What's in issue No. 62, dated March 25, 2002?

Several articles and letters in this issue focus on the calendar (the system for determining the timing of the yearly feast-day cycle; see Leviticus 23).

  • James Ussery writes that the slots in cosmic time for the days are predetermined; one must simply arrive at the method that reveals when they are. The days "occur at their appointed times no matter which secular calendar is being used," he says.

  • Pam Dewey defends her use of the standard calendar, a.k.a. Jewish calendar, Hillel calendar and God's sacred calendar. But Mrs. Dewey doesn't defend it for the usual reasons.

  • If you think of the feast-day calendar as a litmus test to prove whether you have a relationship with God, then Dave Havir has a deal for you.

  • John Warren reports on a hunt for barley in the Holy Land.

Organizers call for volunteers to assist during a Church of God 7th Day conference of young people scheduled for July 2002 in Florida. Here's an opportunity if you're looking for a way to serve.

The Churches of God Outreach Ministries changes its donations policy. The Journal reports on the CGOM's annual conference, which happened in March in Oklahoma. In related news, some Canadian delegates to the CGOM conference look for ideas and ministers.

An apology for an associate pastor's earlier remarks takes some by surprise.

A Church of God writer who publishes books on America and Britain in prophecy presents a new prophetic worldview (for example, he says Assyria is not synonymous with Germany). See the print version of The Journal.

A conference in Texas is designed to help women in all the Churches of God.

Luke Przeslawski says it's best always to assume an attitude of gratitude.

John Leitch says Jesus didn't eat or serve unleavened bread on the night of Nisan 14. Just what kind of bread did Jesus eat?

Recognize the real axis of evil, advises Journal regular Brian Knowles.

Letter writers talk about oxen in ditches, a confession of an Internet hoax, military service, The Journal's advertisements, whether to burn down the Ambassador Auditorium, preaching the gospel to dictators, the art of postponing, the constellations as a calendar, and Herbert W. Armstrong. See the print version of The Journal for all these missives and more.

The Worldwide Church of God and a longtime WCG member settle a lawsuit out of court. The original suit alleged a WCG pastor's invasion of his female secretary's privacy.

A split and disfellowshipping in the Church of the Eternal God stem from differences in the two sides' anti-Trinity approaches. See the print version of The Journal.

LifeNets solicits and ships glasses and other items.

Garner Ted Armstrong returns to Australian television.

"Notes and Quotes" reports include a new subscription policy for The Plain Truth and the results of a "hierarchical leader" letter from Servants' News.

"Ah! Those were the days," remembers The Journal's ad-lady columnist. If you can't dance and it's too wet to plow, you can at least read what Darlene has to say.

Connections runs classified ads (including prayer requests).

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