On that "Deconstructing" Thingie
Over at Christianity Today Kristen Sanders writes on the value and perils of “deconstructing” Christian faith. Apparently, this is a thing in Christianity now. Her article, “Wait, You’re Not Deconstructing?” is as insightful as it is practical.
Here are a couple quotes:
There is a difference between what we do not know, due to our earthly limitations or lack of intellect or experience, and what we cannot know, due to the constraints of human knowledge. Many of our theological problems arise from our inability to tell the difference.
It is tempting to treat deconstruction as only an arrogant endeavor, but there are many and varied reasons individuals might want to revisit their Christian practice and belief. Most have to do with doubt about the trustworthiness of former beliefs—and that’s not always bad, nor is it always leaving a good faith for a worse one.