Jim Gordon Those of us who are living outside the walls of religion and institutional church have found a freedom we sometimes cannot explain. At least we cannot explain it in a way th… Read More
2022-09-18 14:44
By Mike Edwards A majority of people believe in God, but may not have a closer relationship with God because what they believe about God. No one can be certain what an invisible, inaudible G… Read More
We All Think We Are Right
2022-09-14 14:00
And Everyone Else is Wrongby Jim Gordon If you are around a lot of people or are on social media very often, you will see many people are ready to argue in order to prove their way of thi… Read More
Is God Pissed At You For Being A Sinner?
2022-09-11 13:49
By Mike Edwards Do you not give a damn how others feel or how your actions impact others? Color me God then. You are a wretched soul and your behaviors disgust me. I doubt though that is you… Read More
The Hazards Of Social Media
2022-09-07 14:00
by Jim Gordon Over the past few months, I have watched with displeasure the discussions and comments on social media. The interaction among people seems to be taking a turn that is more d… Read More
Political Action Or Social Action
2022-08-31 14:30
by Michael Donahoe We seem to see more and more Christian people taking up political action causes. It seems politics and the church are becoming more involved together, and the separatio… Read More
2022-08-28 15:13
By Mike Edwards I was listening to a recent new popular song that seeks to assure “God answers prayer.” Let’s be honest. More prayers are unanswered than answered. Bold pro… Read More
Should I Call Myself A Christian?
2022-08-25 14:00
by Jim Gordon With all the changes happening in Christianity these days, such as Christian Nationalism, exclusion of those who are LGBTQ, seeing the separation of church and state slowly… Read More
The House Of GodThe Certainty Of Heaven
2022-08-18 15:00
by Michael Donahoe Growing up in church and the Christian world, I always felt I had some fairly important facts figured out about God. I always thought that what I was taught in church w… Read More
Prayer In Public Schools
2022-08-10 14:00
It never was removed by Michael Donahoe Prayer in our public schools can be a popular topic among some Christian people. They will blame many problems on the issue of prayer in public… Read More
2022-07-31 11:48
These last few weeks I have posted why I believe it is best to assume the entire Bible is not inspired by God. I addressed several questions one might raise if arguing the Bible isn’t… Read More
To Witness
2022-07-27 14:00
Or Not To Witness by Jim Gordon Growing up in the church, I know we are taught to be a witness for Christ. It seems we are made to feel we have to use every opportunity to tell others… Read More
What Is Missing In Our World Today?
2022-07-14 14:00
by Jim Gordon It seems that our world is fast becoming devoid of people who want to work together for the good of others. What is missing in our world today? The same thing that is missin… Read More
Cut From The Vine
2022-07-06 14:00
by Jim Gordon While trimming some flowers in our backyard, I accidentally cut a new bloom that had just come out. I tried to replant the root and watered it good, but I noticed within hal… Read More
2022-06-26 13:26
By Mike Edwards I’m no expert but one who is anxious for others to avoid my failures. I can assure you my marriage hasn’t lasted 40 years so far as of today because I am some sai… Read More
Treating Others Equally
2022-06-24 14:00
by Jim Gordon When thinking about all that is going on in the world today, one main issue is about gay and transgender rights and equality. It is obvious that those who are LGBTQ are bein… Read More
2022-05-29 12:46
By Mike Edwards If Post too long, read the bold subtitle sections of interest I post often about the Bible. I have written a short Booklet: Rethinking The Bible – Is The Bible Really I… Read More
2022-05-22 13:18
By Mike Edwards We can only speculate what happens after death, but it makes sense to explore if God gave the biblical writers special insights about the afterlife. That means talking about… Read More
The Bond Of Unity
2022-05-13 13:00
Our common focus is Jesus Colossians 3:14 — And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity by Jim Gordon With all the different thoughts, ideas, i… Read More
Be Loving In Your Actions
2022-04-29 14:00
by Jim Gordon In our world today there seems to be a lot of talk in the Christian world of standing up for our beliefs and doctrines. It seems we feel this is the best way to show our dev… Read More
We Are Spiritual
2022-04-20 14:00
but not Necessarily Religious by Jim Gordon There actually is a difference between being spiritual and being religious, although many people think of the two as being the same thing… Read More
2022-04-10 13:12
By Mike Edwards Would we really be better off if God communicated audibly or visibly? We still would have to make choices to do what God advises. Doing is more important than believing. You… Read More
Are We Controlled By The Holy Spirit?
2022-03-30 14:15
The Spirit Made Me Do It by Jim Gordon Many of us in the Christian world have had questions as to how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. Does the Spirit control us, speak to us, guide… Read More
Welcome To The Backyard Church.
2022-03-29 01:58
by Dan Foster The Backyard Church Community It has been over three years since I last went to church. For a kid who grew up going to church every week, twice a week, for the first 38 y… Read More
Be Loving And Accepting Of Others
2022-03-16 14:30
by Jim Gordon In our world today there seems to be a lot of talk in the Christian world of standing up for our beliefs, our doctrines and our rights. It seems we feel this is the bes… Read More
2022-03-13 13:05
By Mike Edwards Why can’t we have discussions with others about politics and religion when disagreeing? There are differences in the political and religious arena, but politicians and… Read More
Do We Live Under The Law?
2022-03-02 15:00
If So, We Live Under A Curse by Jim Gordon Many Christians today seem to live in two different worlds. Not only the spiritual world and the earthly world, but the Old Covenant and… Read More
2022-02-27 14:45
By Mike Edwards I have never been a great prayer. But early in my relationship with God at least I would sometimes get on my knees or get in a quiet place to avoid distractions. I knew peopl… Read More
Inclusion Is Not A Bad Thing
2022-02-23 15:00
by Jim Gordon Why does the word inclusion make so many of us Christian people cringe? We often want to only include our preferred group. People who think like us and have faith lik… Read More
Believers And Church Attendance
2022-02-16 15:15
by Jim Gordon I remember when I was young, I was in a church service just about any time the doors were open. My whole spiritual life depended on whether I was at church or not. If I… Read More
Is It Wrong To Question Things About God?
2022-02-09 15:45
by Jim Gordon As I move through life outside the walls of religion, I have found myself being more comfortable with questions about God. Do you do that too? Growing up in the churc… Read More
2022-02-06 14:13
By Mike Edwards The Good News couldn’t be about escaping a fiery, torturous God if such a hell isn’t biblical. What do the Gospels claim the Good News about God is? What Really I… Read More
My Way Is Right
2022-02-02 15:00
and Everyone Else is Confused by Jim Gordon For those of us who attended church for any amount of time, we find that there are often people who are acting and responding in ways that a… Read More
2022-01-30 14:28
By Mike Edwards Reliable God followers speak of God guiding us. I am not talking about “God guarantees you prosperity” types who are living off your funds. The Bible does say tha… Read More
When Will God Show Up?
2022-01-26 15:10
by Jim Gordon Those of us who were brought up in church were taught from an early age that God is up there in heaven somewhere, looking down on us who live here on earth. When we would… Read More
2022-01-23 14:33
By Mike Edwards “Lies” is a strong word because I readily admit no one can prove what an invisible, inaudibly God is truly like. I am reacting to those who claim they know the &l&hell…Read More
SINse Of Humor
2022-01-22 21:14
by Jordan Hathcock Awkward church moments – aren’t they the best? I was around 14-years-old, passing the sacrament at my L.D.S. Ward, laughing with my friends in front of the… Read More

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