Facts Before Faith podcast/ I get to perform communion Xmas eve

So I have not been back in 2 years or so. So life has a drastic positive change for me. I have settled in as a software engineer, and I love bragging and being self absorbed- what are blogs for anyway?- and now have a job doing software testing avionics software (aerospace) and I FINALLY have a 401k and health benefits and employer matching on both, though they are a Christian based company, but not enforced. And I am getting married in June of 2014, so life went from bleak to grand! Now on to the topic

Facts before faith is a growing podcast in the west michigan area, and...yours truly is a co-host! So please have a listen. Martin Kale started the podcast as a madman looking to give light to fellow w.michigan atheists agnostics, but being a single podcaster is somewhat boring in my opinion, and asked if myself and other co-host Tim Van Haitsma would be apart of the goodies, so the first several episodes are just him and his boring rants, later on it is our boring rants surfacing to add to the mayhem. It is explicitly crude comedic, entertaining, and has a gag reel at the end of most episodes to add to the hilarity.

Now. That being said. I am serving communion tonight at the Xmas eve service with the fiancé and her family. How about that, an atheist serving communion on Xmas eve. My mother would be surprised and proud, though that is shortly lived after the fact that I have an atheist podcast once a month

New beginnings, conquered obstacles, and great life makes me happy, one could say I am blessed...errr something to that extent.

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Comment by James Cox on December 25, 2013 at 10:45am

I expect the communion did not include the 'sacred bean dip'?

Comment by Jake W. Andrews on December 25, 2013 at 1:08pm
No bean dip. Just blood of Christ. Though someone commented that they usually hear "sacrament of Christ" given for you. It seems there is a politically correct term for the wine now.
Comment by Diane on December 25, 2013 at 11:03pm

You should have said, "Liquid Transubstantiation of Christ" That would get them thinking for sure.

Comment by Jake W. Andrews on December 25, 2013 at 11:32pm

Good point. I think people at this church might chuckle a bit at that, and I have frequently gone to the adult Sunday school class, not "that" kind of adult, and the older folks are moderate liberals, most are even against the local conservatives efforts to not be a reconcilatory church and have gays/lesbian/bi/transgendered sons and daughters and are fighting to change the insides of the church. So I only presume they would find that funny.
Comment by Jake W. Andrews on December 25, 2013 at 11:33pm
But I have been wrong about people's biases and beliefs before, so assumptions prove nothing.
Comment by Ed on December 26, 2013 at 10:14am


Can I assume you will be entering into the institution of marriage with both of you having a tolerance for the other's religious viewpoint? Do you have plans for children of your own?

Comment by Jake W. Andrews on December 28, 2013 at 11:23pm
Your assumption is right on both counts.
Comment by Facts Before Faith on January 2, 2014 at 5:13pm

Love the post Jake. Very funny and accurate. Those first 4 episodes were so pure too with no swearing. Now they are filthy, but more entertaining.

Congrats on the engagement. And also, I don't think there was any real Jesus meat in my communion wafer. What are you trying to pull?

Comment by Jake W. Andrews on January 2, 2014 at 6:08pm

@Facts B4 Faith

Hoodwinked my good sir! There was never any Jesus meat to begin with. likely that was pulled from someone's no-no priest hole.


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