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GA “Family Reunion” Held During Open House
Gospel Advocate held a family reunion of sorts on Wednesday, July 15. Former employees came back for lunch and a time of fellowship; Neil Anderson and Greg Tidwell spoke briefly about the history of Gospel Advocate and thanked them for their service to Christians everywhere. It was fun to see some of our GA family all in one place, and we look forward to more reunions in the future. We’ve included a few photos here, but check out our Facebook page for more.
Gospel Advocate’s Open House Is a Success
Gospel Advocate’s 160th Anniversary Open House was a resounding success. We wanted to give you a brief recap so you could see all the fun. We hope you will be able to join in some of the other activities we have planned in the coming months. Check our Facebook page for more photos.
Gospel Advocate Open House Starts Today
Gospel Advocate Company is pleased to announce our 160th Anniversary Open House Schedule. Look for some of your favorite authors and speakers who will be reading from their books and signing autographs, as well as leading devotionals.
The schedule for our open house, July 10-18, is listed here:
Schedule of Events
• Hourly drawings for door prizes.
• Historic displays on loan from the families of David Lipscomb, Tolbert Fanning,
J.W. Shepherd, James A. Harding and more.
• Free back issues of Gospel Advocate magazine (2004-2014, while supplies last)
Saturday, July 11
• 10 a.m.—”Reflections on Marshall Keeble” presented by Amanzo Jones, minister at the Hart Street Church of Christ in Nashville.
Monday, July 13
• 10 a.m.—Greg Tidwell reads from his book The Effective Edge.
• Noon—Middle Tennessee area-wide Preacher’s Luncheon, Speaker: Greg Tidwell
• 2 p.m.—Duane Warden, Harding University professor emeritus and author of Gospel Advocate’s annual commentary Companion discusses writing.
Tuesday, July 14
• 10 a.m.—Phil Sanders reads from his book A Faith Built on Sand
• Noon—Brown Bag Devotional. Bring your lunch. Speaker: Phil Sanders
• 2 p.m.—Christian Woman Editor Janie Craun reads from A Recipe for Peace.
Wednesday, July 15
• 10 a.m.—TBA
• Noon—GA Alumni Luncheon. Speaker: Neil Anderson
• 2 p.m.—Wanda Robinson reads from her book Unsung Heroes (and a Few Villains)
Thursday, July 16
• 10 a.m.—Gospel Advocate editor Greg Tidwell and Christian Woman editor Janie Craun host a panel discussion on writing for Christian publications.
• Noon—Brown Bag Devotional. Bring your lunch. Speaker: Matthew Morine
• 2 p.m.— Matthew Morine reads from his book Mountain Moving Faith
Friday, July 17
• 10 a.m.—Aubrey Johnson reads from his book God’s Game Plan.
• Noon—Brown Bag Devotional. Bring your lunch. Speaker: Aubrey Johnson
• 2 p.m.— Joanne Howe reads from her book A Change of Habit.
Saturday, July 18
• 10 a.m.—Elizabeth Jimenez reads from her book Sweet Speak.
• Noon—Justin Rogers/Greg Tidwell
• 2 p.m.—Justin Rogers reads from his book In the Beginning.
Gospel Advocate Honored by Tennessee House of Representatives
Yesterday, July 9, Gospel Advocate was honored by the Tennessee House of Representatives. Its proud history of service to Christians was recognized through House Resolution 55, a resolution recognizing the Gospel Advocate on the celebration of its 160th anniversary.
Tenn. Speaker of the House Beth Harwell stopped by the Nashville bookstore to present GA Publisher, Neil W. Anderson, with a framed copy of the Resolution. It was a great kickoff for the first day of our open house. Anderson took a moment to show Representative Harwell some of the Gospel Advocate archive materials on display exclusively for the GA open house.
We have great plans for celebrating this momentous occasion, both online and in our bookstores, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop. Visit us in Nashville July 10-18. We look forward to seeing you!
With Many Thanks!
We are more than grateful to our friends for their overwhelming support of Gospel Advocate. We asked for your help in increasing our online presence, and you responded with enthusiasm. We achieved our 160th anniversary goal of 1,600 Facebook likes in only a few days, and our total continues to grow.
Gospel Advocate is one of the oldest publications in the country, and we appreciate your efforts to help us to continue to spread the truth. We have often been described as the “old reliable,” and we hope our fans and customers will come to see us as we continually strive to be: Always Reliable.
160th Anniversary Celebration
This is a monumental year for the Gospel Advocate – we turn 160 in July. Our employees started the celebration off a little early at our summer quarterly potluck on June 3.
Gospel Advocate has a rich heritage of serving churches of Christ with Bible class materials and church supplies that are scriptural, accurate and always reliable.
Celebrate With Us!
This is a monumental year for the Gospel Advocate – we turn 160 in July. When David Lipscomb and Tolbert Fanning were co-editors in 1866, the subscription price was $2 a year. Money was hard to come by during that time, and the magazine was in danger of folding. Lipscomb pleaded with the brethren to help get 500 additional subscriptions to break even. By October 1868 the magazine became self-sustaining.
As we enter this 160th year of publication, which includes social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, we need your help again. Help us spread the word about Gospel Advocate. In honor of our 160th anniversary, help us get 1,600 “likes” on Facebook by July 1. Ask your friends and family to check us out. Fanning & Lipscomb would appreciate it; so will we.
Writing for Gospel Advocate Publications
Most of you are familiar with the Gospel Advocate magazine, our flagship publication. But do you know about Christian Woman, our magazine for women, by women? Did you know that Gospel Advocate also publishes Bible class books written by members of the churches of Christ?
Gospel Advocate publications are always looking for talented authors who want to share God’s Word with others. If you have an article or book idea that would be helpful or edifying for our readers, consider submitting it to us for publication.
Our writer’s guidelines are available for download here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Coming Soon to Your Bible Class
Now is the time to start planning for fall Bible classes. Gospel Advocate’s Companion is the perfect tool for teachers and serious Bible students. It covers the same lesson material as Gospel Advocate’s popular adult quarterly Foundations, with more in-depth insights and aids for the teacher.
The fall 2015 quarter begins by looking at the miracles of Jesus; winter has a discussion of Samuel, the judge and prophet. Spring’s topic is “Tragedy and Hope in Jeremiah,” and summer will have a topical study of minor New Testament figures.
Gospel Advocate’s goal has always been to bring you books and materials that will be helpful in your Christian walk. Let our family be of help to your family.
Order from our website at www.gospeladvocate.com or call 1-800-251-8446.