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Rick Beckman

Athe­ist the­olo­gian. Believ­ing unbe­liev­er.
A friend­ly voice between two extremes.

Once a Christian ✞

For­mer­ly a Bap­tist, I came to appre­ci­ate the Bible apart from the nar­row con­fines of denom­i­na­tion­al creed.

Then an Atheist Ⓐ

My Chris­t­ian beliefs all but melt­ed away one night in 2010, and I became as evan­gel­i­cal an athe­ist as I was a Christian.

Now Somewhere in the Middle ↗

I’m tired of the hate and mis­un­der­stand­ings on both sides. I want to be bet­ter than I once was, and I hope you’ll join me on that journey.

Aug. 2001

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Conversion

In the mid­dle of the night, in a van, led by my clos­est friends, I ded­i­cat­ed myself to Jesus Christ.

Oct. 2010

Deconversion

In the midst of a Bible study, my faith melt­ed away. Short­ly there­after, I would call myself an atheist.

June. 2014

Ordination

In order to sup­port “gay mar­riage” in Indi­ana as it became legal for the first time, I became ordained in the Church of Spir­i­tu­al Humanism.

Rick Beckman