This will be an occasional series in which I report on informal conversations I have had with older young people (teens, 20s, 30s) and record their self-reported spiritual walk. These are different from longer, more formal interviews.  But this will have to suffice for now. Names have been withheld and some details have been blurred to protect privacy.

Time and time again, I hear the echo of 2 Timothy 3;14-15.

A report on a recent conversation:
So tell me some of the ups and downs of your spiritual life.

A: Probably two years ago I just got off the phone with a nonChristian sports friend that had survived a horrible car accident. He said he should have been killed but he wasn’t and I realized that you can go at any moment. On the drive home I told the Lord I wanted to commit my life to him. Some people think a lot when they are in the shower. I think alot when I am driving.

Q: So that is just recently.  Yet you professed faith and were baptized at a young age. Do you think you were born again then or now?

A: I am not really sure. I think I believed because there was nothing else to believe growing up in a homeschool community.  But only when there is a choice can you choose. And I think that’s what happened a couple of years ago. I had the freedom to make a choice.