I'm a music professor at a state university in Oklahoma. My background includes an upbringing in the Methodist Church and eventually a position there as minister of music and youth pastor after earning my masters degree in music. I never attended seminary or any sort of religious institution, but that wasn't a requirement for the position. I taught music and youth in my hometown church for 12 years before deciding I was living a lie and that I couldn't logically reconcile an all-powerful god. Like many, I went through several "crises of faith" and prayed for guidance with no answers ever presented to me.
I'm here for friendly debate and exploration. I'd like nothing more than for a theist to present some real, logical evidence of a god so that I could change my mind on a dime...and I'd do it, too. Call me crazy, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for said evidence.
Feel free to ask me anything or discuss difficult issues...I'm hard to offend and generally easy-going. I'll do my very best to be open-minded and respect everyone's opinions.
Thanks for a great forum!