Aubrey Johnson has assembled an all-star cast of writers to address the needs of becoming a better husband. The writers are from diverse backgrounds and ages. The men that Johnson invited to write with him are Ben Hayes, a young and talented minister with a strong counseling background; Cecil May Jr., a preaching sage in the brotherhood; and Lonnie Jones, a powerhouse preacher who has a counseling practice. These men have written a practical and insightful text on improving as a husband.
News Release: Gospel Advocate Under New Ownership
Nashville, Tenn. – The Gospel Advocate Company has been purchased by Charles Randall (Randy) Duke from Neil W. Anderson. The sale is effective April 1.
Since it was begun by Tolbert Fanning and William Lipscomb in 1855, the company has published the Gospel Advocate. Considered to be the fifth oldest magazine in the United States, the 160-year-old publication has grown into Gospel Advocate Company, one of the largest publishing houses serving churches of Christ.
Anderson completed 50 years in Christian retail and publishing in November 2015. “The Gospel Advocate has a rich heritage, and I am glad to have had a small part in it,” Anderson said. “It has been instrumental in helping encourage and inform Christians for 160 years, and I believe Randy will continue the purpose of the founders – to advocate for the Gospel of grace in Jesus Christ.”
Duke, a native of Ashland City, Tenn., earned a bachelor of science in biology from Memphis State University in 1987 and an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee in 2009. A Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Duke has served in executive level positions in human resources for several wood product companies prior to starting a human resource consulting business in 2007.
“It’s an honor to be a part of the Gospel Advocate,” Duke said. “It is an awesome responsibility, and I am excited about the future. I want the Gospel Advocate to remain committed to being the ‘always reliable’ source of support for Christians around the world while developing resources for multiple generations.”
Currently serving as an elder at the Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Church of Christ, Duke has also worshiped with the Kensington Woods congregation in Hattiesburg, Miss.; the Ault Road congregation in Knoxville, Tenn.; and the Old Hickory, Tenn., congregation. Duke also works with the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, Colo., as director of development.
Duke has been married to the former Jodie Galloway since 1990. They have two married children – Chet (Rachel) Duke and Hannah (David) Lee.
Well-known editors of the Gospel Advocate include Tolbert Fanning, William Lipscomb, David Lipscomb, B.C. Goodpasture, Ira North and Guy N. Woods. The current editor is Gregory Alan Tidwell. The magazine has been known for its biblical commitment, covering a variety of topics, maintaining a moderate tone, and its approachability.
The Gospel Advocate Company, publishers of magazines, Bible school curriculum and books, serves churches worldwide through its catalog, phone and Internet operations. The Gospel Advocate has bookstores in Nashville and Dallas.
CW knows its readers are often on the go, and feeding your family delicious, healthy meals sometimes falls victim to the homework/dance lesson/soccer practice cycle. The “A Matter of Taste” column in the March/April issue of Christian Woman features recipes that provide quick, healthier alternatives to the drive-through. Try our fun Pizza Quesadilla recipe and let us know what you think.
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Reprinted from the March 2016 issue of Gospel Advocate Magazine, this article discusses the fact that if we lose our conviction in the authority of Scripture, we will have lost the light of His presence.
“If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Jesus warns in Matthew 6:23 (ESV). When that which is supposed to provide light becomes darkness, the darkness is overwhelming. Spiritual light comes from God. When those who claim to be spiritual abandon the Word of God, they become the source of devastating darkness. As David Lipscomb warned his readers:
“There is one great danger in seeking union among men – that is, in uniting with men we may separate from God. Often when we seek to get closer to one body we move away from another. We must be careful not to separate from God, because a union without God is a union in falsehood, a union with death. In any union of Christians, God must be the center and the head. We come into union with God by doing his commandments, by following his directions, and by walking in the light, as he is in the light” (Gospel Advocate, 1909, pp.1486-87).
The church of Christ is dividing into two irreconcilable camps. On one side are those who have kept the same faith. On the other side are those who are experimenting with a broad range of differing faiths. And there is a vast gulf between these two sides, separating the light from the darkness.
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Christian Woman magazine is looking for ways to help its readers make prayer a priority. Featured in every issue is a prayer calendar with scriptures to guide our thoughts and help make a meaningful prayer life a reality.
We believe our constant goal should be to serve God “out loud.” Is it scary? Every day. But is heaven going to be worth it? Absolutely! This year’s calendar is about preparing for eternity and living a life that glorifies Christ. Each week will focus on one particular attribute of Christianity, with scriptures that will encourage us to share our faith with others. And when we find ourselves in a difficult situation, we will rest in the knowledge that God is in control.
The calendar for the March/April issue can be found here.
The calendar for the January/February issue can be found here.
Gospel Advocate’s Quarterly Update for Spring 2016 is now available on our website. This issue focuses on how your congregation can find the best VBS materials and make the most difference in your community. The Quarterly Update is an excellent resource for elders, Bible school directors, teachers and other church leaders. Each issue includes practical tips, product information, special offers and more. View or download your copy today by clicking >> HERE
Reprinted from the February 2016 issue of Gospel Advocate Magazine, this article discusses the fact that a crucial part of the Christian life is getting along with the brethren.
Mark Twain once said, “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” For most, the term “sacred cow” has come to represent a stubborn loyalty to a long-standing tradition or institution that impedes natural processes. For as long as the church has existed, differences have existed among the brethren and will continue to exist among the brethren until the Lord comes back. How we handle these differences is the key to church unity. A crucial part of the Christian life is getting along with the brethren.