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Episode Info: In this episode of the Faith Revolution Podcast, Kirk and Jenn discuss the simple journey of how Kirk went from skeptic to Jesus Follower. Our Starting Point for This EpisodeEntering this discussion, Kirk and Jenn considered the following . . .Kirk's personal story of becoming a follower of JesusHow Kirk's story differs widely from a typical evangelical progression of faith To ConsiderWhat are your perceptions of what it takes to become a follower of Jesus?  Are there obstacles you personally experienced or observed in others when it comes to simply following? Did it feel simple or complicated?What are your own takeaways? References (Click Link)Paul Becomes a Follower of Jesus Cornelius Becomes a Follower of JesusThe Woman at the Well Becomes a Jesus FollowerEpisode TranscriptKIRK: Hey everybody, this is Kirk Walden, and welcome to the Faith Revolution Podcast, where you can find, simplify and multiply your faith. Welcome again to today's podcast, and I'm talking with Jennifer today, and we're going to turn things around just a little, and Jennifer's going to be introducing and talking to me. So Jenn, take it from here.JENN: Our idea today is to hear about your story. Your story of faith has always intrigued me. I've always found it very inspiring. And so I wanted to start by asking you the question... when you were young and growing up, what did faith look like for you? Was your family a church-going family? What did that look like? Church? No Thanks!KIRK: It was a little bit different. When I was very little, we lived in Southern California and we were a church-going family. My father had a title in the church, I can't remember what it was, it was a layman's title.And then we moved to Alabama when I was four. And we went to church as a family, but that began to drop off a little bit. My dad began heading to the golf course at a particular time. I can't even remember quite how old I was, but he would go the golf course.My mom continued to go to church. And as for me, I found ways to skip church. On Sundays I was often "sick" and I found a way to be sick. "I just don't feel well," or whatever it was, and I would watch . . . I would wait till 11:00 and watch Notre Dame Football replays on Sunday morning, 'cause that was the only thing that was on. I wasn't a Notre Dame fan, but that was it.Every once in while, I'd watch Gospel Jubilee and think it was kind of silly. But that was my . . . That was as close as I got to church and so I kinda begged off, and I went a few times.JENN: And about how old were you when you would say you kind of stopped going? KIRK: Probably seven, eight, nine, something like that. And I had somebody who kind of terrorized me in Sunday school and would push on me and things and nobody really noticed, and I didn't wanna cry about it, but also didn't wanna keep going. It just wasn't a lot of fun. And so I found a way to stay out of church as much as I could.And then when I was about 10, I was playing golf all the time...
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