Faith Deconstruction: Helpful or Destructive?

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Deconstruction is a phrase that is becoming increasingly common. Many even in the faith community have started using this phrase. What is the result of this phenomenon? How is it impacting young people of faith? Is there anything useful or redeeming about it or is it always destructive? Today, we trace the evolution of deconstruction back to its philosophical roots with Jacques Derrida and unpack how it’s reshaping Western thought and the spiritual landscape inside many churches. We look at this in a historical context and consider the worldviews behind this phenomenon of deconstruction. Finally, we examine the rising trend of faith deconstruction in Christian culture, looking at what it is, who is doing it, why it’s happening, and how we can respond to those who say they are deconstructing their faith.

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The idea of faith deconstruction has become increasingly popular. Is there anything redemptive about it? Or is it always destructive? See what's behind it in our new podcast episode from "Ideas Have Consequences."

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A Toxic New Religion: Understanding the Postmodern, Neo-Marxist Faith that Seeks to Destroy the Judeo-Christian Culture of the West

By Scott D. Allen and Darrow L. Miller

Make no mistake: This new ideology is deadly serious.

It is nothing less than a kind of cultural acid, eating away at the central pillars of a free and open society. Yale University is supposed to represent dialogue and learning. What happens when we can no longer openly dialogue, debate, and discuss different viewpoints because we fear offending someone who may claim our speech was “violence,” leading to our public shaming or loss of employment?

What kind of culture will this new ideology produce? Download the FREE eBook.

The Deconstruction of Christianity: What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond

By Alisa Childers and Tim Barnett

Alisa and Tim help the reader to deconstruct the deconstructionists and thus to respond to them, both with arguments and with love and sensitivity. This is a timely book! — Carl Trueman, author of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

A movement called ‘deconstruction’ is sweeping through our churches and it is affecting our loved ones. It has disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed the faith of so many, and this book can help you not only understand what’s happening but also stand your ground and respond with clarity and confidence.

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