A prank phone call that backfired beautifully

I’ve known a lot of former atheists over the years. One of my very favorites is Jennifer Fulwiler. Among the reasons I like her so much (there are many) is that she’s a skilled and insightful writer. I’m happy to say that she writes a regular column for us at Envoy Magazine.

For the moment, though, I’d like to direct your attention to her blog, where she posted an unexpectedly powerful story about how she tried to prank a telemarketer, back when she was a Christan-despising atheist. As you’ll see, she didn’t expect the results she got, and I didn’t expect that the story would move me as much as it did. I really think you’ll like it, too.

P.S. Jennifer wrote the cover story in this next issue of Envoy Magazine (vol. 9.4). It’s called “Up From Atheism.” As soon as it’s out, I’ll let you know.

(Jennifer Fulwiler not shown actual size)


  1. Elizabeth

    I read that yesterday, and wondered how much that telemarketer's prayers helped lead to her eventual conversion… God is SO good!

  2. Ismael

    Ms. Fulwiler was kind of a 'meanie' in her atheist days (we all have our flaws after all)… but it is very uplifting to see that even an atheist who likes to make fun of Christians can find Christ. 🙂

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