Sunday series: ?-2008 (#0)
This part one of long series. I’ll specify my experiences since coming back to the Church — most of which have taken place at the church I go to, FAPC (specified if not). I’d include Bible readings along with my comments then and now.
As a nerd, I’d start at zero (0) to tell you what my experience was before Sunday one (1).
I’ve always been somewhat religious — first going to various Catholic churches on and off and then listening to podcasts from the 700 Club with Pat Robertson (CBN) and Joel Osteen (often called watered-down preaching good enough for a megachurch) — not to mention using several Bible study applications. Well I’ve watched the 700 Club on and off for over thirty (30) years (c. 1978). These recordings practically helped me remember what the faith I grew up was supposed to be. All the while, I learned about Krishna, ate lots of Indian food (latter not quite related) and even learned about Islam (curiosity sparked when a cousin of mine converted to that faith) along with its relation within the Abrahamic faiths. In other words, my faith was solely based on what I read, not necessarily on what I believed and felt heavily influenced by all the material I’d read. At times, I even felt agnostic and/or atheist, which I often discarded by reminding myself that I was a Christian even as it meant only by tradition.