Anthony Mathenia

Can Jehovah’s Witnesses Survive the Internet?

A recent arti­cle from salon.com sug­gests that reli­gion may not sur­vive the Inter­net.  This may already be the case with Jehovah’s Wit­ness­es. A new report pub­lished by JW Sur­vey com­pares the 2012 world­wide mem­ber­ship sta­tis­tics against Inter­net sat­u­ra­tion.  Coun­tries with high Inter­net avail­abil­i­ty are slow­ing in reli­gious growth com­pared to oth­er less devel­oped areas. It […]

Paradise Earth: Day Zero Tweet Chat Recap

On Jan­u­ary 3rd I par­tic­i­pat­ed in a Twit­ter par­ty host­ed by @CuriosityQuills to talk about my new nov­el Par­adise Earth: Day Zero. Fueled by gin and ton­ics I chat­ted with read­ers and fel­low authors about Twinkies, the end of the world, mythol­o­gy, Utah, and more. In between I answered ques­tions about the nov­el. How long was […]

Goodbye 2012

2012 was a bril­liant year.  As a for­mer Jehovah’s Wit­ness, I believe this is the third “end of the world” I’ve sur­vived.  Any­thing else that hap­pened was just icing on the cake, but what deli­cious icing it was. My nov­el Hap­pi­ness: How to Find It launched as a free online ser­i­al by Curios­i­ty Quills Press. I was […]