“Deconstruction” of the Christian faith has been on the rise since the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. However, Brett Younker, a worship artist with Passion music, has another aim: committing to genuine worship.
Jennie Ortega Law writes in the Christian Post:
A 2021 poll from Gallup found that fewer than 50% of Americans belong to a church or religious organization. BreakPoint reported that some of the people leaving the Church are joining a growing demographic known as the ‘nones.’ . . . the overall movement is called ‘deconstruction,’ meaning deconstructing one’s faith and leaving the Church.”
However, there are people who are rising up to spread the Gospel, and Younker said Passion Music’s new EP [Burn Bright] is an encouragement to those who are still holding fast to the faith.
Younker believes young people will pursue Jesus, will burn bright, in spite of the Church’s “deconstruction.”
The worship leader’s passion for continuing great commission in an evil world is evident. “I just love the simplicity of the message,” he says emphatically in a video posted along with Law’s article, “that’s what it felt like getting in the same room and saying, ‘Hey, Jesus, is great and His glory is central.”
Younker’s worked through the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic with determination.
“I can walk through the hardships of this world, I can walk through the brokenness of this world because I’ve seen something so much greater, and I’ve seen someone who is better and stronger,” he said. “So I think that’s what [Passion] is, I think it’s our hearts not settling, our lives not settling, for something that is less than the greatest thing in the world.”
Law writes that, “many who are ‘deconstructing’ have spoken out about their experiences getting hurt by people inside the Church.”
But Younker is not letting his pain taint his worship:
“I’m different, so I’m sure my worship is as well. I think that God refines all of us, and we all grow in our relationship with Jesus, and hopefully, by God’s grace, we’re becoming more like Him.”
He continues, “I think things simplified for me where, maybe things that I thought were important don’t seem as important to me anymore, but the basics of walking with Jesus and walking in the calling.”
You can read Law’s entire article here.