Kirsten Powers is a Democrat Party strategist and political commentator for various news outlets. She spent much of her adult life as an atheist. In various interviews she recounts her road to Christianity. She always had considered evangelical Christianity in particular to be anti-intellectual and directly related to a particular political ideology. Then she began dating a man who asked if she could keep an open mind about Christianity. She prided herself on her open-mindedness, so she started to attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church and listened regularly to the preaching of Tim Keller. Little by little she came to faith. The relationship with her boyfriend didn’t last, but her faith did. She described her conversion as changing her perspective and bringing her a sense of great joy.
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