I get asked a bunch of questions about… you know… stuff. And in the early morning hours I enjoy responding (hopefully) thoughtfully and thoroughly. A couple members of my team suggested I start sharing my advice. Previous AMA’s are here. So, without further ado, please enjoy this installment of Ask MilEs Anything:
A reader asked me: “Why have you had a focus on religion more recently than ever before?“
First of all, that’s a good question and thank you for paying attention. The short answer is, I think that it hasn’t been so much of a focus on religion, as it is me opening up about who I am as a person, who I am as a father, and who I am as a Christian.
The past three years in particular I’ve become much stronger in my faith, never more so than in the last year as my dad got sick and passed away in December.
During that time, I have thought a lot about what it means to believe, to serve, and to have faith. As a result, I think it’s only natural that it is going to come out in all aspects of my life.
Now, I am not by any means an expert. I am still very much a seven year old when it comes to Christianity so I don’t try to proselytize. I’m still a student and ya’know what? I like that I’m a student.
Faith is a part of who I am, I can’t extract it from myself. According to our reader survey, faith is also a part of who a large percentage of our readers are. It’s part of who we are as a country. It influences how we think, act, and see the world.
As a community, we share the things we use in our lives. And for me, scripture and my faith are all part of that.
So, when I read things that move me and that I think would be helpful to another person, whether they’re in the Bible or they’re written by a secular person, we share those. And we’re going to continue to do that.
If we lose a few readers as a result of that, I’m sorry. I’ll pray for them and hope they come back.
If we can get just one person, just one, to pick up a Bible and read and grow in their faith, that’s a win.