Deconstruction Reason #4 Fear of Man

No one likes to be intimidated or pressured. I remember standing in the middle of a circle of men in a warehouse with two of my classmates from Bible college one summer day in 1986. The men had discovered that we were Christians preparing for gospel ministry (or to be...

Deconstruction Reason #3 Humanistic Assumptions

The third reason I have seen Christians deconstruct is that they have absorbed and adopted naturalistic approaches to the Bible. I use the term “humanistic” in the title, because all the descriptors that can be used for this error—naturalistic, atheistic, critical,...

Knowing Our Personal God through Suffering

“Do you remember when Dr. Behr was here yesterday?” my wife asked me. I searched my memories but had no recollection of a Dr. Behr. It was Day Six in the hospital and between the fog of opioids and the constant flow of doctors, nurses, cleaners, dining service, and...

Deconstruction Reason #2: Bad Company

Danger skull icon isolated on white background “Do not be deceived; bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33). The second reason I have observed for professing Christians to deconstruct their faith is that they expose their hearts and minds to error (for my...