Cartwright’s Journal Out: Ian Boyne, AC Reunion, LU, and Feast of Tabernacles’ sites


The latest issue (says #193, print date March 31, 2017) of The Journal: News of the Churches of God was sent out electronically and just received.

There was information regarding Ian Boyne, AC Reunion, LU, and Feast of Tabernacles’ sites

Here is some of what The Journal reported from a story elsewhere about CGI’s Ian Boyne:

Through his personality-interview television program Profile, aired on Television Jamaica (TVJ) each Sun- day, veteran journalist Ian Boyne has captivated the attention of his audience with riveting tales of successful people who have risen to the top of their fields in spite of incredible odds.

With his probing and incisive inter- view style, Mr. Boyne has skillfully unveiled the raw, real-life stories of his countless guests from all spheres, who have ranged from prime minis- ters, sporting sensations, international icons, movie stars, scholars and busi- ness leaders to ordinary Jamaicans.

Ian Boyne is a CGI pastor and has long been a journalist in Jamaica.

The Journal had the following related to a reunion of former Ambassador College students:

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—They came from 46 U.S. states and 11 countries. A few were octo- generians who hadn’t seen each other since they were teenagers. Finally the dreams of the dozen or so organizers and 273 attendees were realized when registration began in the hospitality room of the Orleans Hotel here on March 12, 2017, for the kickoff of the first all-campus Ambassador College reunion. Quite a few reunions had occurred over the years, in California, England and Texas. But only one boasted organizers who were ambitious enough to officially include former students from Pasadena, Bricket Wood and Big Sandy: all three campuses of Ambassador College/University.

The Journal reported about LCG’s Living University:

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The University of North Carolina on March 3, 2017, authorized the Living Church of God’s Living University (LU) to offer and grant an on- line associate-of-arts degree and expand its bachelor’s-degree program with minors in business and communications.

LU’s media contact Scott Winnail quoted LU president Michael Germano as saying the degrees are primarily for online students, but LU has on-campus students as well, from the cities of Mint Hill, Matthews and Charlotte.

I have long felt that Dr. Germano had the academic and administrative background to accomplish this.

The Journal also reported Feast of Tabernacles’ sites. I submitted the following to The Journal related to the Continuing Church of God sites:

Dear Dixon:
Saw you would like a list of Feast of Tabernacles sites to be sent in.
So, here is our current expected list (and yes, Oscar’s email and last name are intentionally spelled differently) in no particular order:
San Diego, California, USA. Continuing Church of God, contact Dr. Bob Thiel, email
Wichita, Kansas, USA, Continuing Church of God, contact Richard Close email
Ontario or Quebec Canada. Continuing Church of God, contact Herb Haddon email
Uzice, Serbia. Continuing Church of God, contact Aleksandar Veljic, email
Rotorua, New Zealand. Continuing Church of God, contact John Hickey, email
Silay City, Philippines. Continuing Church of God, contact Oscar Mediavilla, email
Gambella, Ethiopia. Continuing Church of God, contact Koang Deng, email
Ashanti, Suame-Kumasi, Ghana contact Samuel Ofosu Gyeabour
Ndhiwa, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Bomet, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Kitui, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Mau, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Joseah Kipngetich, email
Nairobi, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Transmara, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Migawi, Malawi. Continuing Church of God contact Radson Mulozowa email
Mozambique, Continuing Church of God contact Radson Mulozowa email
Utegi, Tanzania. Continuing Church of God, contact Martin Wanga, email
Best regards,
Bob Thiel

More on sites can be found in the link: Feast of Tabernacles’ Sites for 2017.

As far as The Journal goes, it also had the usual letters to the editor and other advertisements, various comments, and opinion articles. The advertisements mainly seem to be from possibly Laodicean groups and/or individuals (not all seem to be COG) who seem to think that the ads are somehow doing the work of God. More of the real work that the COGs should be doing are in the article The Final Phase of the Work.

The Journal itself is available by paid subscription (though Dixon Cartwright says some subscriptions are free to those who cannot afford it). It tends to have a non-Philadelphian approach to many, but not all, matters.

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