John Knutsen – Former Atheist
John Knutsen from the Office of Adult Faith Formation in the Diocese of Arlington joins Marcus Grodi to talk about what led him away from his Catholic upbringing, and what led him back. Family tragedy and a world that seemed emptied of God’s presence caused him to reject Christianity altogether, but a desire for purpose in a supposedly meaningless life continued to bother him. Through reading Merton, Chesterton, Augustine and others, he became intellectually converted, but his conversion of heart was a lot slower taking shape. A fascinating episode, with some great tips for evangelization at the end!