Making Believe

Conversions come in many forms.

Over lunch early in my freshman year, my friend Madeleine Witt told me she had been at a Yale Students for Christ retreat that weekend. I asked her how it had gone. She smiled. “I had the most intense religious experience of my life,” she said. “It completely changed my relationship with Jesus.” For the rest of the day, I puzzled over those words. I’d thought religion was something people only found, or sought to deepen, in times of need. Witt was a talented artist. . . Read more
Aaron Gertler