Hello, world! Though I have kept a blog via LiveJournal since the early 2000s (I hear all the Millennials chuckling), I have decided to take this to the next level to expand my reach. I will be transferring and back-dating my old posts over to “Call the Wind” so you may look back at my ponderings over the years.
Please allow me to share a bit about where this is all started. Sometimes I feel like a rare breed as I accepted Christ in my early twenties, was not raised in the Church, and do not have a “I hit rock bottom” testimony. Statistically I wasn’t supposed to be a believer! I believe in Scripture and tend to have political views that don’t always jive with the mainstream church. However, I always want to remain teachable and will consider other views. I do know that all testimonies are valuable, but I was hoping to find more who had a similar story.
A little info to prove my point:
- “(9.8% of all [U.S.] adults) now identify with evangelical Protestantism after having been raised outside the tradition.” (not counting Catholics and other non-Evangelical denominations)
- 52% of liberals are Christian (all denominations) in the U.S. as opposed to 85% conservatives are Christian (all denominations)
- As for U.S. Christians (all denominations), 44% identify as conservative, 32% as moderate, and 18% as liberal (6% don’t know).
- 63% of U.S. Evangelicals became Christians between the ages of 4-14 (not counting Catholics and other non-Evangelical denominations)
- 34% of U.S. Evangelicals became Christians between the ages of 15-29 (not counting Catholics and other non-Evangelical denominations)
Earlier this year I began looking to hear from others who have a similar worldview as I, and unfortunately that search came up short. Then it occurred to me that maybe it was my duty to put my perspective out there and to possibly help others feel less alone.
So that’s where “Call the Wind” comes in. I believe that most of the world’s problems come from the fact that we have stopped listening to one another. This could be due to a variety of things- Maybe we think “what’s the point?” because there is so much misinformation/ intentions to misguide others. Sometimes we doubt the information AND the sharer’s intentions. Maybe we think we understand and have put others into a box of what we think they believe. Or, maybe we don’t want to know because what we hear may challenge our worldview. To be honest, I fall into all of those categories at one point or another. What is important to keep in mind is that God is the ultimate holder of knowledge and truth. It is vital that we find the facts and use God’s word to help us navigate that.
If you find yourself reading this and feel a similar calling, please share in the comments. I would also love to know if you have a blog/vlog so I can check it out.
Have a blessed day!!