As detailed in my story, I lived a pretty excluded life… I mean, we weren’t allowed to watch tv, movies, or read comic books. I remember having to sneak them in… I cut open my jack to hide them.
Anyway, now I get to enjoy God everywhere. Even in the newest Superman movie, Man of Steel. Here is my review on HuffPost.
Peter Enns announced the release of From Fear to Faith on his blog. Dr. Enns wrote an endorsement for the book:
From Fear to Faith is a memoir of a spiritual and intellectual journey from fear and shame to a renewed embrace of Scripture and the God behind it. Watts and Milam have collected compelling stories from a number of fellow travelers who model this journey. They give voice to a growing phenomenon in conservative Christian culture of disenchantment with conventional and apologetically driven answers to difficult and pressing questions posed by Scripture, modern culture, and the intersection of the two. The stories in this volume will be an encouragement to those struggling with their own transition from familiar yet dissonant surroundings to unexplored but inviting spiritual and intellectual territory. The broader vision of the volume is a call to build cultures of trust, where Christians can feel that they will be honored and valued for taking the risk to ask honest questions rather than being dismissed, marginalized, or ostracized. Too many are growing dissatisfied with the status quo, and are looking for language to move on. This volume will help them on their way.
Peter Enns, Ph.D, Biblical Studies, Eastern University