Who I Am
I am Crystal Rowe. Wife, mother, daughter, friend. I am what some might call a cradle Lutheran, but more importantly, I am a follower of Christ. I strive to live my life in such a way that the love and grace of God shines through me.
Where I’ve Been
Having first experienced God’s call to ministry at the young age of 16, I went to college as a Theology major with the intention of going to seminary to focus on Youth & Family Ministry. Throughout my college years I had various experiences which made me believe that “the church” is not true to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ – the one we claim to follow. I thought that I could do real ministry better in the world instead of from the pulpit and went to law school.
The deep sense of call I experienced at 16 never left me, and I spent my law school years trying to figure out how to say yes to God’s call while not going to work for the church. After practicing law for just over a year, I was let go due to financial restraints on the firm. Although it seemed at that moment as though my life was falling apart, I also felt a huge sense of relief – like God had given me an opportunity to jump off the ledge and trust that he would lead me in the direction he had prepared for me.
Taking the biggest leap of faith in my life, I moved to Atlanta in search of a new job. For three years, I served as Director of Children & Youth Ministries at a wonderful congregation in Marietta. It was an amazing experience and a great joy to finally be doing that which God has created me to do. Although I am no longer working full time, this season in my life allowed me to truly discover how God works through me.
Some time ago, I also discovered God had created me with the gift of writing and a deep desire to make a difference in the life of the church. Armed with this discovery, I began Soul Munchies – a blog that attempts to tackle tough questions of how the church and our Christian faith can be relevant in our culture and society.
Where I’m Going
I am a dreamer. I want to be part of something big. I want to change the world. I want to surround myself with people who are also dreamers, who also want to be part of something big, who also want to change the world.
I am honored to be an editor here at Bibledude.net. Dan King, the original BibleDude, is one of my greatest mentors and inspirations when it comes to writing and living out our Christian faith. I look forward to the many conversations that we, the Bibledude.net community, embark on and the discoveries that we will make together.
Living in God’s Amazing Grace,
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