Here’s a free chapter on “The Bible” from my audiobook So You Thought You Knew. I started reading the Bible at a very young age. I was told what to think about it and also what to assume about it as well. This book has helped me in so many different ways as I was growing up. But to be honest, there were some things I didn’t understand. So what did I do? I kept many of my inner thoughts/questions to myself. But everything changed once I began to question it out loud. This is m
Whenever I encourage people to think for themselves, people either thank me or get super pissed-off at me. But is it wrong to challenge religious authority? And does God get offended by people who ask questions? #christianvsatheist #christianity #brainwashing #questions #robbell #brianmclaren #atheism #askingquestions #josephprincegrace #indoctrination #religiousauthority #peterrollins #johnshelbyspong #religiousabuse #homebrewedchristianity #francischan
A lot of people these days are accusing the Christian God (along with his followers) of being
hateful, exclusive, judgmental, and violent. Is God guilty? And why do God and his followers tend to look alike? #christianvsatheist #jameswhite #christopherhitchens #JaclynGlenn #violenceinthebible #robbell #brianmclaren #atheism #amazingatheist #richarddawkins #biblicalviolence #christianitydocumentary #progressivechristianity #lawrencekrauss #cultofdusty #atheistvoice #samharris
Here’s an honest, straight-from-the-heart vlog. Questions to consider: • Where is God? • Is God up in heaven? • Why do people point up to the sky when thanking God? • Where is God before He “shows up” to your religious meeting? • Where is the Holy Spirit before a pastor says, “Holy Spirit come”? • Do we need to reach out to God before He reaches out to us? • Is God a deity apart (separate) from us? • Where have you experienced God outside of “church”? • Can you see and find G
Hey folks, not too long ago I was interviewed in Santa Barbara by a ministry called The Golden Lampstand. I hope it gives food for thought and encouragement to those who can relate with what I share. The Golden Lampstand Production presents: “The Truth Revealed” Series Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Santa Barbara, CA An honest, straight-from-the-heart interview with Joshua Tongol.
(author “So You Thought You Knew” and international speaker) 1) What is the gospel?
My name is Joshua Tongol. I was raised a Christian. For years I believed whatever I was taught by pastors, preachers and teachers. I was told what to believe, how to think, and how to live. Honestly, I constantly struggled with my faith because, on the one hand, I believed in a God who supposedly “loved” me unconditionally, but, on the other hand, I also believed in a God who was hateful, exclusive, judgmental, and violent. God, to me, seemed somewhat schizophrenic. I had no
When it comes to discussing ideas, it’s commonly said that “everything is relative.” Many open-minded people conclude that, because there are so many differing views, there is no Truth. But is truth relative? Can something be true for one person and not necessarily for another? Does everybody have their own “truth”? Is morality merely a matter of taste? If so, would this belief be livable? Will the world succeed of we continue hurting others? Yet, at the same time, is moralit
Are you not much of a reader? Do you prefer LISTENING to a book instead? Well, I have some exciting news for you!! Yup, that’s right, “So You Thought You Knew” is now available as an audiobook!! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: So You Thought You Knew Audiobook So WHO is the one reading it? YOURS TRULY! I’ve had so many people tell me that they love listening to audiobooks as they drive or while they’re doing things around the house. So I thought, “Josh, it’s about time you made one!”
Tired of religion? What if almost everything you were taught about Christianity is wrong? Would you give up on faith altogether? Or is it possible to rediscover—with fresh eyes—a richer and more satisfying understanding of God and spirituality? This message is about thinking outside the “institutional walls” of Christianity and asking the hard questions. Joshua boldly says in public what many people are thinking in private. And his hilarious stories and life-changing insights
(Concerning theological humility) Date: 4-6-14
Location: Hemet, CA Ask yourself the question, “WHAT IF?” Joshua was raised within the evangelical tradition. Throughout the years, he served as a teacher, pastor, and evangelist at several denominations such as: Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, and Assemblies of God. He also served as a missionary to the Philippines after graduating from seminary. Although Joshua was the type to always ask questions during his early