Matt Fenn is a former Jehovah’s Witness. Four years ago he left the Organization and basically was cut off from his former religious community–including family. On his blog, Pondering Christ, Matt has posted a six-part series entitled “Witnessing to Witnesses.” These offer an insider’s take on how to approach the Jehovah’s Witnesses who come to our doors. Most work that I’ve read about the Watchtower Society have been from the outside looking in, so Matt’s perspective has been refreshing and unique. In them he deals with the history of the Society, their failed prophecies, their unique theological perspectives and their teachings about the gospel. Matt also gives some practical application for how to press home the truth-claims of the biblical gospel to the Jehovah’s Witnesses we encounter.
Monthly Archives: September 2010
My friend Melissa is giving her testimony tomorrow morning as a personal endorsement for North American Nouthetic Counsellors (NANC). She has given me permission to post the final draft here at RearViewMirror. So here it is:
It has been said that there are only 2 certain things in this life: death and taxes. I think I can safely add a third certainty: If you live long enough, you will experience trials and tribulations – some of them intense, painful, and completely unexpected. Caught without an adequate theology of suffering, or in a state of inexperience or immaturity, many Christians fail to capitalize on these opportunities for growth, and instead find themselves growing bitter and doubtful of truths they once claimed to embrace wholeheartedly.