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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.

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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 38: Why Do Millennials Feel Entitled?

When I hear the word entitlement, I think of someone who through no fault of his own was born into luxury.  Like the King of France. Entitlement is defined in the dictionary as the fact of having a right to something. But when I think of who I am when I’m fighting traffic among hundreds […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 38: Why Do Millennials Feel Entitled?

When I hear the word entitlement, I think of someone who through no fault of his own was born into luxury.  Like the King of France. Entitlement is defined in the dictionary as the fact of having a right to something. But when I think of who I am when I’m fighting traffic among hundreds […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 37: What Makes Us Narcissistic?

When I hear the word narcissist, I think of something other worldly and extreme – like the greek myth that narcissism is derived from.  It’s easy to write narcism off as something only ancient greek youths wrestled with. When I’m taking communion on the first Sunday of the month, I’m distracted from what the definition […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 36: Why Do We Compare Ourselves To Others?

When I hear the word “compare,” I think of being lesser than, less cool and not measuring up.  It’s easy to compare ourselves to other people. Sometimes I think we all live fake realities.  We censor our lives through status updates and Instagram filters and then we compare our real lives with everyone else’s fake […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 35: Why Do We Worry?

I think I follow a bit of a God pattern.  Here’s what it looks like: I work myself up into a tizzy.  This is usually very melodramatic as no one has died, but rather plans – my plans – have changed. I freak out in my tizzy.  This usually happens at a speed of 0-60 […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 34: Why Does God Feel Like A Product I Have To Sell?

When I invite someone to church, I get uncomfortable.  In fact, the word “invite” needs to be interpreted loosely.  I rarely have the courage to ask somebody to go to church with me. I’d rather throw up my breakfast. – eggs and all. Most of the time, I don’t even really invite them.  I merely […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 33: How Can Good Things Become Idols?

When I hear the word, “idol”, I think of the Israelites worshipping a golden calf in the desert while Moses was away on a mountain. It’s hard to relate to a people bowing down before a hunk of metal in the shape of a bovine.  I’ve never once had the impulse to do this. As […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 32: How Does God Use Us To Reach People?

Sometimes I wonder how God uses us to reach people.  Most of the time I wonder if I should be doing more.  Should I say something?  Should I actively bring up God on purpose, or should I let God open up that opportunity? Most of the time, I think I remain idle.  Content to let […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 31: Marriage Story

This is Confessions of a Closet Christian, the podcast that explores Christianity from a 20-something perspective, relaying modern trends, discoveries, struggles, and pop culture references.  I’m Jana Elizabeth – now Doughty – yes, about that name change. You may have guessed it.  I managed to get married.  It’s the best thing to ever happen to […]

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Confessions Of A Closet Christian 30: Why Is It Hard To Follow God’s Will?

When I think of “God’s Will”, I think of something really ominous – like dark clouds, a thundering voice, and a deep command to go to Antarctica and evangelize to the penguins. I think it’s easy to be afraid of God’s will. Still, I think we can get caught up in waiting for God’s “perfect […]

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Confessions of a Closet Christian 29: Why Is It Hard to Call Sin What It Is?

When I hear the word “sin”, I think of something dark and crusty, like liquid that dried and caked on a beating heart. If we believe that Jesus died for us, then our sins are washed from our hearts.  We’re clean. But still, we continue to sin. Those sins are forgiven, but we do still […]

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