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Far from Home

I was an atheist, and insufferably superior about it. I considered myself more rational, more evolved than my naïve religious friends. But there was one thing I couldn’t explain: The Wallaces. The Wallaces were the unofficial den parents of our … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Jacks

Two Jacks died on November 22, 1963. The assassination of the first, John F. (“Jack”) Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, made international headlines, and still frequently does. The death of the other, C. S. (“Jack”) Lewis, an … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

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“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he continues, “God sadistically tortured his own Son…

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God, Are You There?

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Connecting With God, Part 2 (To read Part 1, click here) At any given time, each of us is either moving toward or away from our Creator. The trajectory of my life now—my passion, my…

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Was Mary a Virgin?

My first semester of college I took a lecture hall class called Folklore and Mythology from Dr. Glickman, a rock star educator if there ever was one. At the start of each session, 350 students would hush as Dr. G … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Three

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Conclusion to the three-part story of my journey from atheism to faith. To read Part One, click here. “Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind, I turned to share the transport.”          ~William Wordsworth Almost immediately after…

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Two

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The three-part story of my journey from atheism to faith continues.  To read Part One, click here. I began to think of the longing for God as a hunger for a flavor that didn’t exist.…

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