In a recent interview with The Christian Post, members of the Christian rock band Kutless addressed various topics, including early criticisms of the band for playing rock music, the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album and the recent trend of deconstructionism in the church.
Samuel Rodriguez, the pastor of New Season Worship in Sacramento, California, told his congregation in his most recent sermon that there are “powerful forces” creating an “atmosphere of deconstructionism, anarchy, chaos and relativism” that is trying to “change” the truths about God.
Two-time Grammy Award-nominated Christian rapper Brady “Phanatik” Goodwin recently confirmed the rumors that he is no longer a Christian. In a 24-minute video, the singer publicly renounced Christianity after years of harboring doubts about the faith.
Increasingly, the term “deconstruction” is being used prescriptively: recommended, especially to those questioning what they’ve grown up with, as a courageous thing to do. To applaud or even recommend deconstruction lands somewhere between unhelpful and dangerous.