Many Christians today–especially evangelicals–say that they are in the process of “deconstructing” their faith. Disillusioned with the way their fellow evangelicals support Donald Trump, are complicit in social injustice, are caught in sex scandals, or commit other faults that they become aware of, these Christians are scrutinizing their personal faith–questioning what they have been taught and examining how they came to believe it. After such “deconstruction,” some people abandon Christianity altogether, while others “re-construct” it in a different way.
James Walden at Mere Orthodoxy discusses this phenomenon and relates it to Luther’s Theology of the Cross. While Luther is indeed a valuable resource who can help contemporary Christians sort out their problems and confusions, I’m not sure that either “deconstruction” or “Theology of the Cross” accurately describes what disillusioned evangelicals are doing.