What's in issue No. 47, Dec. 31, 2000?

Two men recently resigned their positions in the national leadership of the Denver Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). Writer and CG7 member Alan Knight says their resignations have something to do with what he calls their advocacy of evangelical Protestant theology. Find out what's going on.

Church of God brethren tell all about their festivals. Read The Journal's third and final installment of reader reports on the Feast of Tabernacles 2000.

A former administrator in the Worldwide Church of God revisits Australia, where he served for 11 years in the 1960s and 1970s. Wayne Cole, along with his wife, Doris, visited the island continent recently and saw 200 of the brethren during a month-long journey through three Australian states. The Coles comment on what it's like to go back and why some Aussies decided not to see them. See the print version of The Journal for the article, along with current and historical photos.

The CLA tackles a town in Northeast Texas.

The United Church of God plans soon to publish a book about the United States and British Commonwealth in prophecy. See the print version of The Journal for details.

A Church of God member plans to publish soon a set of four books on the United States and British Commonwealth in prophecy. See the print version of The Journal for details.

Letters for December 2000 include fond memories of Bill Fowler; the benefits of showing finger-pointers the door; a comment on the dearth of calendar information in Scripture; a response to an "open letter" about women in the November 2000 Journal; several missives remarking on Eric Snow's opinions on voting; a description of Joseph Tkach as a small gasoline-powered vehicle; and a short treatise on the "real Jesus and the law."

In editorials this issue, Ellis Stewart claims Jesus won't rule with a rod of iron in the Millennium; Dianne McDonnell (pastor of the Church of God Dallas-Fort Worth) cites examples of female ministers in the Bible; Dave Havir says fond memories can be a bad influence; Bryn Hendrickson claims Jesus would have voted for George W. Bush because of the abortion issue; and Brian Knowles tells why he believes Christians in the West will soon suffer major persecution. Read the print version of The Journal for these articles and more.

The council of elders of the United Church of God meets in Texas to discuss several subjects, including the Church of God, a Christian Fellowship; Sabbatarians in Ghana; church building projects; Ambassador Bible Center; and--once more--servant leadership. See the print version of The Journal for photos related to the meetings.

A United elder, in Texas for the council meetings, says during a sermon that the recent U.S. presidential election illustrates some Americans' disregard for truth.

A Church of God congregation, at the end of December, sponsors a weekend of sermons, songs and seminars attended by brethren of several Church of God groups including the United Church of God; the Church of God Big Sandy; the Church of God, a Christian Fellowship; the Church of God Tulsa Fellowship; the Tulsa Church of God; and the Christian Church of God. For photo coverage of the weekend, see the print version of The Journal.

When you feel the need for a choir, call on these musical Oklahomans.

In his essay, Ed Burson preaches "simplicity and godly sincerity." So keep it simple, please.

Legacy Partners makes an abrupt change in its development plans for the former Ambassador College campus in Pasadena, Calif. See the print version of The Journal for details.

A writer for The Journal credits God and a knife for his lack of injuries in a potentially serious car-pedestrian accident in December.

Representatives from Church of God organizations meet for a meal in Texas. Elders from Christian Educational Ministries, the Tyler Church of God, the United Church of God and the Church of God Big Sandy lunch at a Tyler restaurant. See the print version of The Journal for details.

Herbert W. Armstrong's greatest contribution was respect for the Old Testament, says Journal contributor Gary Fakhoury. Read Mr. Fakhoury's comments and his review of Paul J. Achtemeier's "The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith" in the print version of The Journal.

A Missouri COG group promotes a Sabbath-school newsletter. Read a report from Shelby Faith of St. Louis.

Neopaganism can't fill the spiritual void, says Scarlett Stough, who recommends a book she recently read for people to find out more about the antidote for the new paganism.

Kansas City youths retreat to a Salvation Army camp and conference center, reports Paula Frazee.

In "Notes and Quotes," Alan Ruth announces still more additions to the largest Church of God Web site in the universe (; the Living Church of God seeks to restore apostolic Christianity; and the BSA announces its annual writing contest for young Sabbatarian Christians.

In Connections, Darlene Warren--The Journal's ad lady--takes the unusual step of commenting on one of her advertiser's ads. What will Darlene say next? She used to seem so quiet.

Read the latest prayer requests and obituaries in our classified section.

The December 2000 issue of The Journal includes 18 photos and other graphics, besides the Connections advertising section. Don't forget to subscribe to the print version of The Journal to read all the news and features previewed here, plus illustrations and the full Connections advertising section.

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