I consider my deconstruction as more of an untangling. After traveling and seeing the global church at work, I suddenly realized that my version of Jesus was tangled up with so much culture.
I kept Jesus — but I went to the gospels to see him for myself.

I kept church — but I stopped expecting it to have all the answers or to look a specific way.

I kept my commitment to God — but I let go of my need for certainty & embraced more ambiguity & comfort with questions.
I stopped boxing God in. I stopped boxing Christianity and its expression in. I stopped idealizing an idea of community and embraced imperfect (not abusive) humans loving and learning together.
America. White Evangelicalism. They fall short every time. Once I untangled them from my faith I realized that Jesus is better. The church is deeper and wider. And this is the faith I find such joy in that I share it with others now.

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Church services may be scalable, but discipleship is not.
And having more people in attendance does not necessarily mean you are faithfully executing God's mission in your community.
You can't mass-produce disciples because discipleship is not scalable like products are. You can only mass-produce consumers.
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