Why Do People Leave the Church?

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario and John Marriott discuss deconversion, focusing how individuals lose their faith and how churches and parents can help instill a faith that endures.

About the Contributors

John Marriott

John serves at Biola University as the Director of Global Learning and teaches in the department of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. A former pastor, he holds an M.A. degree from Biola University, an M.A. degree in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology, and a Ph.D. degree in Intercultural Studies from The Cook School of Intercultural Studies. He is a regular guest on the Apologetics.com radio program on 99.5 KKLA in Los Angeles, addressing various contemporary topics relevant to the Christian faith. His radio program Culturally Speaking can be heard weekly on Hope Stream Radio. John is the author of A Recipe For Disaster: How the Church Contributes to the Deconversion Crisis (Wipf & Stock, 2018).

Mikel Del Rosario

Mikel Del Rosario is a PhD student in New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Project Manager for Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. Mikel co-authors The Table Briefing articles in Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith with courage and compassion through his apologetics speaking ministry. He holds a Master of Theology (ThM) from DTS and an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.