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?”

Watchtower Study Review – December 18-24, 2017 – “Chariots and a Crown Safeguard You”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Chariots and a Crown Safeguard You.” Topics of discussion: 1914, 1919, the Faithful Slave, and the 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 – December 4 – 10, 2017 – “The Truth Brings, ‘Not Peace, But a Sword!'”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Truth Brings, ‘Not Peace, But a Sword!’” Topics of discussion: Devotion to Jesus, Justification, Courage in opposing the Watchtower, Disfellowshipping, and Christians going to Kingdom Halls.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings … More Watchtower Study Review – December 4 – 10, 2017 – “The Truth Brings, ‘Not Peace, But a Sword!'”

Watchtower Study Review – November 27 – December 3, 2017 – “Love…in Deed and Truth”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Love…in Deed and Truth.” Topics of discussion: Christian hedonism, the ransom, the anointed class, the new birth, second chance doctrine, the Faithful and Discreet Slave, Field Service Report Slips, the Governing Body.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t … More Watchtower Study Review – November 27 – December 3, 2017 – “Love…in Deed and Truth”

Christian Life and Ministry Review: November 20-26, 2017

Topics of discussion: prophecy fulfillment, 1919, the anointed class, Watchtower’s false predictions, the resurrection. This week we’re doing something a little different.  Ideally, i’d want to review everything the Watchtower puts out monthly.  But due to my busy schedule, that’s just not possible.  Due to a pretty uninteresting Watchtower Study Edition for next week, I decided to take … More Christian Life and Ministry Review: November 20-26, 2017

Watchtower Study Review – November 13-16, 2017 – “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power”

Reviewing the the study article in the September 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power.”  Topics discussed: The two-class theology, the anointed class, the use of Watchtower literature in public ministry, the lack of Jesus in Watchtower publications, and the unquestionable obedience that must be given to Watchtower teaching.   Go HERE to … More Watchtower Study Review – November 13-16, 2017 – “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power”

The Trinity: Solution or Problem? Kennesaw State University Presentation

On October 18, 2017 I gave a presentation for Ratio Christ at  Kennesaw State University on the Trinity.  This was at the request of the students, as it’s no secret that i’ve scarcely touched on this subject publicly for probably a decade.  It simply hasn’t been something that i’ve desired to engage with on the internet. … More The Trinity: Solution or Problem? Kennesaw State University Presentation

Watchtower August 2017 Review: Week of October 2-8

Reviewing the study article in the August 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Peace of God…Surpasses All Understanding”  Topics discussed: our relationship to Jesus Christ through prayer, Jehovah’s Witness baptism process, and the end times.  The blog I recommended at the beginning can be found at http://beroeans.net/   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast … More Watchtower August 2017 Review: Week of October 2-8

Is Mormonism Christian? – Kennesaw State University Presentation

Sorry, no Watchtower review this week as I was preparing for this presentation.  Plus the hurricane kept us pretty occupied. You can listen to the full presentation HERE (Video will be posted here once available from KSU) Download the presentation slides HERE Every source I quote from has a link to take you where I pulled … More Is Mormonism Christian? – Kennesaw State University Presentation