Posts under "Postmodern Philosophy, Theology, and Culture"

The Bible After Deconstruction

May 1st, 2024 / 1 Comment

In God After Deconstruction, Tripp Fuller and I explore the problems scripture presents. We show that the Bible has errors, discrepancies, mistakes, and internal inconsistencies. It is not the sure and certain foundation so many people expect, and deconstructors are right to rethink scripture. But if the Bible can’t always be trusted, then what should […]

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After Certainty and Absolute Mystery

April 14th, 2024 / 2 Comments

In our book God After Deconstruction, Tripp Fuller and I explore the problems of both certainty and absolute mystery. The loss of certainty is common among most deconstruction stories. But the alternative — absolute mystery — makes almost as little sense. Our experience and the experiences of others—in multifarious forms—provide reasons to believe in God. […]

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Trump and Deconstruction

March 11th, 2024 / No Comments

In our forthcoming book, God After Deconstruction, Tripp Fuller and I address nine reasons many are deconstructing. One reason is Christian Nationalism. We then offer an open and relational theology alternative. The sections below come from the book’s chapter on Christian Nationalism. We start by pointing to the election of Donald Trump as the tipping […]

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Trump and Deconstruction

March 11th, 2024 / 5 Comments

In our forthcoming book, God After Deconstruction, Tripp Fuller and I address nine reasons many are deconstructing. One reason is Christian Nationalism. We then offer an open and relational alternative. The sections below come from the book’s chapter on Christian Nationalism. We start by pointing to the election of Donald Trump as the tipping point […]

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Barbie and Our Purpose

February 25th, 2024 / No Comments

Tripp Fuller and I have written a book called God After Deconstruction. It will be available in April 2024. Among the issues we discuss is how to think about purpose after the traditional God is deconstructed. Here’s an excerpt from the book, which builds on the Barbie movie. What Was I Made For? In the […]

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Queer Deconstruction

January 30th, 2024 / No Comments

Tripp Fuller and I have spent much of the last ten days recording discussions for a class called God After Deconstruction. It’s a “pay what you can” class, and we encourage you to sign up. Tripp and I are also organizing in-person God After Deconstruction conferences, the first of which is February 9-10 at Drew […]

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Why We Deconstruct: Evolution, COVID, & Climate Change

January 10th, 2024 / 1 Comment

Tripp Fuller and I are writing a project we’re calling God After Deconstruction. We’re doing an online class starting soon on the subject, and we encourage you to sign up for it. We’re also organizing in-person God After Deconstruction conferences, the first of which is February 9-10 at Drew University in New Jersey. The second […]

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Doubt and Deconstruction

November 12th, 2023 / 12 Comments

Tripp Fuller and I are writing a book, doing a podcast class, and holding an in-person lecture tour on the theme, “God After Deconstruction.” Doubt is a common thread among the deconstruction stories we hear. Here’s a draft of our book-in-progress that explores certainty, doubt, and deconstruction. Biblical Certainty Sarah grew up in a “Bible-believing” household. […]

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