On the Road

I will be travelling by car from Chicago down to the deserts of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico from Sep 24 to October 11.  It’s a sort of clear-my-head road trip following all that’s happened over the past year.  It should take me through Iowa,...

“Praise Jah!”–Why?

[From ws17/7 p. 17 – September 11-17] “Praise Jah! . . . How pleasant and fitting it is to praise him!” – Ps 147:1 (Occurrences: Jehovah=53; Jesus=0) This is a study that reviews the 147th Psalm and provides us with encouragement about how Jehovah supports and...

2017-09-01 Letter to the BOE in Australia

A new policy letter dated September 1, 2017 covering child abuse in the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses has just been released to the Bodies of Elders in Australia.  At the time of this writing, we do not yet know if this letter represents a worldwide policy...

Weep With Those Who Weep

[From ws7/17 p. 12 – September 4-10] “Keep encouraging one another and building one another up.” – 1Th 5:11 (Occurrences: Jehovah=23; Jesus=16) Having suffered the recent loss of my wife after four decades of happy marriage, I can take great comfort from the Bible...

Fake News

One has to be very careful what one accepts as true in these days of social media news.  While the term “fake news” is often misapplied due to the tweets of one particular man, there is a lot of real “fake news” out there.  Sometimes, a...

Checking the Source

This week Witnesses start to study the July issue of the Watchtower Study Edition.  A while ago, we published a review of a secondary article in this issue which you can view below. However, something just came to light which has taught me to be more careful in...

Uphold Jehovah’s Sovereignty

[From ws17/6 p. 27 – August 21-27] “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things.” — Re 4:11 (Occurrences: Jehovah=72; Jesus=0; Slave, aka Governing Body=8) In last week’s review, we learned that the...

I’m Not Worthy

“Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” – Luke 22:19 It was at the memorial of 2013 that I first obeyed those words of my Lord Jesus Christ. My late-wife declined to partake that first year, because she did not feel worthy. I have come to see that this is a common...

Should We Obey the Governing Body

One of our readers drew my attention to a blog article which I think reflects the reasoning of most Jehovah’s Witnesses. The article begins by drawing a parallel between the self-declared ‘non-inspired, fallible’ Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses and other groups...

Stop the Presses!

Stop the presses!  The Organization has just admitted that the Other Sheep doctrine is unscriptural. Okay, to be fair, they don’t know they’ve admitted this yet, but they have. To understand what they’ve done, we have to understand the basis for the...

Trouw Article: A Paradise for Pedophiles

This is a translation of the July 22, 2017 article in Trouw, a Dutch newspaper, which is one in a series of articles reporting on the way Jehovah’s Witnesses handle child sexual abuse.  Click here to see the original article. A Paradise for Pedophiles The way...