I know this subject has been explored a lot before, both in the old ExCharisma e-mail loop and here on the Highway in the Theology forum.

But I've decided to put more of the archival stuff on my blog. I'm writing it in two or three parts. The first, published today, appears here. It's autobiographical and written from a middle-school kid's point of view, since I was in middle school when this strange journey began.