What is God like? Ever asked that? Or been asked that by someone else? It's not a new question. Meet Philip. On the night before he was crucified, Jesus is comforting his closest friends. At one point, Philip asks, "Lord, show us the Father (God) and we will be satisfied." Translation: What is God like? … Continue reading What is God Like?
The Deconstruction of the Christian Faith Nick Watts, August 2022 Preface The topic about which I'm writing is actually nothing new, certainly not unique to modern times. Jesus, himself, told his disciples two millennia ago, "I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith." I try to always document and … Continue reading The Deconstruction of the Christian Faith
Job (rhymes with robe) buried ten children in a single day. He suffered so terribly he wanted to die. His story is found in the Old Testament book bearing his name. It was customary in those days for friends to come and sit in silence with those who were grieving. To weep with them. To … Continue reading The Ministry of Presence
I read a stat recently that gave me pause. What sociologists call ‘Gen Z’, currently age 6-24, are the most connected, yet loneliest generation in human history. As I considered this, I began to see something more clearly. Since the advent of the smartphone in 2007, we gain more and more virtual friends, yet grow … Continue reading Gen Z – The Loneliest Generation