Pastors if You Want to Keep People in the Christian Faith, This is What I Would Do…

In light of Jon Steingard’s de-conversion from Christianity this blog wanted to do a post that would offer advice to pastors. How would you engage a doubter? What advice would you give and how would you respond to a doubter in your congregation or someone who shows up in your front door? There are a number of perspectives that this blog believes could be a road map for navigating the issue of doubt. Yet this blog is also realistic in knowing that its highly unlikely much of evangelicalism will be able to respond in this way.In the end many doubters will end up falling away from the evangelical church.  Continue reading

Hemant Mehta’s Ten Reasons Why People are Abandoning Christianity

Hemant Mehta published a video explaining why people are walking away from Christianity. Its a list of ten items that should come as no surprise. Many of these help explain why people have pushed back and walked away from faith. The one that should be on the list that is not is that Christianity does not provide a satisfactory answer to the problem of evil.  Continue reading

When Religion is so Suffocating and Controlling that the Healthy Option is to Leave

Religion is often described as an affirming belief system that helps people in their life. The question must be asked, what do you do when it is controlling, destructive and harmful? Some of this I learned in a faith crisis years ago. But what do you do when religion harms and leaves hubris? For your mental and physical health you leave and walk away.   Continue reading

A Three Day Series at The Wondering Eagle: Why Atheists Walk Away From Faith, And how They Find Freedom and Hardship in the Process

In December of 2019 an atheist video made the rounds on the internet that explained the reasons why people left faith and the and challenges that came about as a result. This is a brief post to lay the foundation for three days of discussion for what was revealed. During this I am going to squeeze in a couple of other posts about some of the stories I am working on. Continue reading