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    • The Clergy Project
    • The Clergy Project

    Drew Bekius

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    Drew serves as President of The Clergy Project.

    In many ways, my story is as stereotypical American evangelical as it gets. Complete with altar calls, Bible camps, and purity rallies. Or at least it starts off that way.

    I was raised in a small Baptist church in small-town Central Minnesota. Prayed the “Sinner’s Prayer” when I was just three years old. Somehow spontaneously finding ourselves in the bathroom, I prayed that prayer with my mother, kneeling over the bathtub’s edge and repeating her words as my own, confessing my preschool-age sins while asking Jesus to come into my life and grant me the forgiveness I was told I had so desperately needed. From there it was a childhood of Sunday schools and AWANA programs, of youth groups and Bible studies.

    Mel Emurian

    aston auto baby bag baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes clothing coffee computer cosplay creative cup desk diplomacy dress drug dye engagement fabric fan fat film fitness flowers food forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hats hbo health healthy heat helmet home hospital hot ice information knife line mouse music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal pen performance perfume pet publicity red rock science Security sexy shopping show sites slippers snacks socks spell sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy train translation university urine weapon wedding weight wine wow aston auto baby bag baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes clothing coffee computer cosplay creative cup desk diplomacy dress drug dye engagement fabric fan fat film fitness flowers food forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hats hbo health healthy heat helmet home hospital hot ice information knife language line music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal pen performance perfume pet publicity red rock science Security sexy shopping show sites slippers snacks socks spe sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache fruit Funny glasses great harvester hats hbo health healthy heat helmet home hospital hot ice information knife language line mouse music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal pen performance perfume pet publicity red rock science Security sexy shopping show sites slippers snacks socks spell sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy train translation university urine weapon wedding weight wine wow aston auto baby bag baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes clothing coffee engagement computer cosplay creative cup desk diplomacy dress drug dye fabric fan fat fan film cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache line mouse music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache shopping show site slippers snacks socks spell sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy train translation university cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet home information Keyword knife language line oil ornament pan pen performance perfume pet publicity Security sites slippers snacks spell socks square stone temperature toothpaste toy translation wine urine weapons aston baseball basketball beauties chair cigarette clothing coffee computer creative cup dress drug dye fabric fan food flowers forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet home information Keyword knife language line oil ornament pan pen performance perfume pet publicity Security sites slippers snacks socks spell square stone temperature toothpaste toy translation urine aston baseball basketball beauties chair cigarette clothing coffee computer creative cup deck dress drug dye fabric fan fitness flowers food forest forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet aston baseball basketball beauties chair cigarette clothing coffee computer creative cup deck dress drug dye fabric fan fitness flowers food forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet spell square stone temperature toothpaste toy translation urine weapons wine

    mel emurian

    Sometimes freethinkers are made by their acceptance of modern science; sometimes it’s some onerous doctrine that has always offended but finally couldn’t be suppressed anymore; sometimes the desire to learn leads to it, as when one reads widely across many different positions; sometimes one is hurt badly by the “orthodox”, and is “snapped out of” orthodoxy, so to speak.

    My journey is more of the latter, with the former proceeding from it.