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Jonathan Merritt is the author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing — and How We Can Revive Them. “If we do not use sacred words, then our minds will be less attuned to transcendence,” he says in the book. “If we do not have spiritual conversations, then we’ll be less shaped by our spirituality.”
Merritt holds graduate degrees from Southeastern baptist Theological Seminary and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He writes on faith and culture, including for The Atlantic. Among his other books is Jesus is Better Than You Imagined.