·STILL TRUE: "Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing, nobody listens and then everybody disagrees." -Will Rogers (Someone remarked that sorta describes the local church "worship services," especially the first two items.)
·CHRISTIAN NEWS is the name of a 24-page newspaper-type journal, which was formerly published as LUTHERAN NEWS. It is PACKED with a tremendous amount of reading material-religious, historical, governmental, controversy and even debate, etc. It is quite open with allowing opposing views presented. It is very interesting and informative. The print is small and may be difficult to read for many people. Certainly no one is likely to agree with everything in it, but it will give the reader some challenging material to study on a great variety of subjects. The price is $15 per year, published weekly (and how they do it amazes me!). Order from CHRISTIAN NEWS, P.O. Box 168, New Haven, MO 63068. (JAMES D. BALES and others of Church of Christ background often have articles in it.)
· DOES GOD EXIST? That is the title of an excellent small, 24-page magazine, published by Donmoyer Avenue Church of Christ, 718 East Donmoyer Avenue, South Bend, IN 46614-1999. JOHN CLAYTON is the editor and writes most of the material. He does an excellent job of it. Most afticles relate to the examination of the "evidences" to "convince mankind that God is real and the Bible is His word." Published six times per year. It is worth your study. There is no subscription charge. Send a $10 contribution and request it. Read it; you will like it.
· Have YOU Made YOUR Reservation? For the- 1989 TRUTH AND FREEDOM FORUM/FELLOWSHIP to be held here in Chattanooga, July 5-9? YOU should attend. See inside for more information.
· FREE IN CHRIST is the title of a popular book by CECIL HOOK, 1350 Huisache, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Cecil is again in position to send a FREE copy to anyone requesting it. If you will read it, it will make you THINK. It may even upset you or anger you; perhaps "shock" you is the word to use. It definitely will cause you to study God's word to check up on what this brother is setting forth.
Cecil also has two other books: 1) FREE AS SONS ($4.95) and 2) FREE TO SPEAK ($3.95). Ask for the book above and order the other two. Don't be afraid to read and think for yourself. But always "examine everything carefully (in the light of God's word); hold fast what is good" (1 Thess. 5:21). As an example of the kind of reading you will find in Cecil's books, see his article in this issue.
· WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please send the names/addresses of all disciples that you can so we can send them THE EXAMINER for a trial period, letting them decide if they want it to continue. Send a CURRENT church directory. Help us reach out to as many Christians as possible through the paper. THANKS to all of you who have helped in this important way.
· PLEASE REMEMBER: The views expressed in this paper are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the editor or any other writer.
· "Please remove my name from your mailing list. I do not want such trash in my home."-Grand Rapids, MI.
· "People tell me I should be reading your publication. Please put me on the mailing list."-Indiana.
· SADLY CORRECT DEFINITION: "Hey Dad, what does the D.C. stand for in Washington, D.C.?" Dad: "Drugs and crime."-Gary Marksed