Scott Ashley

Scott Ashley is managing editor of The Good News magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
After graduating first in his high school class, Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 35 years.
During his career, he has worked for several publishing companies in various capacities. He has been employed by the United Church of God since 1995, overseeing the planning, writing, editing, reviewing and production of The Good News, 33 booklets and the 12-lesson Bible Study Course. His special interests are the Bible, archaeology, history and the Middle East.

 
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Cover July/August Good News.
Posted July 1, 2014 | 2 comments
Scott Ashley standing in the Valley of Hinnom.
Posted May 19, 2014 | 9 comments
John Ross Schroeder working at his desk.
Posted May 1, 2014 | 3 comments
Cover of the Good News - March/April 2014 edition.
Posted March 6, 2014 | 0 comments
A man holding a Bible .
Posted February 24, 2014 | 8 comments
The Good News - March/April 2013
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November/December issue of the Good News
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Bible opened to the book of Revelation.
Posted August 29, 2013 | 0 comments
Good News Magazine - September/October 2013 cover
Posted August 28, 2013 | 2 comments
Good News Magazine - July/August 2013 cover
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by Scott Ashley

The movie Noah, released earlier today, has generated a lot of publicity with its big-name stars, huge budget and controversy over to what extent it sticks to or strays from the biblical story.

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Posted March 29, 2014 -
by Scott Ashley

Marriage has been in the news a lot lately, as it should be. In two decisions last week, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially tossed out the definition of marriage as it's been understood and practiced for centuries, including long before the United States existed as a nation.

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Posted July 2, 2013 -
by Scott Ashley

Colorado currently has several major fires burning, the largest northeast of Colorado Springs (Black Forest Fire ). Two of our United Church of God member families there have had to evacuate from their homes and cannot return until mandatory evacuation orders are lifted—which may be some time, as the massive fire changes direction depending on the wind direction. Another nearby family has evacuated as a precaution.

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Posted June 13, 2013 -
by Scott Ashley

Recently a New York judge tossed out any restriction on the age a person has to be to purchase, without a prescription, a "morning-after pill" to terminate a pregnancy.

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by Scott Ashley

It's not often that we can witness the world changing before our eyes—and even less so when it changes in a way that may be setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

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Posted March 6, 2013 -
by Scott Ashley

With the arrival of a new year has come a wave of new laws and new political leadership, the result of November's election choices.

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Posted January 16, 2013 -
by Scott Ashley

I suppose I should be happy that America's leaders have averted the "fiscal cliff" originally slated to hit Jan. 1. At least that's what I'm told I should feel.

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Posted January 3, 2013 -
by Scott Ashley

Almost 30 centuries ago one of history's greatest thinkers brilliantly summarized the results of good and bad leadership. "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice," he wrote, "but when a wicked man rules, the people groan."

Perhaps you recognize King Solomon's words from Proverbs:29:2. But even if you don't, you certainly know that when it comes to leadership, more people are groaning than rejoicing.

Look around you. How many of our great problems are, at their root, the result of bad leadership?

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Posted July 6, 2012 -
by Scott Ashley

Iran’s former president Hashemi Rafsanjani, predecessor of current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was considered a moderate leader. But regarding nuclear weapons and Israel, he said: “If one day, the Islamic world is also equipped with weapons like those that Israel possesses now . . . the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. However, it will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality.”

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Posted May 3, 2012 -
by Scott Ashley

A revolution is taking place in several scientific fields right now. But it's a silent revolution, and you won't hear or read much about it unless you search diligently for it. It's silent because a lot of people don't want you to know about it!

What's this revolution all about?

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Posted March 7, 2012 -
by Scott Ashley

You cannot understand much of what is taking place in today's world without some understanding of Islam. This religion is at the heart and core of much of the unrest and violence sweeping the world today.

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Posted January 4, 2012 -
by Scott Ashley

You should be receiving the November-December Good News if you havent already. In this issue we examine two major themes dominating the news headlines and how they tie in with biblical prophecy.

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Posted November 3, 2011 -
by Scott Ashley

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." 

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Posted July 5, 2011 -
by Scott Ashley

U.S. President Barack Obama's May 19 Middle East speech was significant in crucial respects.

In the speech he called for Israel to return to the borders it had before the 1967 war (with minor adjustments) so Israel and the Palestinians can finally have a lasting peace.

In rational circles, this is called  punishing your friends and rewarding your enemies.

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Posted May 22, 2011 -
by Scott Ashley

It’s a rare thing when one man is able to change the entire world.

We were recently reminded that one man can indeed accomplish that. In the space of just under a decade, this man upended the thinking of much of the human race. He changed many people’s perception of religion. His actions changed the pattern of daily life for much of the human race, and nearly all of the Western world.

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