Henk Jens actually does count Pentecost
BELMORE, Australia--The Journal erroneously reported in "Notes and Quotes" in issue No. 150 that Henk Jens doesn't count Pentecost.
Mr. Jens explained in an E-mail that, although he believes Pentecost always falls on Sivan 7 on the Jewish calendar, that doesn't mean he doesn't count it.
"I count those 50 days similar to Judaism's Shavuot Sivan 6, only I count exclusively from the Wave Sheaf Offer day to reach Sivan 7," he said.
"Believe me that I had to count 50 days to Pentecost, as undoubtedly did Joshua when Israel entered the Promised Land."
To follow Mr. Jens' reasoning, see his paper "P4" at his Web site, www.rightly-dividing.net.
What atheists think
BATTLE GROUND, Wash.--The current issue of a free magazine published by the Bible Sabbath Association includes an article by editor Ken Ryland about atheists.
It's "What Atheists Think of You" and focuses on what Mr. Ryland says is skeptics' discomfort with Christians passing on their religious values to their children.
The issue's articles also include "Looking for God on Mars" by Ken Westby, "Three Important Hebrew Words" by Daniel Botkin, "They That Wait Upon the Lord, Part 2" by Lori Godfrey, "Joy in the Morning" by Donald Mansell and "A Bride for Isaac, a Bride for the Messiah" by Doug Ward.
For more information or to subscribe, contact the BSA at 802 NW 21st Ave., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604, U.S.A., or email@example.com.
Issues on the mind
TULSA, Okla.--The Churches of God Outreach Ministries lists more than 100 Bible-based articles that address issues frequently on the minds of Christians, announced a recent issue of New Horizons, the CGOM magazine edited by James McBride of Lincoln, England.
The CGOM's home base is in Tulsa. It also has an address in Don Mills, Ont., Canada.
For more information write P.O. Box 54621, Tulsa, Okla. 74155, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati Winter Family Weekend
MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God announces its plans for the 2012 Winter Family Weekend to take place at Great Wolf Lodge in the Cincinnati area. This year's dates: Dec. 21-25.
For more information go to www.wfw.ucg.org or write P.O. Box 541027, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254.
Lexington Winter Family Weekend
CINCINNATI, Ohio--The Church of God Cincinnati and Lexington announce their 2012 Winter Family Weekend, set for Dec. 21-25 in Lexington, Ky.
It is billed as "a place for families to meet and connect with other Christians with similar beliefs in a warm and friendly atmosphere."