SE Podcast #43: Portraying Doubting or “Deconstructing” Christians in Stories

September 25, 2021

“Deconstruction” has become a popular term online over the past year to describe people who are rejecting certain Christian tenets and seeking other answers. Although the term is new, the phenomenon is not, and in today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Daeus Lamb, Rose Sheffler, and Martin Detwiler discuss the importance of portraying doubting or “deconstructing” Christians in fiction.


Should you include these kind of characters in your stories? What situations tend to trigger struggles with faith in real life? What common mistakes do Christians make when depicting characters who question God and Scripture? Our staff members tackle these questions and more in their conversation below.



Are you comfortable showing doubting believers in your stories? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!


View the show notes for this episode here, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Story Embers podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.



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