Self-described “Recovering Atheist” Joe Taylor became a Christian in the early ‘90s through a methodical, logical process. Once he accepted the fact that there is a God – an entity outside of space and time that created and oversees all that exists – he had to figure out which “God” is the true God. Upon further exploration of many world religions, Joe felt an affinity with Christianity.
Why Christianity? There are many reasons, but four main points drew Joe in:
∙ The historical accuracy of the Bible.
∙ The amazing ability of Jesus Christ to both relate to and convey the human experience.
∙ The historical authenticity of the resurrection of Jesus.
∙ The fact that in Christianity, God comes to Man rather than forcing Man to come to God.
Joe feels that despite being given the gift of grace and forgiveness, some Christians do the faith a disservice by rejecting others due to perceived “sin” – things like lifestyle, current religious beliefs, and past or current indiscretions. He chooses to remember that the model Jesus set was to befriend the worst of us, and through relationship, grace, and empathy, bring them closer to God.
With his strong business background, Joe transferred these skills to create the successful Internet radio show On Faith’s Edge. Founded in 2013, this weekly show brings you conversations with entertainers, musicians, authors, professional athletes, and business influencers about God and living a life of faith. Past guests include Michael Sweet from Stryper, Petra’s John Schlitt, Pat Boone, Joel Smallbone of For King & Country, comedian Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, and baseball legend Darryl Strawberry. Through these engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking interviews, Joe enjoys bringing people closer to a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is known for his deep, insightful questions about faith and his quest for transparent answers. Through the segment “Your Story,” Joe connects with real listeners sharing their stories of faith.
In his free time, Joe can be found road biking, “Grandpa’ing,” and spending time with his wife of 25 years, Karin, and their family. They make their home in Cincinnati, Ohio.