April 11, 2019

Leaving Religion, Finding Ekklesia: A Conversation With Rocky Glenn and Jim Gordon

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Welcome to episode 12 of the UnSunday Show! I caught two of my friends at a weak moment and they both agreed to come on the show and talk with me about their individual journeys out of the institutional church. My conversation with Rocky Glenn and Jim Gordon centered around their reasons for leaving that religious environment, their experiences along the way, and what community looks like now, apart from religious influence and obligation.
 Jim and Rocky's stories are indicative of millions who've left the institutional church environment in favor of a more authentic experience apart from it, me included. We haven't left the faith or the body of Christ. One cannot leave the body of Christ without walking away from Jesus. The two are mutually inclusive. Like so many others, we've simply discovered a more genuine expression of the body of Christ apart from religious obligation and conformity to institutional rules, expectations, and traditions.

Grab your favorite beverage, pull up your favorite chair and join our conversation.

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Jim Gordon

Founder / Writer

Jim Gordon and his wife left the institutional church after spending over fifty years within the system. They have been walking with God outside the walls of religion for several years now, although they have not left their faith in God. Jim enjoys writing about that experience at Done with Religion. Jim and his wife are happily retired and have several children, grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Rocky Glenn

Devoted husband, proud father, recovering churchboy

Finding more life, peace, freedom, and love outside the church than I ever found during my 40 years in it!