My name is David Bonner. I am a guy on a journey, burned by fundagelicalism and walking my way through modern Christianity and wrestling with all its baggage.
My history is storied. I grew up in the Roman Catholic faith, and looked into Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in college. I was involved in Fresno Evangelical Free Church (today the Bridge) in 1999-2000, and Campus Crusade for Christ at Fresno State in 1999-2000. I moved to Milwaukee for education and helped plant a Crusade Chapter at Marquette University (2000-2002). In Milwaukee my church home was Wooded Hills Bible Church outside Germantown from 2002-2005. I became a member of Wooded Hills, that is the only church to date where I have been a member. I also attended Elmbrook’s 20 Something Program as well. In Washington, D.C. I attended National Community Church, McLean Bible and was baptized at Fairfax Community Church. I had a prolonged faith crisis that consumed half my thirties. And against this crisis I was unsuccessfully invited to a former Sovereign Grace Ministries Church called Redeemer Arlington.
Personally I am a nerd for history, theology, and trains. I like to joke around and have fun. My pet peeves are fundamentalism, fundamentalism 2.0 (Neo-Calvinism) and seeing people harmed by religion. Feel free to email me, if you live in the Washington, D.C. area I would be happy to meet you.
Grew up in Fresno – Roman Catholic (until 1994)
Exploring Mormonism in Montana (1995-1996)
Charismatic Catholicism/Roman Catholicism (1997-1999)
Campus Crusade Fresno State (1999-2000)
Fresno Evangelical Free (1999-2000)
Move to Wisconsin
Campus Crusade Marquette University (2000-2002)
Wooded Hills Bible Church (2002-2005)
Elmbrook Church Activities (2002-2005)
Move to the Washington, D.C. Area
National Community Church 2005-2009
McLean Bible “Frontline” 2005-2009
Faith Crisis and Exploring Atheism 2009-2013
Unsuccessfully Recruited to Redeemer Arlington 2011-2013
May 8, 2013 hit bottom; came when I was working out of a faith crisis. Sought forgiveness from 140 people from May 2013 until June 2014 (still working it BTW…)
Fairfax Community Church 2012-2014