The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a slightly different person.
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” [Mark 16:15]
I became an adult under the influence of evangelical Christianity. Quite willingly – it was my idea, or at least my assent to someone else’s idea, and it was based on a primal epiphany. And as I re-evaluate my life and my choices, as we all should do, I see good and bad in what I took on.
The key tenants of the church culture I made mine, were those of the evangelical. To quote Wikipedia,
Evangelicalism is a theological perspective, most closely associated with Protestant Christianity, which identifies with the gospel … most adherents consider belief in the need for personal conversion, some expression of the gospel through evangelism, a high regard for Biblical authority, and an emphasis on the death and resurrection of Jesus to be key characteristics.