Why Are Our Kids Deconstructing Their Faith?

Episode 796 Show Notes 

From the Show

What people mean by “deconstruction” is that they are calling into question and even rejecting many of the doctrines they were brought up with. And a lot of young people are shaped more by media, social media, and the broader culture than they are by the gospel. The sociologist Christian Smith talks about this, saying that the religion that the youth are raised in can be called “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.” It’s moralistic in the sense that God wants us to do good things, it’s therapeutic in that God wants us to be happy and healthy, and its deistic because God is depicted as something out there that is kind of watching over us, but isn’t involved in our lives. Many young people are brought up in this type of religion that isn’t rooted in the Word of God.

Adriel Sanchez

Why Are Our Kids Deconstructing Their Faith?

Questions in this Episode

  1. How can God be good if he also created sin?
  2. Do the Old Testament laws regarding remarriage apply to Gentiles in the church today?
  3. Was the biblical canon decided at the Council of Nicaea?
  4. When you say that you don’t believe in the rapture, what resources do you have to support that view?
  5. I was taught growing up that God only hears our prayers if we are clothed while we pray them. Can we really not pray in the shower?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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