My friends shuffled their feet, coughed, avoided eye contact with me and then silence hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity. I had just shared a story with my Christian peers about how I had taken a risk in making some dramatic changes in my life without any guarantee that I would be successful. I had prayed about those changes for months before and had several mentors help me discern what to do. So I shared with my peers what I would call a celebration story about how I felt that God had miraculously provided for me even though I was riddled with fear and doubt about what I was doing. I had felt like I was jumping off a cliff without any back-up. Continue reading When God shows up: What’s a Doubting Functional deist to do?