While scrolling through Facebook, I saw this image: “If you haven’t deconstructed your parents faith, then you have no faith of your own.” Normally, I would dismiss it as just another cultural bumper sticker. This time, however, it was different. It was my son-in-law’s post that pierced my heart. It was also a clear message from an age that is struggling. The deconstruction and dismantling of Christianity is rampant. It is a cultural undercurrent that pulls young adults from the mainstream church, while also polluting their faith. These aren’t fringe radicals. Many of these are adult children who grew-up in Christian homes such as yours and mine.
Data shows that most teens and adults are open-minded to growing their faith. Many of these adults, however, are dismantling the Christianity they grew-up with. They are making it culturally acceptable by twisting it. Their parents feel helpless, betrayed and confused.
If you have been shaking your head, wondering where all this is coming from, you’re not alone. Millennials are disillusioned with the church and publicly deconstructing their faith in alarming numbers.
It is essential to comprehend where…