Reconstructing Faith
About Lesson

I wrote a post a while back about evangelism and ex-evangelicals/deconstructing Christians. I’ll summarize briefly here.

From what I understand Evangelicals are generally those who are interesting in sharing Christianity with others and appealing to modern people. They don’t want to be weighed down by dogma and past tradition that they might have grown out of. They don’t want to be tied to certain denominations with negative connotations. They want to be up to date with what is going on in the world today and appeal to younger people.  

There’s some good things about evangelicals, but also flaws as well. The podcast The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill details a lot of issues within Evangelicalism. Some of these issues are causing trauma were legalism from the belief in inerrancy, non-loving actions/words towards LGBTQ, rape/sexual abuse and resulting cover-up, charismatic leaders who abused their power, unethical working hours for employees in the church. 

Not all Evangelical churches have all/some of these issues, but many do. Obviously there’s some things wrong in this movement that propitiate these issues.   

Many people, yourself maybe included, have experienced these or other issues as Evangelicals. Many have moved on in what is now known as the deconstruction movement. The question is what have these people moved on to? My next lesson is on where many Christians have moved towards.