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Welcome. My name is Brian Michael Kindall.

2,000 years after His ministry, Jesus Christ has followers, both living and dead, numbering in the several billions. This population is made up of people raised on the faith since their youth, as well as people who, after being atheists their whole lives, later decided to follow Jesus as an adult.

This is where you and I come in. We were saved later in life…Saved for Later.

The church has many youth classes and Bible camps aimed at teaching and rearing the next generation of Christ-followers, but everyone in line at the altar call (who likely did not believe in God yesterday) is an adult for whom there is often little offered beyond a quick repeat-after-me prayer, and a flyer with listed service times.

There are exceptions, of course, but how well do they communicate a Christian message to someone who either strongly doubted or didn’t believe in Christianity at all just a short time ago?

If this sounds like you, then you want to read this blog!

Our new faith is a fragile thing and is not to be taken lightly, and yet the classes and programs one might expect to be waiting for us – considering the lifelong teaching made available to the children of existing church members – are simply few and far between by comparison.

On this blog:

  • We will explore and discuss the gift of faith that has been given to us after a life of disbelief.
  • We will speak to one another about our reasons for disbelief in a language that we understand.
  • We will confront the differences between the teachings of Jesus—Christianity, and the followers of Jesus—Christians, and what those differences represent.
  • We will be honest and straightforward about the hypocrisy and hatred that exists in the Christian community and what our role is in light of it.
  • Together, I hope that we will see the beauty and the majesty of God, what He has done for us, and who we are in His Son, Jesus Christ.

My goal is to encourage you to read something far more important than this blog…the Bible.

That’s right!!! I don’t want you to stay here. If I do my job, then you will be eager to read the Bible on your own, find yourself a church, and make it a better place than when you got there.

What I learned and hope to pass on to you is that the church is our church too!!!

I hope this blog helps you, inspires you, and maybe even excites you a little bit by making this new, foreign world a little less intimidating. Most of all, I hope this blog leads you to the Bible.

Sound good? Let’s go!


About Me

My name is Brian Michael Kindall. I am a peacetime-veteran of the Army. I live in Colorado Springs with my wife, Wendy and we each have beautiful daughters from previous marriages.Brian Michael Kindall

I have been in sales all my life, and in the car business since 1994. On February 28th, 2012, at the age of 42, I went from a life of predominant atheism, to a life of faith in God and of following His Son, Jesus.

I grew up in a very small steel town near Pittsburgh where I was an altar boy and attended a small Catholic church and the adjoining Catholic grade school. I learned nothing of the Bible in either place and after a life of doubt, I couldn’t wait to get away.

30 years later, I stood in line at an altar call to speak with a pastor, where I was prayed for and invited back. Then another pastor laid out the steps of initiation for me, and also invited me back.

The steps were essentially the things I needed to pray to begin attending; Jesus, I’m sorry for the things I’ve done, thank You for the things You’ve done, and You are welcome in my heart.  After that, I was allowed to sit next to folks that had been in attendance, religiously, for 30 years or longer.

Left to my own devices, I could have gone forward with a new addition to my resumé that said, I now believe in God, and I may or may not have felt compelled to attend church. Fortunately, something caught fire in me and I dove into every sermon, book, meeting, group, and willing pastor that I could get my hands on.

Thanks in no small part to the pastors that taught me, it wasn’t long before I sat down and read the Bible for myself. When I was done, I read it again, then again. I felt I had been denying some very important and obvious truths all my life and in a desperate attempt to redeem lost time, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Study from Colorado Christian University at the age of 46.

Since then, I’ve felt compelled to write and share the things I have learned; some surprisingly good, some surprisingly bad.

briankindall_a5I was away from the faith for too long and for the wrong reasons. I know that other adults come to this realization every day, and it is with them I wish to share. I have written my first book, Saved for Later, and I hope to continue the conversation with this blog.

You will quickly notice that I am not your stereotypical Christian. I have been divorced twice. I taught my adult daughter (a little too convincingly) to be an atheist. I had a few spells of unemployment, under-employment, and questionable employment through the years. And, I refuse to put a chrome fish on my car!

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Though I hate conformity, I figured I had better protect myself just the same.

 

4 thoughts

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I think people who came to Christian life before adulthood still have to ask a whole lot of these questions when they become adults. I know I have.

  2. Thank you so much for this .My story may be a little different I have always believed in God but was never brought up in church enough to truly understand the bible.2015-2017 became the most trying years of my life where I had to make a decision to stay in a bad marriage of 25 years with the only man I ever loved and be betrayed and degraded or start over with my 17 yr old son ,lt was the hardest descion I had ever made .It broke not only my heart but my sons ,but my husband just didn’t want our life anymore.
    During this time I was baptized and found a deep faith in the Lord even though I didn’t know much more than the basic things in the bible.I found this blog on Pinterest and enjoy reading it and learning new things about the bible .So thank you so much for doing this blog .I was saved at the age of 42 so I know I was saved for later

    1. Hey Jennifer. Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. I am so glad that any part of this blog was a help to you! I am sorry to hear about what you and your son are going through right now. That situation is never easy and I can certainly relate. As a new Christian, and especially one going through trials, please allow this experience to drive you to His Word. It’s in this time that God wants us to cry out to Him (Psalm 34:17, 50:15, 61:2; Jeremiah 33:13). His grace is sufficient and He is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). And know that God can use all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

      God will use these tough times to purify us and shape us. It is all part of the process and our challenge, as Christians, is to see our joy in our trials (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; James 1:2-4).

      Please feel free to contact me on the “contact” page, or privately through my email brian@savedforlater.org for any reason, any time. I’m happy to help.

      Thanks for reading my blog and please be blessed.
      Brian Michael Kindall

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