Watchtower Study Review “Listen to Discipline and Become Wise” May 28-June3, 2018

Reviewing the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition for the week of May 28-June 3. Topics of discussion: Omitting Jesus, the Divine Name in the Christian Scriptures, the Organization, Disfellowshipping/Shunning, Judicial Committees, Second Chance Doctrine, the Atonement, the Governing Body Subscribe to the JW Review in iTunes and please consider rating this podcast!  

Watchtower Study Review – “Parents, Are You Helping Your Child Progress to Baptism?” May 7-13, 2018

Reviewing the Study Article, “Parents, Are You Helping Your Child Progress to Baptism?” in the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: JW.org online library update (go HERE for my written article on the topic), baptism, disfellowshipping/shunning, second chance doctrine. Subscribe to the JW Review Podcast in iTunes HERE (please consider rating and reviewing … More Watchtower Study Review – “Parents, Are You Helping Your Child Progress to Baptism?” May 7-13, 2018

My Thoughts on the Recent JW.org Online Library Updates

Until recently, if you wanted to obtain information from Watchtower publications going back to the 1950’s through the 1990’s, you either had to have the printed publications, access to the Watchtower Library CD-ROM, or worse, scans of the publications.  This made the situation quite difficult for non-JW’s and their interactions with JW’s.  Here’s why: A … More My Thoughts on the Recent JW.org Online Library Updates

Watchtower Study Review – “Baptism—A Requirement for Christians” – April 30 – May6, 2018

Reviewing the study article, “Baptism – A Requirement for Christians” in the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: baptism, second chance doctrine, Jesus as mediator, disfellowshipping/shunning Subscribe to the JW Review Podcast in iTunes HERE and don’t forget to rate it!   JW.org sources cited in this podcast: Organized to do Jehovah’s Will JW.org … More Watchtower Study Review – “Baptism—A Requirement for Christians” – April 30 – May6, 2018

JW.org quotes – Jesus Mediates Only for the Anointed Class of 144,000

This will be a work in progress, especially as new quotes come out to support this Watchtower doctrine.  Keep in mind that this post is not intended to be an argument for or against this Watchtower teaching.  Rather, it’s meant to be a resource to accurately represent Watchtower teachings from their own sources.  If you’re … More JW.org quotes – Jesus Mediates Only for the Anointed Class of 144,000

Watchtower Christian Life and Ministry Review – April 16-22, 2018

Reviewing the April Christian Life and Ministry for the week of April 16-22, 2018.  I apologize for the blank spaces in the video/audio.  I had a power outage during my editing, which shut everything down and compromised the file.  Great timing! Topics of discussion: forgiveness of sins, the resurrection, Christology, 1919, the new birth Subscribe … More Watchtower Christian Life and Ministry Review – April 16-22, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?” April 16-22, 2018

Reviewing the study article, “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person” in the February 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: reading Bible verses in context, examining the teachings of men, the authority of the Governing Body, compassion for shunning victims, the two classes.   JW.org sources cited: 7 Elders who are reading this … More Watchtower Study Review – “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?” April 16-22, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?” – March 19-25, 2018

Reviewing the article, “What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: the great crowd and anointed class, the Watchtower’s omission of Christ, and yearbook stats.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – “What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?” – March 19-25, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?” – March 12-18, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: non-JW’s partaking at the memorial and giving to the JW organization   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the podcast.

Watchtower Study Review – “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” – March 5-11, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition.  Admittedly, I struggled to explain the Watchtower’s resurrection doctrine.  There is much to criticize, but also much to learn as it’s important we accurately represent the JW’s in what they believe. Topics of discussion: The Lord’s Supper, the “faith examination … More Watchtower Study Review – “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” – March 5-11, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “He Gives Power to the Tired One” – February 26 – March 4, 2018

Reviewing the article, “He Gives Power to the Tired One” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: The burdens of JW activities, prayer to Jesus, children of God vs. friends of God, confession of sins to elders.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  … More Watchtower Study Review – “He Gives Power to the Tired One” – February 26 – March 4, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” – February 19-25, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: Baptism and salvation, Obeying God before men, friendship or sonship with God, Watchtower’s continued diminishment of Jesus, the Divine Name in the Christian Scriptures, and being a witness for Jesus.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW … More Watchtower Study Review – “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” – February 19-25, 2018

JW Broadcast Review – January 2018

Apologies for the poor playback quality on the Watchtower video.  Figured it’d be better to leave it up rather than take it down. Reviewing the January 2018 JW Broadcast.  Topics of discussion: 1919, types/anti-types, and proving the true religion.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings … More JW Broadcast Review – January 2018

JW.org Authority Quotes

I decided to create a compilation of authority quotes (that is, from the Governing Body) that can be easily linked to JW.org.  Until relatively recently, it was somewhat difficult for the non-JW to track down Watchtower quotes from the original source.  Now, with the online library at our disposal, we can easily link to the source … More JW.org Authority Quotes

Watchtower Study Review – “Help Your Children Become ‘Wise for Salvation'” – February 12-18, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Help Your Children Become ‘Wise for Salvation’” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: Correcting my error from last week’s Podcast, Watchtower’s lack of Jesus, applying critical thinking to Governing Body teachings, loving Jesus, Watchtower’s doctrinal changes and how to approach it, the cost of becoming a JW, and … More Watchtower Study Review – “Help Your Children Become ‘Wise for Salvation'” – February 12-18, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “I have Hope Toward God” – February 5-11, 2018

Reviewing the article, “I Have Hope Toward God” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. The nature and timing of the resurrection is perhaps one of the most difficult Watchtower doctrines to reconcile with Scripture. This review will highlight these difficulties.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate … More Watchtower Study Review – “I have Hope Toward God” – February 5-11, 2018

Is the Governing Body the “one true source” of Spiritual Food? April 2018 Watchtower Study Review

This is a review of the “Questions from Readers” in the April 2018 Watchtower Study Review.  The primary statement in question is this: “By directing interested people to our official websites, we are connecting them with the one true source of spiritual food, “the faithful and discreet slave.”  This may be the strongest statement of authority … More Is the Governing Body the “one true source” of Spiritual Food? April 2018 Watchtower Study Review

Watchtower Study Review – “Let Nothing Deprive You of the Prize” – January 22-28, 2018

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Let Nothing Deprive You of the Prize.” Topics of discussion: The Anointed Class and The Other Sheep   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the podcast.

Guest Appearance on “Conversations with Matt DeLockery” Podcast

Recently I joined Matt DeLockery on his podcast to discuss the topic, “Getting to Know Jehovah’s Witnesses.”  This was a great opportunity to introduce the JW religion to those who aren’t as familiar and highlighting what everyone, especially Christians, need to know.  You can listen to the podcast HERE as well as Matt’s other podcasts (which … More Guest Appearance on “Conversations with Matt DeLockery” Podcast

Watchtower Study Review – “Reject Worldly Thinking” – January 15-21, 2018

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Reject Worldly Thinking.” Topics of discussion: Christology, Christian Unity, the Other Sheep, Secular Careers, and whether JW’s can refute false Watchtower teaching.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – “Reject Worldly Thinking” – January 15-21, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – January 8-14, 2018 – “Imitate Jehovah’s Justice and Mercy”

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Imitate Jehovah’s Justice and Mercy.” Topics of discussion: types/anti-types, elders, judicial committees, disfellowshipping/shunning.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the podcast.

Watchtower Study Review – January 1-7, 2018 – “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?”

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?” Topics of discussion: elder authority, types/anti-types/dual-fulfillments, the Anointed Class, Jesus as mediator, and the second chance doctrine.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – January 1-7, 2018 – “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?”