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Jerry DeWitt

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How to Pray If You're an Atheist

(23) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 11:48 AM

Last week my mother called to give me some very bad news: A young relative had died early that morning. He was a man whose entire life was one series of life-threatening situations after another. He was born with severe birth defects. So, although his untimely death came as no...

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In Praise of Secular Church Services (Written by a Former Minister)

(9) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Last week, I hosted Louisiana's first ever truly "secular service," a Sunday service that was similar to a traditional church service by providing ministry to its participants in the form of music, fellowship, and a message from a person in a pastor type position -- but without any...

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From Minister to Atheist in 5 Simple Steps

(40) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 11:33 AM

My story inevitably provokes this question and it's almost always phrased the same way, "How in the world does a Pentecostal preacher become an Atheist?"

It's a simple question, but as you would expect, not a simple answer. The answer took a lifetime to live and it has taken an...

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The Day I Lost My Faith

(822) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 3:44 PM

It's almost impossible for me to talk about having lost my faith without first dealing with the phrase "lost my faith." I understand how this phrase is normally used and I know that it has been around for some time.

It has been around longer than the 43...

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