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Witnessing to JW's Enhances Witnessing to Others

I was at the barber shop just the other day. A young man was wearing a cross around his neck. (Obviously, he was not a Jehovah’s Witness. 343 more words

Speak Up.

I really love my mama.

She knows who I am, but sees who I was created to be, and she reminds me of who that is all the time. 784 more words


holy jargon: The Word

Christianese vocabulary lesson numero uno: The Word.


Perhaps you’ve heard this phrase in certain Christian circles, because Christians just love The Word.

“Have you been in The Word lately?” 406 more words

Five Awkward Church Moments

We love church and the beautiful moments that we all have experienced. Sometimes we just need to talk about them. Good thing God created awkwardness and humor. 412 more words


I Got the Good News Wrong

Sharing the good news is so unnatural. It seems disingenuous and contrary to organic relationship.

“Hi, my name is Mary. Do you trust Jesus?” It’s like asking someone if they’re evil or not. 488 more words

True Stories

Stop Saying "I'll Pray for You"

The words felt awkward and insincere coming out of my mouth.

“I’ll be praying for you,” I said, handing over her smashed license plate.

It was about 45 minutes later than I had expected to be at the intersection of Wards and Harvard. 544 more words

Relational Religion

“I love Jesus, but I’m not religious”

Ever heard that one before? of course you have. I confess, I was a proud member of that dreadful way of thinking once upon a time. 274 more words