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    It is invariably a shock to evangelical Christians to hear or read about someone who has turned his back on the "faith, which was once delivered unto the saints." The quick justification from most believers of such an announced occurrence will be to piously point out that anyone who turns away from Christ was never a real believer to begin with. Or as an insider might say it, "He was never born again."

    Read the rest at http://exchristian.net/exchristian/2002/04/sabbatical-or-my-anti-testimony.php

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  12. Tweet This week’s episode features a conversation with author Ronna Russell, whose book “The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid” has just recently come out. We talk about Ronna’s backstory, growing up as a preacher’s kid in evangelical churches. But what happens when things don’t go the way they’re planned, and all the pieces don’t fit into the nice “churchy puzzle?” Ronna has worked her way through some absolutely amazing and traumatic experiences, and this episode will be helpful as much as it is empowering for those who grew up in church, and who have since walked away from it all. Support Independent Media Like MindShift Podcast! http://patreon.com/mindshiftpodcast MindShift Amazon Affiliate Resource Page Contact Information Ronna’s Website Follow Ronna on Twitter @ronnalrussel Follow me on Twitter @MindShift2018 View the full article
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