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Leaving behind a ‘I just believe it’ Christianity

There have been some unsettling stories of high-profile Christian leaders turning their backs on the faith over the past few months.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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Harris’ ‘Goodbye’

Joshua Harris, best-selling author and successor to C.J. Mahaney at Covenant Life Church in America, issued a statement on Instagram in July 2019 revealing that he was no longer a Christian. He had already distanced himself from his highly influential book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, and was separated from his wife of 20 years. His social media post declared: ‘I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus. The popular phrase for this is “deconstruction,” the biblical phrase is “falling away”. By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.’