I want to preface this by saying that if you're from my old church, please read the whole thing. Thank you. I've had quite the journey in my spiritual walk, and I know I'm not finished yet. Out of all of the things I've come to realize, I found that it's so hard for me … Continue reading Reconciling My Old Church
If you've been following me for some time, you know that I've changed a lot. I've had many ups and downs in my journey since I've started The Spiritual Dilemma, but everything has been worth it. Every mistake, adventure, and curious thought has shaped me into the person that I am today. If you're new … Continue reading I don’t call myself “Christian”.
I want to preface this post by saying that I am not publishing this to support or tear apart a particular political party. My entire reasoning for this post comes out of love and compassion to the earth, all of its inhabitants, and God. I want everyone to know that I love them, I value … Continue reading Climate Change
"You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3 Hinduism, or "Sanatana Dharma", is arguably the oldest religion to date. It's over 4,000 years old and predates all Abrahamic religions. Hinduism has no founder and is currently the third largest religion in the world. According to The Vedas, the core Hindu holy books, Hinduism … Continue reading Christ and Hinduism
If you haven't already learned from my previous writings, Buddhism has become a big part of my life. I wrote in one of my previous posts, "Where Am I Now?", that Buddhism was special to me. I wanted to give some perspective on Buddhism because I think a lot of people don't understand how I … Continue reading Christ and Buddhism
Richard Alpert, Ph.D. was a psychology professor at Harvard University. He grew up in a middle-class Jewish family, had a successful working career, and from an outsider's perspective would have his life altogether. He began to question what more that life holds and what consciousness really means outside of what the textbooks that he had … Continue reading Ram Dass
This is the second part of the series "Why I Left My Church". Audrey and I sat down multiple times to be sure that we got everything truthfully and honestly from her perspective. I wrote down the things that she said while I asked her questions. It was fun interviewing my wife over a lunch … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT.2 (Audrey)
As I've traveled through my own dilemmas of spirituality, I've changed a lot. I have navigated through deconstructing my Christian faith, picked up the ashes that I was left in, and reconstructed into something that I honestly wouldn't have seen two or three years ago. With everything that's changed in my life and in my … Continue reading What’s Next for Me?
I've been wanting to write for a while now about where I am at in my life and where I am at spiritually. It's been some time now since I have released anything, and I've been pretty intentional with it. Any time I start to write on a topic, I can't help but see the … Continue reading Where Am I Now?
This story is as vulnerable as my wife and I can possibly be. She and I spent several months discussing how this should be approached, and we decided it would be best to co-write this together. This will be a two-part article, one about my experience and one about hers. I have no intentions to … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT. 1 (Justin)