The former pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., Joshua Harris, a … ... Late one night in early May 2011, a preacher named Jerry DeWitt was lying in bed in DeRidder, La., when his phone rang. Jerry Coyne directs our attention to a harrowing, but important, article from The New York Times Magazine. It is a well … He says his time as an atheist actually made him a better Christian. Losing God changed me. In 1984, he publicly came out as an atheist. He picked it … GC: I've seen you speak at atheist events, and you have a passion, and a powerful and distinctive speaking style, that clearly comes from your years of experience as a Pentecostal preacher. Tuesday, March 24 at 9 ET/PT. Even more amazing, as far as atheism is concerned, I am the only person who attended Midwestern and entered the ministry as a Midwestern-trained preacher who is now an atheist. GC: I’ve seen you speak at atheist events, and you have a passion, and a powerful and distinctive speaking style, that clearly comes from your years of experience as a Pentecostal preacher. Joshua Harris, well-known Christian author, 'purity' advocate, renounces faith. Bruce responded to my comment on his blog (see below) and I just responded to his response. Pastor and TCP member Mike Aus featured on MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" where he comes out as a non-believer on live television. Loftus is a former Christian evangelical apologist who became an atheist, and he tells us why in a detail and a depth worthy of the best atheist writers today. From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader. Over the years, however, Barker’s reading caused him to start to doubt the truth not just of Christianity, but claims of God altogether. CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers. When a God-fearing pastor becomes a godless champion for faithlessness, love has grown cold. Some of you might have read my post back on February 28 entitled "Answering a Personal Attack: My Response to a Former Preacher Turned Atheist." It is a profile of Jerry DeWitt, a former Pentecostal preacher … If there is such a thing as the New Atheism, then John W. Loftus is one of the standard bearers. From time to time, I see in the logs search strings such as “the Midwestern Baptist College preacher who became an atheist.” Mike McHargue is a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Christ. A former evangelical preacher, spreads his atheist message. … But there is hope. "Atheism doesn't pretend to have answers to every question. I am soooo special. Former Preacher Turned Atheist Bruce Gerencser on Lumping All Christians Together By Anonymous at 1/18/2010 I am sure my more liberal, progressive, emerging/emergent, non-conforming Christian readers are upset at me because I lumped them into the same group as all the Christians I mentioned in my previous post.