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Name Jonathan Merritt

Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB August 4, 1982. As of 2024, he is around 42 years old.

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Introduction :

Jonathan Merritt is a published author and preacher. He is also a frequent contributor for The Atlantic and The Week.

Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education

  • Jonathan Merritt was born on August 4, 1982, in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents James Merritt (father, a reverend and the senior pastor of Cross Pointe Church), and Teresa Merritt (mother).
  • Jonathan is the middle child of three: he has two brothers, James Merritt and Joshua Merritt, and through them, he is the uncle to four nephews.
  • Raised in Atlanta, Jonathan followed the Southern Baptist doctrine of his family.
  • He is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
  • From 2000 to 2004, Jonathan attended Liberty University, an evangelical university in Lynchburg, Virginia. While there, he studied for a Bachelor’s of Science degree.
  • Following that, he attended the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He attended the Seminary from 2006 to 2008 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Divinity.
  • From 2009 to 2010, Jonathan attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated from with a Master’s degree in Theology.
  • Jonathan moved from Georgia to New York, and he currently resides in Brooklyn.

Career and Net Worth :

  • Jonathan has been a faith and culture writer since 2007 He frequently delivers sermons and academic lectures across the country, discussing politics and spirituality.
  • He has also been a columnist for the Religion News Service since January 2012.
  • Since June 2014, Jonathan has been a contributing editor for The Week.
  • Since September 2015, Jonathan has been a contributing writer for The Atlantic.
  • In addition, Jonathan has published a number of books, including Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined, and the bestselling Learning To Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing – And How We Can Revive Them.
  • He has collaborated on and ghostwritten over fifty other books.
  • He has also provided commentary and interviews to several news outlets, such as MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, CNN, PBS, and NPR.

Fun Facts, Height and Trivia :

  • In 2012, Jonathan wrote an article asking for leniency regarding the fast-food powerhouse Chick-fil-A’s vocal support of conservative groups that are anti-LGBT. Following the article’s publication, Jonathan was outed as gay by Azariah Southworth, who later expressed remorse over the public outing.
  • This situation prompted Jonathan to have many conversations with friends and relatives about his sexuality and his faith.
  • Until he moved to New York, Jonathan figured significantly within his father’s Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia.
  • He states that he wrote his book Learning To Speak God From Scratch because his move to New York prompted him to realize that those around him did not speak about spirituality, in jarring contrast to his Southern upbringing.
  • Jonathan has published over 3000 articles in many of the most prestigious publications in the country, such as BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
  • A big fan of college American football, Jonathan wishes to own many dogs in the future.
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