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An open letter to my friends unsure about God

I recently wrote this open letter to my spiritually unsure/seeking/agnostic friends who follow my primary blog at www.rebelpilgrim.blogspot.com. After writing it, I realized that many of the themes embedded in Between Two Kingdoms resonated throughout. Here is the entire original post below:

I have lots of friends all over the world who read this blog. Many are self-identified Christians, but some are not. I often wonder what my I-have-more-questions-about-God-than-answers friends think about my more God-centered posts. I thought I would write a post tonight for them. (I’m talking about my actual real-life friends who read this – not cyber eavesdroppers. You all know who you are. We’ve talked about this stuff at 2 a.m. in bars across America over the last decade. For whatever reason you are all on my mind tonight.)

First of all, I want you guys to know that I didn’t become your friend to try to convert you. I know you all know that, but it is true. I respect you and your spiritual journey. Nothing is gonna ever change that.

Second, I would want you to know that my faith – though rooted in Jesus and the Christian tradition – likely has some substantial differences to cultural Christianity. If you know me, you have likely sensed that already. This is intentional on my part. I am not trying to be the Christian who shocks people or anything like that. I’m trying to follow Jesus as I understand him. Jesus himself came off as anti-religious a lot, and I sometimes do the same.
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The Unsure Disciple

We are three weeks away from the release of Between Two Kingdoms and the word is getting out. It has been fun for me to see my different circles of friends interact with me about the concept of the book. I have lots of different kinds of friends due in large part to the fact that, as my wife says, I have lived four or five different lives over the last 15 years. Many of my friends would not label themselves as Christian. Many aren’t  sure exactly what they believe about God. I am excited for my Christian friends (and yours) to read BTK, but I’m even more excited to have my unsure/agnostic/anti-religious friends (and yours) read it. I hope that it expresses what I have tried to explain to them over the years about Jesus and my faith. This book is for anyone willing to address the grown-up questions of the universe through the eyes of a child. Continue reading ‘The Unsure Disciple’


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