[Science] Mike McHargue describes himself as a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Jesus. That’s right, Mike was a fully-fledged conservative evangelical Christian, but then he read the whole Bible and his faith crumbled away. He then found himself in the rather awkward position of being in Church leadership while no longer believing in God! Then Mike rediscovered faith, but in a very different way. Now he teaches on science, faith, atheism, doubt and knowing God. It’s a great story!

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Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found it Again Through Science


The Liturgists

Ask Science Mike


“I don’t want to hold out that I’ve figured out some perfect system that helps everyone feel close to God again – I want to be really clear about that. I also want to say I know many people who are happy, healthy, well-adjusted atheists or secular humanists and I don’t have any desire to take that away from them. My heart is for the people who – like me – hunger to know God, who desire to know God, who miss feeling God is real. And for those people, I don’t offer Scripture. I offer science.”

“When someone opens up and is honest about the fear they have, give them a hug. Tell them you love them. Don’t turn your back on them. This is a moment of incredible vulnerability. The best thing you can do is tell them how much you love them and maybe tell them a story of when you doubted as well. Do look at this as a moment to close a sale for Jesus, but view this instead as a moment to be like the Good Samaritan – pouring oil and wine on the wounds of another.”


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  1. Judy Gale May 8, 2015

    I always enjoy listening to Mike. Thanks for having him as a guest!

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