This edition of ReligionLink provides you with a range of resources and potential sources to cover how American Christianity’s traumas and political entanglements have triggered a crisis of faith for exvangelicals.
Joshua Harris is the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which significantly shaped Christian purity culture. In 2018, Harris disavowed the book, discontinued its publication and later announced his departure from the Christian faith. Contact through his website.
R Scott Okamoto is is a writer and musician from Los Angeles who deconstructed his faith while an English professor at Azusa Pacific University. He is host of the “Chapel Probation” podcast.
Meghan Crozier is a writer and podcast host based in Washington exploring such topics as faith deconstruction, spirituality, equality, justice, culture, mental health and religion. Contact through her website.
Micah J. Murray is a self-styled “minister of deconstruction” who hosts the “Existential Happy Hour” podcast and is an M.Div. student at United Theological Seminary. Contact through his website.
Philip Yancey is a former journalist and author of numerous books on faith and spirituality, including The Jesus I Never Knew and What’s So Amazing About Grace? His memoir Where the Light Fell recounts his growing up in the fundamentalist U.S. South.
Andre Henry is a singer-songwriter, activist and columnist for Religion News Service.He is the author of All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep.