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My last Resurrection Sunday!

The clock just chimed and my last "Resurrection Sunday" behind the pulpit is behind me. This has been a long time coming. When I first joined the site two years ago, I couldn't see a way out. My role as a pastor was the core of my identity and my living.

I've spent the last two years fortifying my finances and preparing for an exit. If all goes as planned, I'll be free of this profession, my shit storm of a marriage, and a life lived that's a lie by July. I cannot express how hard I've worked for this day. I no longer am solely dependent on my church income, I'm nearly debt free, and have set all the pieces in order to get the hell out of here.

I have no illusions there are no obstacles in my future, but I can finally see the light. July can't get here fast enough.

I enjoy the site. Anyone ever looking for a late night chat, hit me up. I'm a night owl and rarely sleep much.

One last thing,

The relief when I bowed my head this morning and said amen was palpable. It's not my last sermon, but it's my last big one. And I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! Reverend John Doe is almost behind me. I can't wait! πŸ™‚

ReverendJohnDoe 5 Apr 13

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Did you enjoy your tax-free church, property, and income? Almost debt-free? Must be nice. A life lived ALWAYS for the truth is much better than one lived for the truth only when it's convenient.


Keep your clergy license plate 🀣


It sounds like it’s been a very difficult journey for you. I do hope the next chapter of your life will be one you truly enjoy. Living your truth is much more enjoyable, as I’ve learnedπŸ˜‰


Awesome that so many have referenced The Clergy Project, certainly curious how many clergy are in the same position behind the pulpit


I am also one of the individuals who got a degree from a xain college who is now a nonbeliever and one who has talk. Just to mention a few of the talks of the fellow non-believers.

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