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Jim has a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Divinity School in Chicago. He was a successful Senior Pastor before he left institutional church and organized religion to explore new dimensions of his relationship with God.

Since 2005 he has been chronicling his journey beginning with Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you), and then Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint-by-Number Christianity. His latest book is, Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Live Your Life (whoever and wherever you are).

After leaving church ministry Jim led a non-profit agency for at-risk kids, and later served as the U.S. Director of Education for International Justice Mission, an international human rights orga
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11 Ways to Make Certain That Nothing Much Will Ever Change and We Keep Perpetuating a World that is Not Working and Ultimately Doomed:


1. Don’t think for yourself. Let others do the thinking for you.


2. Don’t question things. Assume that the way things are is more or less the way it’s just always going to be.



3. Okay, maybe question a few things… at least find a bandwagon or two to jump on… but...

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“One of the most freeing discoveries these past few years in my relationship with God is discovering that God is not a belief system or a fixed set of theological propositions.”
Jim Palmer, Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint-By-Number Christianity

“Being Jesus means that we go through life embracing it all fully and feeling it all deeply. That we don’t hide and try to protect ourselves. That we live. That we show up. That we laugh. That we cry. That we hurt. That we heal. That we care. That we love. And then, that we wake up the next morning and sign up for it all over again.”
Jim Palmer, Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Live Your Life

“Perhaps everyone finds him or herself a time or two sifting through the rubble and ruins of a devastated life, wondering whether or not it's worth rebuilding or even salvageable.”
Jim Palmer, Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God

“One of the most freeing discoveries these past few years in my relationship with God is discovering that God is not a belief system or a fixed set of theological propositions.”
Jim Palmer, Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint-By-Number Christianity

“Being Jesus means that we go through life embracing it all fully and feeling it all deeply. That we don’t hide and try to protect ourselves. That we live. That we show up. That we laugh. That we cry. That we hurt. That we heal. That we care. That we love. And then, that we wake up the next morning and sign up for it all over again.”
Jim Palmer, Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Live Your Life

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Bob Ingle Jim Palmer is a leading voice in the evolution of "God Thought" in our culture today. His writings are not "Theology", they are "God Realized Lifeology". His impact on our lives is immeasurable. Bob & Flo Ingle, founders, www.unheardwordz.com


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Jim Palmer Melissa wrote: "I just heard back from Goodreads about how to quote you from the Quotes page. They said you have to type your name with 3 spaces in between the first and last name to access your books, as that is ..."

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Melissa I just heard back from Goodreads about how to quote you from the Quotes page. They said you have to type your name with 3 spaces in between the first and last name to access your books, as that is how the database differentiates between you and the other Jim Palmer. I just tried it, and it worked! Your books show up in the drop-down menu when I type your name in that way. Yay!


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