WELCOME TO ITSREALLYREAL!!!
I want to thank you to personally express my gratitude for taking the time to check it out! Please, tour the itsreallyreal.com website to get acquainted with me and my work.
In a time when it would seem that humanity is falling further and further into distrust and farther and farther away from faith, this project is my attempt to bring a sense of transparency and personal access to the life and times of a not-so-run-of-the-mill spiritual leader. Tag along as I use tools and approaches from back in the day and fresh new ideas to create community and spirituality in my world and the world around me.
Itsreallyreal is a place where no topic is off-limits; where transparency, honesty, and authenticity are the highest aspirations and where personal and spiritual growth is pursued rigorously.
Itsreallyreal is also a place for me to have my own creative outlet. It can be very challenging to separate my work with spiritual communities from my personal presence in the world as a Spiritual Leader. Too often the stereotypes and opinions of what being a minister looks like have disagreed with how I feel called to serve. While I have the skill and discipline to adhere to the preferences of the communities I serve, I also want to try new things and press the edge of the envelope in my own creative space. This is that space.
LET’S GROW TOGETHER!
So, sit back and fasten your seat belts! This is a never-ending experiment on what it means to bring myself and my message to the world in the most transparent, raw and uninhibited way I can creatively pull it off. You’re invited to see what I do, how I try and do it, where I learn, where I’m ignorant and how I cope with finding that out, and how I’m inspired and find ways to express it. This is my chance to let people see the joy and the pain of spiritual growth for a spiritual leader without having to live up to any expectations but the ones my faith calls me to.
Thank You Again,
Rev. Brian Akers