My engineer friend Jack Hubblestone is fed up with religious bumper stickers. “They are a cheap way to witness,” he complained to me. “On top of that, the exhaust gets the stickers dirty and I hate to see the name of the Lord polluted with exhaust.”

It is Jack’s conviction that automobile witnessing ought to be on a higher level. This is why he has founded “Reflect-O-Witness,” a whole new approach to this vital ministry of the church. He explains it thus:

“Instead of having a dirty sticker on your bumper, you focus a slide projector on a screen in the rear window of your car. It’s controlled by a button on the dashboard. You catch the driver behind you by surprise, and you have the added advantage of being able to change the message.”

Confidentially, Jack claims he got the idea during his quiet time. He was reading 2 Corinthians 3:18 in the Living Bible: “But we Christians … can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord …” He tells me that a rival ministry—“Mirro-Message”—is starting in another church. They are now trying to find a matching text in the King James Version.

“You can imagine the surprise of a truck driver,” says Hubblestone, “when he looks down at the back window of your car and reads PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD. Then the text changes to YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN, followed by a special slide that says: ‘Honk if you are under conviction.’ If he honks, I start an automatic series on ‘The Four Spiritual Laws.’ ”

Have there been any results from his high-level witnessing? “You never really know,” he says. “You do these things by faith, not by sight.”

I was following Jack’s car the other day, so I thought I’d test “Reflect-O-Witness” for myself. Apparently I got too near, because the back window flashed with DON’T ...

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