indoubt Podcast Episode 132: Deconversion and Liberal Theology Download Episode
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What do Jen Hatmaker, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Bart Ehrman, and many others have in common? They’ve, in some form or another, deconverted from their once “evangelical” Christian faith. We know this because they’ve publicly made it known. Now, they probably wouldn’t call it a “deconversion” story, but nevertheless, they’ve taken to the blog-podcast-video-internet world to make their stories known. Now, it’s in their stories that we find a kind of outline – a few points that they seem to hit on. We have with us this week author and professor Dr. Michael Kruger to help us see the plot line of the deconversion story. He also helps us see the general beliefs of liberal theology, and provides an encouragement and call for people to stand on the only solid truth-foundation – the Bible.


 

Who is Our Guest?

Dr. Michael Kruger is the President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC. In addition, Michael is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serve as an Associate Pastor (part-time) at his home church, Uptown PCA. He is married to Melissa Kruger, Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Uptown PCA.


Episode Links

The article we’ve been talking about that Michael wrote is called The Power of De-Conversion Stories: How Jen Hatmaker is Trying to Change Minds About the Bible. Also, here’s the first article in his new series: The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity.

 

You can find Michael’s blog, Canon Fodder, here.

 


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