Lobdell found Jesus. Felt his heart split wide open. Was born again, to the tune of Amazing Grace. Was saved.
And then, over fifteen years, it all fell apart. Now, Lobdell puts himself in the ranks of American atheists. And he’s telling the wrenching story of his journey into and out of faith.
This hour, On Point: William Lobdell and his new book, “Losing My Religion.”
William Lobdell joins us from Culver City, California. He covered religion for the Los Angeles Times for eight years, first as a columnist, then as beat reporter. His new book is "Losing My Religion: How I Lost my Faith Reporting on Religion in America – And Found Unexpected Peace." Christianity Today chairman John Huffman calls it a “must read filled with warnings and wake-up calls” for the faithful.
This program aired on April 29, 2009.