What's in issue No. 55, dated Aug. 31, 2001?

A writer of books on prophecy addresses a Messianic conference in Pennsylvania about the "lost 10 tribes." Church of God member Steven Collins of Sioux Falls, S.D., speaks to a gathering of the new Messianic Israel Union of Two Houses.

ALERT wants to sell off much of old Ambassador library. It's a book sale but hardly a fire sale.

In July a congregation in Mississippi requested its pastor's resignation. Now both sides want to move on after the subsequent separation. For an on-the-spot report, see the print version of The Journal.

The Journal's series on D&R (divorce and remarriage) features Wayne Cole. Mr. Cole, the second writer in the current series (the first was Dan White), was director of church administration of the Worldwide Church of God in 1974 when the WCG dramatically changed its doctrine on D&R. See Mr. Cole's essay in the print version of The Journal.

The United Church of God's council of elders discusses interracial marriage, voting and the 70-weeks prophecy in its latest series of meetings. See the print version of The Journal for the report.

The United Church of God tentatively sanctions the old-WCG teaching on voting. See the print version of The Journal.

The Journal receives a lot of letters.

On the "Columns and Commentary" page in this issue, Gary Arvidson observes that tiny clues can lead to amazing discoveries; Brian Knowles asks "Why even bother writing into the ether?"; Dave Havir tells the parable of the good old Samaritan; and James McBride asks "What if?" about a lot of things.

In his essay, David Antion reveals what he calls new truth about the Last Great Day.

In another essay, Garry Pifer discusses whether the Bible commands annual holy-day offerings. See the print version of The Journal for Mr. Pifer's conclusions.

The congregation of the United Church of God in the Big Sandy area wants its own building.

Worriers wonder if the Worldwide Church of God and Legacy Partners will ever make it out of escrow. See the print version of The Journal.

The Journal lists Feast of Tabernacles sites for 2001. This is the last Feast-site update for 2001. Have a great Feast!

The publisher of The Journal answers questions about writing articles for The Journal.

The Worldwide Church of God's summer festival (its new version of the Feast of Tabernacles) is said to be a resounding success. See the print version of The Journal.

A former CGCF elder says "synergy" will result from the UCG's addition of several former CGCF elders to its staff. See the print version of The Journal.

Fraternize at the festival this fall by phone.

In "Notes and Quotes," a court sets the date for another WCG-PCG hearing regarding copyrights; LifeNets helps Church of God members in Guatemala and El Salvador; and the Pax cable network interviews Gary Arvidson and Ken Westby.

In Connections, Darlene Warren remembers the Feast observances of her youth. It's never a good idea to walk barefoot in a motel room, she learned.

Connections runs classified ads (including prayer requests).

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