The Deconstruction of the Christian Faith

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

Chronological Snobbery

One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, when listening to the mentality of “younger is smarter/newer is better,” coined the term “chronological snobbery.” To put it in terms everyone can understand, it’s called pride, arrogance and immaturity. I once read the following statement by a young pastor in his early 30’s: … Continue reading Chronological Snobbery

Social Media, Lewis and the Art of Disagreement

A professor of mine, Dr. Michael Ward (University of Oxford), recently wrote a timely article entitled, "C.S. Lewis and the Art of Arguing." In light of how hostile and acrimonious debate can become on social media, I thought a couple of quotes from the essay might provide food-for-thought next time someone challenges your political or … Continue reading Social Media, Lewis and the Art of Disagreement

Love Is Risky Business – But It’s Worth It

"Love hurts" sang the rock band, Nazareth, in 1975. But, the only alternative to never being heart-broken is to never allow oneself to love. So goes the saying, "It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all." C.S. Lewis comments: "Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung … Continue reading Love Is Risky Business – But It’s Worth It