I am seeing the following four things happening as people deconstruct and reconstruct their Christian beliefs:
1. A divestment of belief in the “God” and fundamental premises of traditional Christian theology.
2. Coming to grips with contemporary culture and the modern world view as a necessary component of responsible theological work.
3. Varying degrees and forms of alienation from the church as it is now constituted.
4. Rethinking how the person Jesus is significant in theological reflection.