Magazine to Help Readers Find Relevant Answers

Discern: A Magazine of Life, Hope and Truth

Discern: A Magazine of Life, Hope &
will launch Dec. 16.

A free e-magazine with an unabashed biblical worldview will be launched Dec. 16, 2013. Discern: A Magazine of Life, Hope & Truth is designed to offer fresh perspectives and tested solutions to real-life problems. It will be written by long-time ministers and others with a passion for the Bible and a deep desire to help people.

Each issue will have regular features, including two editorials, a regular news feature that analyzes world trends and a regular series titled “Christ Versus Christianity” (which takes commonly held religious beliefs and shows how Christ taught something entirely different).

Other articles in the inaugural January/February 2014 issue include:

  • “Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore.”
  • “World Peace: How It Will Come.”
  • “Why Am I Suffering?”
  • “Seven Keys to Better Relationships.”
  • “Change Your Life in 2014.”
  • “Bible Software: Tools to Maximize Your Study.”
  • “You Can’t Handle the Truth!”

“Our editorial goal is to preach the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God as Jesus Christ did in Mark 1:14-15,” said Clyde Kilough, who heads the team producing the new publication.

“We want it to be meaty, relevant, practical, encouraging and challenging—and we wanted to capture that sense in the title of the magazine. Discern is a word that appears in a number of scriptures and basically captures what is required to understand and apply the Word of God.

“Discernment is really at the heart of the matter—scripturally, one has to discern between good and evil, the signs of the times, the law of God—and that requires spiritual thought. Discern carries with it a call for action on the part of the reader. It implies you will have choices to make—choices that can change your life for the better!”

“People all over the world are searching for answers to life’s biggest questions,” said Jim Franks, president of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, Inc., which sponsors the new magazine. “Science simply cannot answer—and religion has not adequately answered—the moral and spiritual questions we wonder about: Why do we exist? Does my life have purpose? What happens after I die?” Discern magazine and the associated website seek to address these big questions.

The Church of God, a Worldwide Association, Inc., is headquartered in the United States near Dallas, Texas. Its members, who attend congregations around the world in more than 50 countries, provide the financial support for Discern: A Magazine of Life, Hope & Truth. Free subscriptions are available at Comments and inquiries are welcomed and can be directed to

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If you would like more information about Discern magazine or the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, Inc., please call our office at 972-521-7777 or write to the Church at P.O. Box 3490, McKinney, TX 75070-8189, United States.

About the Author

Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett is editorial content manager for the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, in the Dallas, Texas, area. He coordinates the Life, Hope & Truth website, Discern magazine, the Daily Bible Verse Blog and the Life, Hope & Truth Weekly Newsletter (including World Watch Weekly). He is also part of the Personal Correspondence team of ministers who have the privilege of answering questions sent to Life, Hope & Truth.

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Discern Article Series

Christ Versus Christianity
Walk as He Walked
Christianity in Progress
Wonders of God's Creation
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