Within ten days Andrews had been disfellowshipped, and (my interpretation of what followed) emboldened by the incident, the drooling ministerial pit-bulls began to bare their teeth at the hand that fed them.
The article includes a photograph of Hulme's house on Marengo Avenue in Pasadena, which also serves as church HQ. How convenient.
Il Duce was unwilling to respond to editor Dixon Cartwright's requests for comment.
Yes folks, if you ever wondered why The Journal remains a significant publication for the COG/ex-COG community... well, here's your proof.
Also in this issue:
- a letter from former CoGaic member Sasha Veljic.
- a weird opinion piece by John Sash on the canon.
- more wrist flapping over the Lonnie Hendrix article (two issues back) on homosexuality. Included in the 'debate' is a reprint of Herb Armstrong's rant in a 1975 issue of The Plain Truth.
- another piece by Dave Havir, this time on the subject of disfellowshipment. Good stuff. My only question, Dave, is what you mean by "God’s government on earth is found within the family: 1 Corinthians 11."
- an extensive and respectful piece on Nelson Mandela drawing on the views of Daniel Botha.
- mention of Gary Petty's new book, Plato's Shadow. Great title, too bad it's already been used. Anyway, this one's all about the Hellenisation of Christianity from a COG perspective. I'm curious, though, exactly what qualifications - other than being a UCG apologist - Gary has for writing a book like this.
- the passing is noted of prolific Connections writer/advertiser Henk Jens.
- a little extra detail on the Flurrydian fainting fit: Mr.Flurry’s fainting spell interrupted his sermon about a "new revelation from Ezekiel." Talk about divine intervention - how did I miss that!