Mias First Tale: Part Twenty-one of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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Mias First Tale: Part Twenty-one of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of Mia’s tale. Mia reached out to me to share some of her experiences within the Narrowgate group. As one of the original members of Narrowgate, she lends understanding to how the group

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The Brother’s Tale: Part Twenty of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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The Brother’s Tale: Part Twenty of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor’s Note: This is the first of several entries written by outsiders – that is to say, by those who were friends or family members of Narrowgate members. They can convey far more effectively than I the thoughts, feelings, and Read the rest

Rose’s Tale: Part Seventeen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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Rose’s Tale: Part Seventeen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor Note: This is Rose’s story. This was compiled from several interviews, and shared with her permission.


I attended my first Narrowgate meeting in the fall of 1994. I was a new Freshman at Messiah, and wasn’t adapting to college … Read the rest

Oliver’s Tale: Part Sixteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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Oliver’s Tale: Part Sixteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor Note: This is Oliver’s story.  It includes his journal which was written in February of 1997, as well as his personal journey over the past 25 years. This was written in his own words and shared with his permission. 

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Pooky’s Tale: Part Fifteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Pooky’s Tale: Part Fifteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

This is the first of several entries that are co-written by other Narrowgate members. The information was gathered through interviews and from original journals, notes, and letters written by Pooky at the time of Narrowgate. These first-hand accounts are fascinating … Read the rest

The Storm – Part Thirteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

The Storm – Part Thirteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

There is a song by the popular Christian music group Casting Crowns, entitled “While You Were Sleeping.” The song takes a different approach to the classic Christmas carol about the Little Town of Bethlehem – while the town of Bethlehem … Read the rest