What's in issue No. 35, Dec. 13, 1999?

Women's Conference 2000 is set for Dallas March 10-12, sponsored by the International Bible Learning Center. Organizer and IBLC regent Linda Hardy White tells all about it.

The Church of God International plans to sell its headquarters property south of Tyler, Texas, on the north shore of Lake Palestine. The Journal interviews business manager Benny Sharp. See the print version of The Journal.

The Worldwide Church of God's former Ambassador University campus near Big Sandy, Texas, could hit the auction block early in 2000, probably in February. The Journal interviews Bernie Schnippert, the Pasadena-based treasurer of the WCG, about the possible piecemeal sale of real estate and other assets. If you're thinking about buying property in the East Texas piney woods, be sure to read this article (only in the print version of The Journal).

A Milwaukee congregation splits over governance and "rules of association." Besides a news report on the split, The Journal in this issue publishes related commentary by Guy Swenson ("What Went Wrong in Milwaukee?") and Anna L. Hagen ("Why Did they Steal My Church--Twice?"). For a related photo, see the print version of The Journal.

In this issue's letters, readers make last-minute comments about the millennium bug, Geoff Neilson talks about the greatest Jewish prophet of the 20th century, a reader from New Zealand wonders if God will raise up a new leader, and Rory Ries says it's time to put a stop to the nonsense. See the print version of The Journal.

Columnist Dave Havir says Christians must submit to the righteousness of God, and columnist Melvin Rhodes advises Church of God members to lighten up. If you do, you'll live longer, he says.

Bill Stough, in an editorial, is saddened by his recent visit to the old Lake of the Ozarks Feast site, which he found stagnant in a state of abject decay. "As I stood on that old parking lot at the Lake of the Ozarks, I was shocked as I felt I was seeing the hand of God," he writes.

The United Church of God, an International Association, invites 29 half-salaried elders back as full-time pastors. The council of elders discusses this and other topics in its recent meetings at church headquarters near Cincinnati. See the print version of The Journal.

In a Journal essay, Bryn Hendrickson argues that, contrary to old-WCG teachings, the Bible doesn't teach a third resurrection. See the print version of The Journal.

The Journal concludes its Feast reports for 1999 with articles by Feastgoers from sites in Anadarko, Okla., and Estes Park, Colo.

The ninth Federal District Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., hears the appeal of a verdict against the Worldwide Church of God in favor of the Philadelphia Church of God. See the print version of The Journal.

In "Notes and Quotes," the Church of God International offers a booklet on predestination, two new Ambassador-alumni sites appear on the Web, and two elders are credentialed in the Philippines.

In Connections, Darlene Warren writes about keeping one's balance in uncertain times.

Also in Connections, Trey Cartwright tells how to make a fashion statement of beliefs.

Connections runs classified ads, including prayer requests. See many more Connections ads in the print version of The Journal.

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