This presentation group was given to a group of college students in March 2017 at GA Tech University. The topic was the Governing Body and refuting their authority claims. Enjoy! Please subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes HERE
This is the third and final part of this review. If you’d like to follow along, you can download the Feb. 2017 Watchtower Study Edition HERE. Please subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes HERE
This is part 2 of 3. I was hoping to get part 3 done before February ended, but time got away from me. I plan on getting to part 3 before the end of March. If you’d like to follow along, you can download the Feb. 2017 Watchtower Study Edition HERE. Please subscribe to … More Reviewing the February 2017 Watchtower Study Edition part 2
If you’d like to follow along, you can download the Feb. 2017 Watchtower Study Edition HERE. Please subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes HERE
In this podcast, I share a very interesting experience I had at a local Kingdom Hall on Jan. 15, 2017. Please subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes HERE
I begin this podcast by going over my recent experience at the Kingdom Hall and then I shift to reviewing the article on p. 8, “By Undeserved Kindness You Were Set Free.” To download the December 2016 Watchtower Study Edition, click HERE Please subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes HERE
I meant to get this podcast up weeks ago, but i’ve been unbelievably busy. This podcast will focus on issues related to 1919. I would encourage everyone to read the full context of the November 2016 Watchtower HERE. Please subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes HERE
It was not necessarily by my choosing that this review centered once again on the Governing Body. Rather, it is the Governing Body themselves who are regularly promoting every Christian’s absolutely unquestionable obedience to anything they put in print. I would encourage everyone to read the full context of the November 2016 Watchtower HERE. In … More Reviewing the November 2016 Watchtower Study Edition
It’s been a while since my last podcast, mostly due to starting a new job as well as my involvement with my wife’s business. In this episode, i’ll be reviewing the August 2016 JW Broadcast; in particular, the first 25 minutes or so as it relates to the Governing Body and how JW’s are required … More Reviewing the August 2016 JW Broadcast
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In this podcast, I will be interacting with the arguments Rotherham made against my previous podcast. To subscribe to the JW Review podcast: CLICK HERE
In this episode of the JW Review, i’ll be sharing a recent lecture I did on the topic of the Governing Body. To be honest, I had prepared a much more in depth presentation but it turns out the audience had a lot of questions on the basics prior to delving into the primary topic. … More What is the Governing Body?
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Welcome to the first ever episode of the JW review podcast! In this episode, i’ll be discussing how someone can start a ministry in witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses. If you’re interested in submitting a question or a topic for a future episode, please submit your question here. Subscribe in iTunes here
Here’s a presentation I did on March 23, 2016 at Georgia State University. The video turned out pretty poorly as we had to turn out the lights so the screen could be easily viewed by everyone. So if the video bothers you, please check out the audio link below. I’m also including my slideshow for … More Mormonism, God, & Becoming a God
Here’s a few updates as i’ve been wrestling with ideas for the past year or two. First things first. You’ve probably noticed a makeover. I want my site to look less like a blog and more like a website. Since my writing is so scarce, I don’t want to give the wrong impression that blogging … More New Site, URL, and Other Updates
It should be obvious by now that my posts have been very few for a while now due to a number of very difficult circumstances in my life, not the least of which was a very long move (which is still not completed). Now that I have my office set up (priorities, right?), i’m trying … More Items regarding a Podcast idea and the comments section
You can download my Keynote slides as a PDF HERE
I’ve wanted to do one of these for a long time and finally got the opportunity. There’s definitely room for me to improve and i’d love another opportunity do do this.
Below, in the comment sections, two participants will be discussing this question. I will leave it to both of them to set the specific parameters. Given my lack of time available to contribute to this site, i’m thankful for these two in bringing some activity here!
Here’s a recording of a presentation I did this morning at a men’s meeting. It was about an hour of presentation and about 30 minutes of Q&A at the end. I also included the handout below. I hope this is helpful to you! Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Partake? Handout Download
In the October 1, 2014 Watchtower, a “conversation article” is published whereby a Jehovah’s Witness discusses 1914 with his neighbor. It was obviously not a real discussion, but described as a “typical conversation” nonetheless. While the neighbor is nowhere near as skeptical as myself, he still asked some decent questions. In fact, many of the … More When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – part 1
As some of you may or may not know, i’m sometimes involved in discipling and answering questions from those who have left or are in the process of leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is a humbling priviledge and something I am very happy to do. Just recently, however, i’ve learned of a great need that I … More Ex-JW apologist network idea
Before we delve into Matthew 11:11, let’s briefly go over the Watchtower’s two-class theology. They teach that all Jehovah’s Witnesses will be eternally separated into two metaphysically distinct locations: heaven or earth. The anointed 144,000 of Revelation 7 will rule and reign with Christ in heaven while the remaining “great crowd” live on paradise earth. … More Does Matthew 11:11 teach that John the Baptist won’t be in the Heavenly Kingdom?
Rotherham’s arguments are more directly related to THIS POST, but COMMENTED ON the article, “Did the Watchtower’s ‘Faithful Slave’ claim the Holy Spirit’s functions ceased?” I would recommended reading Rotherham’s comment before proceeding to read my critique. I’m posting this here rather than the comment section because it highlights many of the common responses JW apologists … More Answering a JW apologist: is the Watchtower Directed by Jehovah?
While this issue has a complex history and much can be written, I want to keep this as simple as possible. Let’s first cover what the Watchtower has stated regarding the work of the Holy Spirit since 1919: *** ip-1 chap. 25 p. 340 par. 20 The King and His Princes *** Happily, since 1919, … More Did the Watchtower’s “Faithful Slave” claim the Holy Spirit’s functions ceased?
We all know that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have denied claims of inspiration. For example: In most ways Jehovah’s Witnesses are like everyone else. They have normal problems—economic, physical, emotional. They make mistakes at times, for they are not perfect, inspired, or infallible. But they try to learn from their experiences and diligently study the Bible to make needed … More Spirit-directed and Spirit-inspired: is there a difference?
In the August 15, 2014 Watchtower Study Edition, the Watchtower addresses some interesting points as it relates to reading the Bible when someone has less access to the Watchtower publications than others. Since the appointment of the faithful slave in 1919, millions of “domestics” of all languages have been gathered into God’s organization and are … More What about those with less access to Watchtower Publications?
Just recently, me and Rotherham (a JW) finished our debate. It was a written debate and took quite some time; specifically, four months. While I won’t rehash the arguments here, I wanted to address a few items. First off, if you haven’t read the debate and have any interest at all in the JW’s, then … More A few post-debate thoughts
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