Shane Crash lies before me in a hospital bed, his naturally lithe frame slightly bloated from the steroid injections he has been taking for recently diagnosed Crohn’s disease. Despite the intense pain of the inflammation and the chemical stupor of morphine, Shane is in good spirits. Just this morning, I awoke to find his most […]
The city of Cairo sits at the dead end of Illinois and on the edge of oblivion. In this travelogue we visit a town that has fallen on hard times and falling apart, but not without a post-apocalyptic charm.
This past Tuesday marked the most important night of the year for Jehovah’s Witnesses as it was the aside for the Memorial of Christ’s Death. The annual commemoration of Jesus’ death is the most widely attended Jehovah’s Witness meeting of the year with special campaigns conducted to invite the public to join them at local […]
A look at the The Coldest Hour Is Before the Dawn by Akai. It is a dissertation evaluating the music album an artistic, religious statement of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It examines the views of Jehovah’s Witnesses toward the world around them as well as their own hopes and fears. Comparison are drawn between this viewpoint and what is offered by Jesus.
The extended three day weekend of decidedly unsocial, social obligations provided me with the luxury of being able to lounge around and read Kyria Abraham’s humorous memoir, I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed: Tales of a Jehovah’s Witness Upbringing. When it comes to talking about her life, Kyria is a very good story teller, particularly adept at […]