Growing up, I was one of the only kids who sought out religion; in fact, I even made my parents go to church instead of the other way around. Most teenagers have to be dragged out of bed on a Sunday morning, but as soon as I could drive I was attending church (United Methodist) solo. As a young adult committed to my faith I was always interested in discovering and studying its idiosyncrasies. When entering college in the fall of 2002, I found myself reading the Bible nightly and shopping for churches and fellowships all around DC. It took me over a year to find my niche, but it was well worth the wait.
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This article is reprinted from Campus Progress.org, the youth-oriented magazine of the Center for American Progress.