#1 Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower by Sanguine 03.11.2013 11:27

This is remarkable.

"Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I'd be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion—especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt.

I grew up in the Episcopal Church in Alaska, but my belief was superficial and flimsy. It was borrowed from my archaeologist father, who was so brilliant he taught himself to speak and read Russian. When I encountered doubt, I would fall back on the fact that he believed.

Leaning on my father's faith got me through high school. But by college it wasn't enough, especially because as I grew older he began to confide in me his own doubts. What little faith I had couldn't withstand this revelation. From my early 20s on, I would waver between atheism and agnosticism, never coming close to considering that God could be real.

After college I worked as an appointee in the Clinton administration from 1992 to 1998. The White House surrounded me with intellectual people who, if they had any deep faith in God, never expressed it. Later, when I moved to New York, where I worked in Democratic politics, my world became aggressively secular. Everyone I knew was politically left-leaning, and my group of friends was overwhelmingly atheist....

... I remember walking into the Bible study. I had a knot in my stomach. In my mind, only weirdoes and zealots went to Bible studies. I don't remember what was said that day. All I know is that when I left, everything had changed. I'll never forget standing outside that apartment on the Upper East Side and saying to myself, "It's true. It's completely true." The world looked entirely different, like a veil had been lifted off it. I had not an iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy.

The horror of the prospect of being a devout Christian crept back in almost immediately. I spent the next few months doing my best to wrestle away from God. It was pointless. Everywhere I turned, there he was. Slowly there was less fear and more joy. The Hound of Heaven had pursued me and caught me—whether I liked it or not.

Kirsten Powers is a contributor to USA Today and a columnist for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She is a Democratic commentator at Fox News."

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013...html?paging=off

#2 RE: Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower by Cincinnatus 04.11.2013 02:44

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Amazing. Kirsten Powers. Has her conversion, praise God, had any impact on her political leanings?

#3 RE: Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower by Sanguine 04.11.2013 10:24

Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
Amazing. Kirsten Powers. Has her conversion, praise God, had any impact on her political leanings?


She seems much more sane lately. Not robotically spouting leftist crap. I think she still wants very much to retain her religion of leftism, but is finding it conflicts with Christianity.

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