Joshua Harris, the author of the bestselling I Kissed Dating Goodbye, notoriously deconstructed his faith. Unfortunately the deconstruction of faith is a common issue, so prevalent that the Bible provides ample warning ahead of time. Hebrews 6:1-8 tells us:
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do, if God permits. 4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. 7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.
Unfortunately, Joshua Harris false in this category. And since being a middle-aged former pastor, he decided to monetize his skills to help others deconstruct their faiths as well. For $275 you can take his online class to help you figure out how to leave Christianity behind. This is wicked. And if you’ve personally been traumatized by Joshua Harris of purity culture, you get a free scholarship for the course.
But this is not all that Joshua Harris is up to. Since he can no longer profit from religion, he has become a brand coach which is an industry that preys on entrepreneurs to make them conform to a system that has no real baring on whether their businesses succeeds. He charges $1750 for these services.
It seems like this transition is easy to explain. He was in Big Eva and left to do “brand coaching” which is a step above “life coaching.” Both of these are all to common in the Algorithmic Christianity we are seeing drive churches today.