Kirsten Powers Christian?

Fox News’ Kirsten Powers is both a Christian and a Democrat. (Photo credit: Len Spoden)

“Of all people surprised that I became an evangelical Christian, I’m the most surprised.”

Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I’d be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion—especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt.

Fox News’ Kirsten Powers is both a Christian and a Democrat. (Photo credit: Len Spoden)
Fox News’ Kirsten Powers is both a Christian and a Democrat. (Photo credit: Len Spoden)

I grew up in the Episcopal Church in Alaska, but my belief was superficial and flimsy. It was borrowed from my archaeologist father, who was so brilliant he taught himself to speak and read Russian. When I encountered doubt, I would fall back on the fact that he believed.

Leaning on my father’s faith got me through high school. But by college it wasn’t enough, especially because as I grew older he began to confide in me his own doubts. What little faith I had couldn’t withstand this revelation. From my early 20s on, I would waver between atheism and agnosticism, never coming close to considering that God could be real.

After college I worked as an appointee in the Clinton administration from 1992 to 1998. The White House surrounded me with intellectual people who, if they had any deep faith in God, never expressed it. Later, when I moved to New York, where I worked in Democratic politics, my world became aggressively secular. Everyone I knew was politically left-leaning, and my group of friends was overwhelmingly atheist.

I sometimes hear Christians talk about how terrible life must be for atheists. But our lives were not terrible. Life actually seemed pretty wonderful, filled with opportunity and good conversation and privilege. I know now that it was not as wonderful as it could have been. But you don’t know what you don’t know. How could I have missed something I didn’t think existed?

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3 Comments

  1. I’d like to say I called this one as I AM on record going back to over a year ago expressing my beliefs that Powers was in the midst of a transformation from uber-liberal to a far more conservative political leaning.
    But I NEVER could have foreseen this.
    Good for her. It’s much easier to understand now how for at least the past year hers has seemed to be a “liberal” voice of reason calling out in the dessert.
    She’s taken on her liberal peers over misogyny, hypocrisy and in the case of our current president, out right lying while virtually EVERYONE else on the left has remained silent or worse, defended the indefensible.

  2. The main thing that excites me about this article is, so . . . Kirstin is available?

    Just kidding.

    No, that is wonderful, praise God. And, that is how He works. If He wants you, He’s going to get you!

    Just ask the apostle Paul.