WinteryKnight posted a couple weeks ago about how Kevin Max formerly of DC talk isn’t a Christian anymore. Sad cause DC talk was one of my favorite bands growing up. WK does good analysis that most Christians nowadays aren’t grounded in solid apologetics on why God exists and why the Christian faith is true. If their faith is based on a foundation of feelings it is bound to crumble as it not based on a strong foundation.
However, the part I wanted to cover wasn’t Kevin Max and DC talk about I saw another guy who’s name is familiar in the article the WK linked:
Max’s comments come not long after former DesiringGod.org writer Paul Maxwell announced he is no longer a Christian, which he said in April “feels really good” and has made him “really happy.” Former Christian recording artist Jonathan Steingard has also left his Christian faith. In May 2020, he said, “I am now finding that I no longer believe in God.”
One of theologian John Piper’s sons, Abraham, has also been open about abandoning his faith, saying he just doesn’t believe ultimate meaning exists.
You may remember Maxwell from this SIMP article: Real men don’t love strong women.
After that piece he seems to have somewhat found the manosphere because he participated in the theopolis institute series on the manosphere. Paul Maxwell’s The Measure of a man. While he had gained a wider perspective of potential truth, he and the other theopolis writers didn’t quite get there because they kept trying to intermix boomer theology and “red pill” observations. Measure of a man seems to have been written after that supposed May 2020 confession, so I guess he was mimicking being a Christian still after that.
In any case, it seems his journey has taken a turn for the worse in that he is no longer a believer. Wish I could say that these things aren’t uncommon, but if someone is being blown to and fro by feminism and then the secular manosphere it’s not really a surprise that they will turn away from God. Many Christians seem to get pulled into the secular manosphere and lose their faith. Some find their way back through the Christian manosphere and ironically some through Jordan Peterson. However, the Church in general needs to do better with the Truth and especially on things like apologetics.
Hopefully, God can use the actual Truth to pull him back. I had my own similar journey when I was post-college where I was agnostic about God for a while due to not strong roots in the faith or apologetics, so it’s not the end for anyone as long as they’re open to seeking the Truth.