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Observations on Exvangelicals and Deconstructing

June 19th, 2024 | 6 min read

By Jake Meador

In one account in the Gospels Our Lord rebukes a group of religious leaders, telling them that they make their converts twice the sons of hell that they themselves are. It's striking: The fault he lodges with them is not that they are indifferent or that they are failing in their work in some way. Rather, they are quite industrious and actually do see people won to their way of life.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).