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

Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021

The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1 **for Part 2 of 2 click here. THE ART OF WELCOMING Introduction: Environment carries much more power than we give it credit for. Think back to the theme song to the beloved sitcom, Cheers: ‘Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows … Continue reading Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021

The Most Important Question One Will Ever Answer: “Who is Jesus?”

In 1st century Palestine people were asking the same question people are asking today: "Who IS this guy??" In his gospel, John records, "While some said, 'He is a good man,' others said, 'No, he is leading people astray." (7:12) Later, in 8:25, the Jews ask Jesus incredulously, "Who ARE you??" Again, in 8:48-53: "The … Continue reading The Most Important Question One Will Ever Answer: “Who is Jesus?”

Preaching With the Listener in Mind

One very wise author once wrote, "Too often, preachers focus solely on whether or not there had been great Bible teaching on Sunday morning, when they should also be asking themselves whether or not there was any great Bible LEARNING." ouch. Recently, I came across the following quote by the 19th century, British preacher, Charles … Continue reading Preaching With the Listener in Mind