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CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CHRISTIAN

In Confessions of a Closet Christian, Jana Elizabeth Stambaugh explores Christianity from a 20-something perspective, relaying modern trends, discoveries, struggles, and pop culture references.

THE PODCAST
Confessions of a Closet Christian seeks to explore current issues facing today’s youth. In a world where Christianity can feel taboo, it’s hard to talk about faith. We’d rather tweet, Facebook, or Instagram our thoughts and it’s better if those thoughts share something about Justin Bieber – not Jesus. Confessions of a Closet Christian examines why we hide in today’s society and refrain from sharing our faith with this culture. It encourages us to share what we believe to be true – even when it’s socially awkward, uncool, and not trending on Twitter.

PODCASTER BIO
Jana Elizabeth Stambaugh is an artist from Clarksville, Maryland. As an actor, she has performed internationally, Off-Broadway, and locally to the Baltimore/DC area. She is the Founder of Red Connect Online, a social media marketing company that creates customized advertising campaigns for small businesses. She also blogs at the Baltimore Post-Examiner under More Than 140 Characters. Jana is a self proclaimed coffee addict who tries to share the love of Jesus Christ through a blend of humor and truth. Follow @Jana_Stambaugh.

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 47: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

  Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 47: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

  Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 […]

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Effectively Equipping Our Churches: Millennials with Jana Doughty

Jana Doughty and Jefferson Drexler discuss “Equipping our Churches for the 21st Century”, especially addressing strategies on connecting with Millennials.

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 46: Change Is Hard / Is Change Good?

  Everyone experiences change. Change can be a good, much anticipated thing – like a wedding and a marriage, which is prepared for and fussed over. Change can be sudden and unexpected – like a job reassignment or change can even be tragic like a terminal diagnosis or the news of a divorce. Change – […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 45: Reflections

I turned 26 this year. Some people say 26 is the wrong side of 25. I don’t want to make any 55 and better listeners out there feel badly, so I’ll just say: Here is what I would tell my “early twenties” self. It’s okay. You don’t have to have it all figured out. (No […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 44: Why Do We Focus On First World Problems?

I just ate a macaroon that I thought had vanilla filling, but it was lemon. #firstworldproblems Hand wash only.  #firstworldproblems My customized MacBook Pro hasn’t shipped yet.  #firstworldproblems This hashtag is hilarious.  It’s witty.  It’s clever.  It’s true.  These are silly things.  Miniscule surface things that in the grand scheme don’t matter.  But they matter […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 43: Is There More to Thanksgiving than Turkey?

When I hear the word “Thanksgiving,” of course I think of turkey and mashed potatoes.  Maybe a little Black Friday shopping.  Maybe some pilgrims and some corn.  It’s easy to associate the holiday with football games and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  I even think of the National Dog Show sponsored by Purina that my family […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 42: Waiting Is The Worst

When I hear the word “wait,” I think of something terrible – like sitting in a dentist’s office or the DMV.  Waiting is the worst. Most of us are conditioned to avoid waiting at all costs.  I have trouble waiting for my email to load and my Instagram to refresh. Most of us try to […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 41: Why Do We Censor God?

When I hear the word “censor,” I think of the bleep sound I hear when someone swears on live TV.  Censoring serves its purposes. When I think about God, in my head – He’s the most important thing in my life.  But I’d rather only eat Fiber One cereal for a month than say that […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 40: Why Do We Think That the Gospel is Obvious?

Growing up I had what I’ll call an “of course” attitude.  “Of course” I got straight A’s.  “Of course” I was captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team.  “Of course” I was president of the senior class. I sound like a tightly wound goodie goodie.  I was.  But I worked hard for those things, so […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 39: How Do We Know God Exists?

When I hear the word “God,” I think of big things.  Vast space.  Endless time.  Omniscience and omnipotence.  I think of a booming thunderous voice.  Yes, I think of Morgan Freeman a little bit. I also think of a great mystery.  Who is God?  Does He even exist?  And if He does, why does He […]

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