Spiritual Life and Leadership

76. Losing Religion, Finding Love, with Jason Elam, host of Messy Spirituality

July 07, 2020 Markus Watson
Spiritual Life and Leadership
76. Losing Religion, Finding Love, with Jason Elam, host of Messy Spirituality
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
76. Losing Religion, Finding Love, with Jason Elam, host of Messy Spirituality
Jul 07, 2020
Markus Watson

Jason Elam, host of the Messy Spirituality podcast, has an amazing story.  As a pastor, Jason had all the answers, but he didn't have a lot of love.  Then something happened.  Today, Jason Elam is no longer a pastor and he doesn't have all the answers.  But he has discovered the love of God in a way he could never have imagined before.


THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Jason Elam is a former pastor and host of the Messy Spirituality podcast.
  • Jason is currently writing a book with the working title, From Ashes We Rise: Rebuilding Your Faith When Your Life Burns Down.
  • Jason was constantly afraid of God when he was a child.
  • Jason was often a guest speaker in churches who got people “back into line.”
  • It was by losing his church and losing his marriage that Jason hit “that bottom place.” This is where Jason began to learn that he was loved unconditionally by God.
  • Jason Elam had a near death experience as a child in which he experienced the unconditional acceptance of God.  That acceptance always pulled him away from the legalism of his tradition.
  • During the final year of Jason Elam’s ministry, Jason’s church stopped holding worship service. Instead, they held an indoor farmer’s market with food for anyone who needed it.
  • We can only truly know God when we truly know ourselves.
  • Certainty makes preaching easier but living with yourself harder.


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Show Notes

Jason Elam, host of the Messy Spirituality podcast, has an amazing story.  As a pastor, Jason had all the answers, but he didn't have a lot of love.  Then something happened.  Today, Jason Elam is no longer a pastor and he doesn't have all the answers.  But he has discovered the love of God in a way he could never have imagined before.


THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Jason Elam is a former pastor and host of the Messy Spirituality podcast.
  • Jason is currently writing a book with the working title, From Ashes We Rise: Rebuilding Your Faith When Your Life Burns Down.
  • Jason was constantly afraid of God when he was a child.
  • Jason was often a guest speaker in churches who got people “back into line.”
  • It was by losing his church and losing his marriage that Jason hit “that bottom place.” This is where Jason began to learn that he was loved unconditionally by God.
  • Jason Elam had a near death experience as a child in which he experienced the unconditional acceptance of God.  That acceptance always pulled him away from the legalism of his tradition.
  • During the final year of Jason Elam’s ministry, Jason’s church stopped holding worship service. Instead, they held an indoor farmer’s market with food for anyone who needed it.
  • We can only truly know God when we truly know ourselves.
  • Certainty makes preaching easier but living with yourself harder.


RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS:


Instructions to leave a review of Spiritual Life and Leadership:

  • Click HERE.
  • Click on the link that says, "Listen on Apple Podcasts."
  • In the window that opens, click the button that says, "Open Link."  This will open iTunes.
  • To the right of the Spiritual Life and Leadership logo, click "Ratings and Reviews."
  • Under the heading, "Customer Reviews," click on the button that says, "Write a Review."
  • Select the number of stars and write your review.
  • Click submit.

I'd be so grateful if you did this.  Thank you!


Links to Amazon are affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through any of these links, I’ll receive a small commission–which will help pay for the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast!

Support the show (http://patreon.com/markuswatson)