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Jim Palmer
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Author. Activist. Speaker. Spiritual Director.
Author. Activist. Speaker. Spiritual Director.

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I’m in the process of transitioning to a new website and blog. You can find me here. 

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This Sunday, November 8, from 11am to 12:30pm CST, I am hosting a Coffee with Jim Skype chat. Those registered for the call will be able to send me in advance topics they would like me to address in the conversation. Bring your coffee and your curiosity,…

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Walt Whitman wrote, “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” The religious mindset cannot accept this, and pits satisfaction and holiness against each other. We are taught self-denial where pleasure is viewed as a temptation, distraction or trap. But…

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I’ve written five books and counseled countless people who are in the throes of casting off self-sabotaging religious beliefs and mindsets, and moving forward with life after religion. However, some of those beliefs and mindsets continue to persist in…

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“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.” –Sylvia Plath, from an untitled poem written in 1948 Is there that “voice” within you that will not be still and wants to be expressed? Sometimes I think people attach some sort of…

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Letting the Words Out: A writer’s Workshop with Jim Palmer Is there a writer in you wanting to come out? I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me over the years that they had a story to tell or something in their heart and spirit that…

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After walking away from organized religion and professional ministry, I began chronicling my spiritual journey in 2006. The first book was Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you). This book is especially…

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I grew up with a mother who suffered with mental illness, which along with her alcoholism dominated the years of my childhood and youth. I devoted a chapter in my first book, Divine Nobodies, in which I shared about my own struggle with depression and how…

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Consider a new way of thinking about “integrity.” What I mean by “integrity” is not about good or bad, or right or wrong, or what you should or should not do. The integrity I am referring to is about being in tune and aligned with your authentic and…
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