What's in issue No. 56, dated Sept. 30, 2001?
A Church of God member escapes one of the twin towers just before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Adrienne Johnson says nothing will ever be the same. Read her amazing story.
The terrorist attacks directly affect Church of God members, who tell their dramatic stories. See the print version of The Journal for accounts of close calls at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Church of God leaders react to the terrorist attacks. Journal writer Mac Overton talked with leaders of several Church of God ministries. Her quotes Alan Ruth, Garner Ted Armstrong, Norman Edwards, Roderick Meredith, Dave Havir, Ron Dart, Ken Westby and Brian Knowles. See the print version of The Journal for the story.
A two-man ministry is in it for the long haul. Lenny Cacchio and Arlo Gieselman conduct weekly "truckers' Bible studies" at a Texaco truck stop in Kansas City. The two men's recommendation is that local congregations should not sponsor such studies. Find out why in Bill Stough's report in the print version of The Journal.
The Sharing Library's John Crissinger invites the brethren to check out the library's services.
Pam Dewey's new Web site is set to track ministries and rate them on whether they "abuse" or not.
Letters from The Journal's readers include comments on the hijacker bombings of Sept. 11.
In editorials and columns this month, Ewin Barnett says arguments for and against voting and military service should not be the same, even though people illogically marshal the same arguments for and against them. David Antion tells about a recent experience: Members of a congregation invite him to speak, but the congregation's headquarters overrules the local brethren and disinvites him. Mark Kaplan says the Feast of Tabernacles pictures a paradise. Dave Havir says some victims of prophecy are heroes. Janet Treadway tells about a suitcase that accompanied her on her constant childhood travels from foster family to foster family. Brian Knowles says the outcome of the terrorist attacks is "not in our hands."
In The Journal's series on the "place of safety," R.C. Dick makes his debut. Mr. Dick, who from 1967 to 1970 was office manager for the Worldwide Church of God in Jerusalem, offers a perspective on the place of safety that is nothing like anything you've never heard before. See the print version of The Journal.
In The Journal's continuing series on divorce and remarriage, Richard Nickels writes that the correct teaching and application of D&R is essential to preaching the gospel. See the print version of The Journal.
Ian Boyne, in a review of a book by Douglas Groothius called "Truth Decay," talks about postmodernists' myth of objectivity.
Cindy Burks reports on the Seventh Day Baptists' recent conference in Kansas for SDB churches in America and Canada.
Churches across America honored President Bush's request to conduct memorial services in the wake of the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The Journal reports on two such services in Texas.
A Messianic pastor, who is also a writer and cartoonist, comes up with a comic book, available from Giving & Sharing, that reminds some of a "Mad" magazine for Sabbatarians.
The Journal invites Feast of Tabernacles reports for 2001.
You're invited to the yearly Kansas City retreat.
"Notes and Quotes" reports on the passing of two Church of God elders, the WCG-PCG lawsuit and plans to "lay and anoint" cornerstones for the third temple next month.
In Connections, Darlene Warren writes what she calls an "extremely difficult" column.
Connections runs classified ads (including prayer requests).
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