Back in July of 2019, Josh Harris, author of the popular book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," kissed his whole faith goodbye. He was one of several evangelicals who joined the so-called deconstruction movement. Baptist Pastor Tony Campolo's son, Bart, Hillsong's Marty Sampson, and Pastor Dave Gass did likewise. In fact, nearly 30,000 Instagram posts went on to bear the "deconstruction" hashtag.
MercyMe's Bart Millard recently told The Christian Post that the deconstruction of the Christian faith was sort of the flavor of the month for a while.
"I think we've all asked the same kind of questions, like why do bad things happen to good people; I just didn't get an Instagram account and start talking about it that much," Millard shared. "I think we've all kicked the tires of our faith, but it didn't necessarily mean we're stepping away from it."
The theme of their 11th studio project, "Always Only Jesus," is to declare that Jesus must be the focal point in every believer's life, regardless of what is going on in the world. The band recognizes that Jesus is the only one who can unify the Body, and they wanted to remind themselves and others that God is the one who moves mountains.
"Who am I to ever think of not worshiping you if I have a true understanding of who you are," Millard submits.
The 10-song album became available everywhere on October 21.