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Church of God in Training

PALO CEDRO, Calif.--Northern California has a new Church of God group, announced Jason Busa.

Pastor Dan Cafeo has been a Church of God minister for 40 years and "teaches biblical doctrines restored to the church by God through Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong," Mr. Busa wrote in a press release he sent to The Journal.

For more information write P.O. Box 564, Palo Cedro, Calif. 96073, U.S.A., or Or phone (530) 474-1283. See also

Music man

SIERRA MADRE, Calif.--Music man Ross Jutsum announced July 31, 2010, he is making available books of sheet music and instrumental-accompaniment tracks for his Truly Amazing and The Heart of Praise CDs.

His extensive travels take him to Sabbatarian and other congregations for concerts during which he plays piano and sings.

"There are still quite a few open dates on our schedule for the last quarter of 2010, and I hope that you might consider the possibility of my coming to serve in your area," Mr. Jutsum said.

The Journal featured a major interview with Mr. Jutsum in its issue dated May 31, 2009.

For more information contact Mr. Jutsum at or P.O. Box 56, Sierra Madre, Calif. 91025, U.S.A.

Celebrate with friends in Colorado

SEATTLE, Wash.--"Celebrate the coming Kingdom with friends in Colorado Springs" on Sept. 22-30, 2010, invites Ken Westby of the Association for Christian Development (

The ACD will play host to a Feast site of "enriching messages and relaxed fellowship," he said.

Speakers will include CG7 pastor Troy Gedack, former WCG pastors Ben Morrison, Owen Murphy and Mr. Westby, elder Merle Vines and Bob Woodburn.

Write for more information.

Two corrections

The Journal published incorrect biographical information in two editor's notes that appeared before the bylines of two writers of articles in issue No. 139, dated June 17, 2010.

The note before Luke Przeslawski's editorial on page 3 that ran under the headline "Better to Prune Now Than Languish Later" should have said that he and his wife, Julie, attend Sabbath services with the United Church of God.

The note that preceded Ken Westby's byline before his essay on page 9, "The Power of One Suffices Even If You're the Last Man Standing," also included incorrect information.

The call-in phone number for Mr. Westby's Virtual Church, which attendees may dial any Saturday at 11 a.m. U.S. Pacific time, is actually (916) 233-0562.

Coulter Bible doing well

PASADENA, Calif.--Bob Ellsworth of CenturyOne Bookstore says Fred Coulter's Original Order Version Bible is selling well. Mr. Ellsworth furnished The Journal with some statistics.

o The first edition of 10,000 copies sold out almost immediately in June 2009, so Mr. Coulter has taken delivery of a printing of another 12,000 Bibles.

"As far as we can determine," Mr. Ellsworth said, "this surprising sales record made this the best-selling new Bible of 2009."

  • The success of Mr. Coulter's Bible translation makes it "the first major commercial publishing success by any Ambassador graduate and/or former WCG minister," Mr. Ellsworth said.

  • The Bible "eclipses in quality and craftsmanship even the famous Oxford and Cambridge wide-margin Bibles." He said he thinks of the volume as "the Envoy of Bibles."

For more information write CenturyOne Bookstore at 111 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Ste. 300, Pasadena, Calif. 91105, U.S.A., or

COG sponsors best-seller

BIXBY, Okla.--The Tulsa (Okla.) Church of God plans to sponsor a lecture by best-selling author Joe Kovacs on Aug. 6, 2010, in the church's building.

Mr. Kovacs, an editor at, a popular conservative news Web site, wrote Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You Have Never Been Told.

Besides talking about his book, Mr. Kovacs "will also have the sermon time on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Tulsa church building at 1 p.m.," announced Aletha Dennis.

In anticipation of the event, The Tulsa World ran an article, "Book Challenges Bible Myths," on July 31.

The article noted that Mr. Kovacs' book was an "instant sensation" on, ranking No. 1 in three categories.

As the Tulsa paper noted, he writes of a Wednesday-afternoon crucifixion and late-Saturday resurrection; that Christmas observances are pagan; that people don't go to heaven when they die; and that (and here the Tulsa paper quotes Mr. Kovacs) "when the Philistines stole the ark of the covenant, God whacked them with a seven-month-long case of hemorrhoids."


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