March 2, 2009

Church Experiment #9: Good Shepherd Lutheran

God called an audible this week.

I originally planned to attend a Jehovah’s Witness church, but the Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t market themselves very well. A Google search identified a dozen options in Cincinnati, but none of those churches had a personalized website. Everything kept directing me back to a generic site called I finally found a few addresses, but I had no idea what time their services started. So, I planned to wake up early, drive by a couple of locations, and hope for the best.

Sadly, that plan didn’t work out very well. I drove by two churches and both had already started their services. I didn’t want to walk in late, so I opted for Plan B—Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (

I had no idea what to expect in a Lutheran church, but it was right down the street from one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses churches, and they had a service starting in fifteen minutes. Sounded good to me.

But here’s the freaky part …

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