Exvangelical Deconstruction

Andrew, Alastair, and Matt discuss the new trend of Evangelicals prominently deconstructing their faith.

What’s the difference between someone “deconstructing their faith” and plain old apostasy? Are Exvangelicals really leaving Christianity? Andrew, Alastair, and Matt discuss the new trend of Evangelicals prominently deconstructing their faith and what it means for the church and the doctrine of assurance.

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Three-Person'd Podcast
The Deconstruction Trend
Is deconstruction just apostasy?
Is it an American thing?
Incentives to Become Exvangelical
The Totalizing Culture of Evangelicalism
Where are they going?
Non-Theological Critique of the Church
Sympathy with Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Helpful and Unhelpful Responses from the Church
Losing Salvation

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