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When Alex Doesn't Believe

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I would far prefer to deal with the possibility of rejection early on, rather than later when a young adult decides to abandon Christ with true finality, fueled by resentment over a failed effort to produce an unsullied, and unchosen, Christianity.

A friend asked about her sixth-grade son's sudden announcement that he no longer believed in God. Our time was simply too short for a substantial answer, so I wrote a letter.

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Michael Spencer is a campus minister and pastor in southeastern Kentucky and can be found at

Issue: "Why Dads Make a Difference" May/June 2005 Vol. 14 No. 3 Page number(s): 25-28

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