Start-up faith

A confirmation conundrum
At one of our church’s weekly staff meetings the youth minister said he had a problem and needed his colleagues’ advice. In the course of teaching the confirmation class, he had asked the young people to write their own statement of faith. The problem, he said, was that one of the students didn’t believe much of anything, though he was happily involved in the confirmation process. The question our colleague posed for us was elegantly simple: “Can you be confirmed in this church if you don’t believe in God?”


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