We live in crazy times.
We also live in unprecedented times. I’m a local worship and teaching pastor at Church 212° in Palm Desert California and starting a new blog. In this brief post I’m going to explain why.
At this writing we are 5 months into lockdown. When the pandemic hit March 15th, 2020, our church immediately began innovating the digital world to continue our mission and better love the people in our church and community.
As leadership podcaster Carey Nieuwhof says, crisis is an accelerator for innovation.
It’s been an interesting ride. We’ve had wins, failures, and a few disasters. But, we haven’t quit. That’s the key right? I’ve been quoting John Maxwell quite a bit, “turn your mistakes into stepping stones for success.” (Maxwell, FF)
But Covid-19 isn’t the only crisis we are facing. In a growing age of skepticism we are in a crisis of truth. And it’s the pounding issues of our culture, especially on young people that lead me to start this blog.Covid-19 isn’t the only crisis we are facing. In a growing age of skepticism we are in a crisis of truth. Click To Tweet
Searching For Truth
I got on FaceTime with a teenager the other day who is starting to think he’s an atheist. Although he grew up in a Christian home, he’s now being introduced to many philosophies about God, science, and the Bible.
There’s many stats about young people leaving the Christian faith because their questions aren’t getting answered. Stats I’ll share with you soon.
For now it’s important to note–we celebrate people who are questioning their faith! In fact, we want to cultivate an environment where doubt is okay. It’s when we examine the claims of faith that we discover what we believe and why we believe it.
I’m sure you sense we live in a time where the line between truth and falsehood is blurred. Because of information everywhere, many are skeptical and struggling to make sense of their faith.
Why the Blog
My purpose is two-fold.
I’m starting this blog to invite skeptics to continue their quest of examining the claims of Christianity, hence the name “FaithQuestions.net.” Simultaneously, I hope to strengthen Christians with tools and confidence to resiliently follow Jesus in uncertain times.
I want to help you believe what you believe not because your parents or professor told you, but because you have examined the Person of Jesus yourself and have come to your own conclusions.
As previously stated here, I will be exploring the four central concepts of a worldview: origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.
Ultimately, I believe Jesus offers a better way to live in this world, and I hope many discover that.
Launching September 1st
Starting in September, I’ll dive deeper into the content mentioned in this post. Soon after that, I will launch an audio and video podcast already available on several outlets with a Coming Soon message.
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