Hello! Just discovered this forum and I love it! So many smart people and interesting discussions. Okay so quick background on me: I was raised Baptist/Non-denominational, in high school I moved in a strong fundamentalist direction alone, my family stayed normal. I became KJV only (it’s still my favorite translation), rapture obsessed, rock music hating, etc. I also wore a head covering to church and during private prayer (an admirable practice but one I no longer follow). When I was a about 20 years old (2015 I think) I took a hard dive into atheism because I found what I perceived to be a contradiction in the Bible and my view of inspiration couldn’t handle that. Oscillated for the next 5 years between atheism and paganism, all while obsessively studying Christianity in the greater Catholic tradition, and visiting churches sporadically (spent one solid year attending a PCA church). Then around 2020 I moved cities and started visiting local churches (always a fun hobby really), and found this wonderful little Anglican Catholic Church, maybe 10 people in all on a good day, that uses the 1928 BCP. I was awestruck. It was the most beautiful service I’d ever seen (and I’ve attended high Latin masses). Also around this time I read David Bentley Hart’s book on universalism, and that actually brought me solidly back to belief in God, which I’m so grateful for. Well I bounced back and forth between that church and a Greek Orthodox Church for the next year or so, and since moving cities again and having no good Anglican churches near by I’ve been attending an Lutheran (LCMS) church and visiting the little Anglican Church when I can. Yesterday, after months of struggling between different Christian traditions, I texted that Anglican priest and told him I want to be confirmed in the Anglican Catholic Church (I’m already baptized). so yeah! That’s where I’m at. Nervous as all get out but also excited! I’ve never received the Eucharist before so I’m looking forward to finally being able to once I’m confirmed.