What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Church Like That?

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Icon of Christ from St. Catherine’s on Mt. Sinai, one of the oldest existing icons of Christ. The division in the face represents the Christ will not only be our judge but He also loves us.

I was raised in a variety of denominations: Brethren in Christ, Nazarene, Wesleyan Methodist, Brethren. For our education, my siblings and I attended a number of Christian schools, including a conservative Mennonite school. Later, I worked at a Mennonite restaurant for about three years. Oh, and my maternal grandparents left the Amish church to become Pentecostal. I am a Christian mutt.

For many years, our family attended every possible service–Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday prayer service, and any revival that was happening nearby. We read Scripture at home, went to Bible classes at school, and were generally a very pious, devout family.

When I was eight or nine, the Brethren in Christ church closed…

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What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Church Like That?

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