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The Journey Inward A Reflection On The Meaning Of Conversion

 

Last updated 10/20/2021 at 2:18pm



The evangelical tradition had a strong influence on my religious development. I grew up in the Charlotte area where Billy Graham was a dominant figure. As a teenager I would listen to him preach. Most often I came away with the feeling that something needed to change in my life.

My feelings of anger toward my parents, my strong sexual urges, any feeling really needed to be suppressed. Otherwise, I didn’t feel like a good Christian.

Back then, I understood that to “be born again” meant to change from the way I was living to another person or purpose. The biblical teaching behind th...



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