What's in issue No. 36, Jan. 31, 2000?

In an era fraught with Sabbath-keepers warring among themselves, the Bible Sabbath Association (BSA) works to promote cooperation among Sabbatarian Christians. Read Bill Stough's report on the recent BSA conference in St. Louis. Read also his interview with the board of directors of the BSA. The BSA has only three doctrinal requirements for membership.

A Tulsa pastor says more can be done to preach the gospel. Lawrence Gregory, pastor of the Tulsa Church of God, is trying to do something about it. He wants to convene a conference of people in July who are interested in working together to preach the gospel message. For details, contact Mr. Gregory at P.O. 54621, Tulsa, Okla. 74155, U.S.A

The headquarters congregation of the Church of God International visits an independent Big Sandy congregation the Sabbath of Jan. 8.

The Journal interviews Alan Knight, a member of the Church of God (Seventh Day) (CG7.) Mr. Knight thinks the president of the CG7 is moving away from a belief in the law of God and toward a "Protestant evangelical" approach to Christianity. The Journal also interviewed Whaid Rose, president of the CG7, Denver, Colo., who says that's not true but he does want the CG7 to move in a "new direction."

Letters to the editor include a tribute to Lon Lacey (who died in January), comments on Bryn Hendrickson's essay on the "third resurrection," a "mystery boy" identified, and much more.

In this issue's editorials, Stuart Segall says elders should be spiritual butlers; Jeff Booth notes that it's Y2K and we're still okay; Gary Fakhoury reports that Y2K turned out to be the day the earth stood firm; Dave Havir tackles the question of where God places His name for the Feast of Tabernacles; Melvin Rhodes laments that there is no knowledge of God in the land; and Richard Nickels pays tribute to early-20th-century Sabbatarians who refused to budge on the military-service-and-war issue.

The Worldwide Church of God reschedules the auction of the former Ambassador University while the Southern Military Institute works to raise the money to buy it before it can be auctioned.

Longtime Worldwide Church of God member and East Texas community leader Bill Kelley dies in December.

Barbara Fenney, in a Journal essay, traces Valentine's Day's roots to pagan celebrations.

San Antonians vocalize at SingFest and help out with a CLA lecture in their city.

Jim O'Brien reports that more than 1,000 of the brethren attended the Cincinnati Family Tournament, sponsored by his congregation, in December.

A Big Sandy congregation announces a "telephone church."

In other Big Sandy news, a conference over the Dec. 25 weekend convened to discuss "interdependent" projects. The conference led to plans for another conference, in March, on the subject of preaching the gospel.

Also in Big Sandy, the United Church of God Big Sandy (not affiliated with the UCG-AIA) adopts new bylaws and begins calling itself by a different name.

That same weekend in Jamaica, 167 people participated in a historic gathering to honor old-timers in the Church of God.

Lon Lacey, founder of A Church of God Ministry, which recently moved from New Mexico to Carmel, Calif., dies.

A former Sunday-observing congregation meets en mass with a Sabbath-keeping Church of God in North Little Rock, Ark.

"Notes and Quotes," Plain Truth Ministries of the Worldwide Church of God launches a new magazine; the Christian Leadership Academy plans for its ninth campaign; and two old-timers in the Worldwide Church of God die.

In Connections, the advertising section of The Journal, Darlene Warren writes about "Jill and Fred's excellent adventure," and Trey Cartwright offers an analysis of the Y2K aftermath.

We also have the latest prayer requests from our classified section.

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