September 9, 2019

As I’m preparing to launch Square 1 – a new 90-day transformational program that helps people move from Deconstruction to Reconstruction – I feel the need to clarify a few things about “Reconstruction.” Specifically, the notion that “Reconstruction” of our faith involves telling people what to believe. For the record: Reconstruction has nothing to do with Re-Indoctrination. Think about it: You’ve just spent months, perhaps years, re-thinking and deconstructing your Christian faith; questioning the doctrines your pastors and parents and… Read more

September 6, 2019

  For the last 12 years or so, I’ve been going through the long, slow and painful process of Deconstruction. That has meant questioning and re-thinking everything I thought I knew about the Gospel, Salvation, the Crucifixion, Resurrection, the Second Coming of Christ, the Bible, the Church, and pretty much everything in between. Along the way this process has meant tossing aside some beliefs that I discovered were based more on tradition than on anything Jesus actually taught, or what… Read more

September 5, 2019

Forgiveness. It’s one of the very hardest things in the world for most of us to do. Yet, Jesus commands us to forgive others. And not only to forgive them, but to forgive them in the same way that we have been forgiven by God. Jesus expresses it this way: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” [John 13:34; and John 15:12]  But Paul puts… Read more

September 4, 2019

Deconstruction isn’t easy. I think anyone who has gone through it, or still going through it, can agree with that. Losing friends, fellowship and family as you shed your theological beliefs is one of the most excruciating things imaginable. Many people end up feeling isolated, rejected and confused, without any idea where to go next or what to believe about God, the Bible or reality itself. Without someone to help you through this process, it’s doubtful that you will come… Read more

August 30, 2019

When you’ve deconstructed your faith, where do you go next? When you’ve abandoned your faith, but your friends and family have abandoned you, where do you go to start again? You go back to square one. That’s what I’ve done so many times in my life. I’ve doubted my faith, questioned the answers and found myself having to go back to the beginning to re-think and re-form and re-fresh my mind to figure out what I believe, and why. This… Read more

August 29, 2019

I realized something today: My focus needs to shift from helping people deconstruct their faith to helping people reconstruct their faith. It’s a pretty big realization for me. And, to be honest, it’s not easy for me to make that shift. I’ve spent over 12 years blogging about my own deconstruction process, and an equal amount of time writing books about why we need to look at the Gospel, and the Church and the Church and the Bible from a… Read more

August 27, 2019

When  it comes to Deconstructing our Christian Faith, there are 6 main pillars that hold everything up. Once these pillars begin to crumble, the entire structure starts to fall apart. The first pillar of Christian Deconstrution is: The Bible. This is odd since one would assume that the foundation of the Christian faith would be “Christ”, but that’s not the case, unfortunately. For most Evangelical Christians, especially, the Bible is their authority, and they will gladly affirm this if you’re… Read more

August 23, 2019

  Anyone who has deconstructed their faith in any way should understand what I mean by “detox.” It’s that period of time where you have to unlearn all the bad theology and screwy doctrines that you picked up in the Christian tradition you grew up in. That means unlearning everything you thought you knew about tithing, about spiritual covering, about pastoral authority, and about what it means to “be” the church rather simply attend a meeting once a week. It… Read more

August 22, 2019

Over the last 11 years, I’ve been going through the painful process of Deconstruction. And make no mistake: It IS a painful process. Losing faith means losing friends, fellowship and yes, sometimes even family along the way. This is not easy. Which is why recent reactions to some of the more high-profile Christians who have questioned their faith or walked away entirely have been painful to watch. Like this clip where the lead singer for a B-list Christian “Rock” band… Read more

August 21, 2019

  It’s quite disturbing to me that so many Christian churches today are continually fixated on how sinful we all are. They constantly remind us that we are unworthy and that our sins are filthy and that this keeps us separated from God. But then, in the very same breath, they will remind us that Jesus is the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World.” So, which is it? I mean, if the Good News of… Read more

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