Tag: My Deconversion Story

A start of wisdom
Part 5 of 5 of my deconversion story. “I came to the realization that it wasn’t just the answers that didn’t fit anymore. It was the questions too.” My departure from Evangelical Christianity was my first attempt at finding better answers. How do I know anything at all about God? How do I...
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Left behind
Part 4 of 5 of my deconversion story. “I had transformed God from my loving father in heaven into a subject I could master, into a set of rules I had to follow, into an equation I could solve.” As I started realizing that the god described by the bible, by the church, by pastors, by books,...
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Life in the bubble
Part 3 of 5 of my deconversion story. “I was so afraid of doubt that I never learned to wrestle with mystery.” Straight out of the gates, Christianity offers profound comfort and hope. An all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful God who loves you like a father, has a specific plan for your life, and has...
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My journey to faith
Part 2 of 5 of my deconversion story. “I felt the desire for significance and a deeper purpose for who I was becoming.” The journey to earnest faith is very personal. Everyone has specific circumstances that leave them searching for something bigger; something meaningful; something stable. For me—when...
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From faith to wonder
Part 1 of 5 of my deconversion story. “I don’t believe I’m a Christian anymore.”  As the words parted my lips, it felt as if I was standing outside myself. It hadn’t happened in that moment, but it was right then that I recognized just how far my journey had taken me. I was on a path. One paved with...
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