Christian rap artist Lecrae has reignited debate about deconstructing faith, tweeting on Wednesday that one type is “healthy” but “the other is dangerous.”
“One type of deconstruction actually involves using scriptures to deconstruct unhealthy ideas and practices,” Lecrae said. “Christ himself did this by deconstructing the Pharisees interpretation of scripture. ‘You have heard it said but I say…’ using Scripture to challenge things. Healthy.”
He contrasted this with millennials “using culture to challenge scripture.” He explained: “This often leads to culture taking precedence over scripture & sadly people begin to deconstruct themselves out of the faith. We begin to question the Bible because it doesn’t line up w/ culture. Unhealthy.”
The Atlanta-based artist, whose full name is Lecrae Moore, added that the result of his own deconstruction has been positive.
“A lot of Christians are afraid of ‘Deconstruction,’” Lecrae tweeted. “I’ve…