Testimonies

If you’ve ever felt alienated by your church or the larger Christian community because of its rejection of evolution and/or its hostility toward other mainstream scientific ideas, this community — and the world — need to hear from you. You are the reason our mission is so relevant and so urgent.

So, please send your stories to tyler@godofevolution.com for inclusion on this site. Testimonies will be published on the main blog and archived on this page. Please include the word “testimony” in the subject of your email and try to keep submissions at 1,000 words or less. Please keep your submissions clean (no profanity, vulgarity, etc.) and don’t knowingly libel (lie about) a church or individual. We reserve the right to edit submissions for grammar, spelling, clarity, flow and all that other good stuff.

Thank you.

Readers speak: Creationists = Mordor, theistic evolutionists lonely on Sunday | May 4, 2013

Is the evolution-creationism debate over? | May 9, 2013

Raised by ‘theological conspiracy theorists’: How I lost my faith | May 15, 2013

Bumping into Darwin: A fundamentalist Christian forced to evolve | May 25, 2013

Keeping the faith Down Under: Former CMI convert shares his story | June 19, 2013

How an agnostic archaeologist came to join the leagues of the Christian ‘crazies’ | Aug. 23, 2013

An unexpected journey: The ‘dangerous enterprise’ of learning about evolution | Oct. 14, 2013

An unexpected journey: Coming to peace with evolution | Oct. 15, 2013

From fighting the ‘evilutionists’ to preaching the truth | Oct. 17, 2013

My latest letter titled ‘Hate mael 4 u’ | March 4, 2014

Christian scientists, do you feel like a big toe? | March 5, 2014

Take a lesson from the kids | April 7, 2014

‘Fundamentalism robbed me of my Christianity’: A testimony | May 13, 2014

GOE Testimonies: God as a pool player, the Christian biochemist | June 3, 2014

How I came to trust the Bible, and all of modern-day science | Sept. 10, 2014

‘Obviously, God is a God of love, not a God of incompetence or lies’ | Sept. 15, 2014

A Southern Baptist who accepts evolution: Saved on April 1st, but no April Fool | Sept. 18, 2014

Pretending young earth makes sense, for fear the alternative ‘would be forfeiting my faith’ | June 17, 2015

Reader testimony: Of Santa and young-earth creationism | July 16, 2015

How Answers in Genesis convinced a former adherent to give up young-earthism | Aug. 11, 2015

Reader testimony: ‘I was in a cult. I was a creationist.’ | Aug. 12, 2015