This Congregation’s Newest Priest Asks “Why Do I Need God?” And Answers With More Faith Than I Could Dream Of…

Let’s assume, for a minute, that God exists. Okay, fine, a divine being in the sky – even so, why would I need him? What difference does it make? These are the sorts of questions and assumptions that Intel engineer and businessman Clay Lein had 30 years ago. Thirty years later, he doesn’t assume God exists – he knows it, believes it and trusts that Christ died for Him. What turned this atheist into a faithful priest; what brought him to serve St. John the Divine in Houston? This former “angry atheist” answers with a question: “what could God do for you?”

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.