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So, one Sunday morning, she walked to the front of her fundamentalist Christian church to profess her love for Jesus and be baptized.
But from the moment her robe floated to the surface of the baptistry water, she began to question her fundamentalist faith.
Like mine, her church had “no central hierarchy, opting instead for home rule by a group of older men, the elders.” Her Bible was the King James Version, and later the New International Version; and like my own KJV, it was “scored with pen and pencil underlines.” Both of us were “in church every time the doors were open.” Women could not speak in church services or teach boys, past the age of twelve; but we memorized “great swatches of the Bible” anyway.
Although our preachers paid no attention to the Bible’s literary or historical context, we were assured that ours was the only true New Testament church.
Bannon just last night fired the acting attorney general who refused to enforce his benighted ban.
Growing up fundamentalist and female-and maturing into a feminist By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. She went to his house three times a week, sat in his living room, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him.
The key is to make it spontaneous, personal and a major priority.If you’re single, you’ve probably heard the well meaning, albeit superficial-sounding, vague admonition thrown at you usually by seemingly content married people. How in the heck do you find contentment with Jesus when you feel the daily nagging ache for true earthly love—the love that even God said is the better way (Genesis )? They’re trying to give you the hint that, while marriage has it’s advantages and is overall a good thing, it isn’t the end all to loneliness and love hunger.