016. Verbatum Jones: Not Praying For Likes But Living An Authentic Spiritual Life

Spirituality has become a trend. Consciousness and awareness are the new buzz words. But what does it mean to have faith? Who is God and how do we access her or him? We are brought up to believe God is judgemental. Images show us a white man sitting in the sky, condemning us to heaven or hell. 

Verbatum Jones isn’t here for any of this nonsense. He was raised with a deep spiritual background and came to connect with God on his own terms. He started preaching at a young age but when he stopped cutting his hair and started growing dreads he was kicked out of his church. But all of the struggles and hardships only strengthened his faith. Verb still preaches but not in the church anymore. He spreads the light through his raps and shares his vulnerability with his rhymes.

Topics Discussed in this Episode: 

  • How to connect with God
  • Staying true to who you are while creating music
  • Getting kicked out of his church
  • How doubt and struggle strengthens our faith 
  • The pressure that religion can put on us
  • Trying to be perfect in the eyes of God
  • The ups and downs of being a rapper  

How to connect with James 

Instagram – Give A Shift 

Yoga IG Account-  We The Shift Yoga

Facebook – James Arthur Rogers III

How to connect with Verb

Instagram – Verb’s IG

Twitter – Verb

Facebook – Verbatum Jones

Soundcloud – Listen Here!

Intro Music – Palm Trees – Verbatum Jones feat. Kenneth Sullivan

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