About Jon

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Jonathan Anderson, the guy who likes to talk about uncomfortable things like shame, fear, authenticity, and vulnerability, is a graduate student in a counseling program earning his M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development; he was once interested in becoming a licensed professional counselor, but now has no desire or goal to become a LPC, but instead, wants to find full-time work after graduating in Dec. of 2017, allowing room and space to discern possibly earning an M.Div from Christian Theological Seminary.

He’s an advocate, “social justice warrior,” and supporter of prophetic justice in the face of all injustices and oppression, but especially for African Americans who face racial inequality.  He has been published on The Good Men Project and Symposium Square with works related to topics of feminism, racism, and racial issues.

Jonathan resides in Johnson City, TN with his wife, Emily.

About Me in My Own Words

Every day is another day I try to be Jonathan Anderson (nothing more and nothing less), to live and love authentically on this journey of discovering my true self, which is a journey of the heart. Kierkegaard once said, “Once you label me you negate me.” I’m not a label, but I find these useful about myself:

Progressive Christian.
Leftist Libertarian.
Armchair Theologian.
Hack Philosopher.
Existential Realist.
Hopeful Universalist.
Quasi-Pacifist.
Recovering Shame-oholic with Shamefessionals.
Aspiring Therapist.

I am a person of WORTH created in the Image of God the Father, the Almighty, to live, to love, and to commune with fellow humankind and with the Blessed Trinity.

I graduated from Johnson University on May 3rd, 2013 with a B.S. in Bible and Preaching/Church Leadership. I’ve been on a new academic journey while being a graduate student at Lindsey Wilson College to earn my M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development, which I’ll complete in December of 2017.

 

2 thoughts on “About Jon

  1. Jon, thanks for sharing the link with me. I’m proud to have had a small part in your education so far. Wherever your path leads, I hope you will leave a trail breadcrumbs back to where my path takes me.

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