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SOL: Coffee Shop Religion Talk



As I sit in the coffee shop working on National Boards papers all Spring Break long, I have seen and heard some interesting conversations. As being from the east coast and now implanted in the Inland Northwest, things still seem to amaze me.

I cannot even believe that I am hearing such a passionate conversation about religion and Jesus in the coffee shop. And let me tell you, this is not the first time I have seen or heard things like this before. I mean this girl who is talking isย very passionate about it! It is just a crazy thing to me, because in New York, this would not be a conversation that you would over hear at a coffee shop, let alone in a public place.

I have seen and heard people talking about religion passionately at coffee shops before and not even this one! Maybe I was in too much of a liberal area near NYC that to me this seems very strange.

Sometimes listening to people’s conversations is extremely empowering. For them to be so passionate about something, it makes me wish I could be passionate about that too! It makes me wish I could be more of a religious person and feel compassion about it.

That’s my slice for today. I really am missing the 31 day challenge!


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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL and Co-Owner of a Influencer Facebook Group Influential Mamas.ย  Along with blogging + freelance writing and selling Zyia Activewear, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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  1. It is always interesting to sit quietly and listen to the conversations going on around you. It really gives you a window to the sou especially if someone is passionate about their topic.

    1. Agreed! I can only imagine what people say about some of the conversations I have had at coffee shops!

  2. I can totally relate to what you’re saying. I’m from the NY Metropolitan Area. Now I live in Central PA. Never before have I heard people talk about religion as much as I hear it being discussed in public here. It amazes me!

    I, too, like to eavesdrop on other people’s conversations, but sometimes — when I’m working — it gets to the point where I need to put on headphones to drown out the conversations so I can immerse myself in my work.

    1. Also true! They were very animated and very loud it was very hard to not listen to their conversation. But yes – it was definitely not the same conversation you would hear in a coffee shop in new york city!

  3. I love listening and getting a glimpse into stranger’s lives. My aunt’s a New Yorker and she always talks about how rare it is to meet a fellow Christian, but she loves that about New York – everyone is so diverse!

  4. It’s interesting to note the differences in conversations. Perhaps NY has so many more people with different religious beliefs is why it’s not discussed. You would be hard pressed to find many people in my area that are not Protestant or Catholic. We don’t have a large Jewish population, or anything else.

  5. It is interesting to listen to conversations in coffee shops. I’m genuinely interested in people and what makes them tick and you can always get inspiration for a story that way, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Being able to sit in a public place and have a private conversation with friends about the things you are passionate about, especially about your faith, without concern about being overheard, is a hallmark of the freedom we enjoy. AND I firmly believe that personal conversations of any kind should NOT dominate public areas. BTW, I am passionate about my faith. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. i totally agree – i dont think it dominated but because i was so focused on writing, it was very easy to hear everything they were saying!!!

  7. Sometimes when I listen in on other people’s conversations I’ll learn something new about a topic! It’s one of the reasons I like listening to others it helps me learn about them!

  8. This does seem like somewhat of an odd conversation to overhear at a coffee shop. It would have been interesting to hear so much passion! I am a transplant as well, moving from Western NY to the mid-west over 15 years ago. Although I feel like it is home now, there are things/discussions/attitudes that are still totally amazing!

  9. Don’t you have trouble holding yourself back from participating in the conversations? Good luck on the Boards!

  10. Just stumbled over your Slice from Tuesday, and I agree, conversations like that just open a window to the soul. Living here in rural Iowa, I’ve overheard many conversations about religion in various places from the coffee shop to the feed store to they gym in between basketball games. I do wonder what other think as they overhear these same conversations, but it does give me hope that if we can talk about religion in public, that leads to other conversations about our country as well.

    Either way, thank you for sharing with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks for reading ! It was reassuring as well that we are free to speak about religion here

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