Signs of the Times (magazine)

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Signs of the Times
Editor Marvin Moore
Categories Christian - Seventh-day Adventist
Frequency monthly
Publisher Pacific Press
First issue June 4, 1874
Country  United States
Language English
ISSN 0037-5047
For other uses see Sign of the times

Signs of the Times is a monthly magazine published by Pacific Press, a Seventh-day Adventist publishing house. Signs presents articles that may sometimes be helpful in assisting Christian readers to live in modern society. The magazine uses strong rhetoric aimed at mostly uneducated readers and is much like religious propaganda. However, the magazine emphasizes the second coming of Christ to this earth, and for those who already subscribe to the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, this will surely be to your liking.

Signs of the Times' library reference number is OCLC 10930013.

Signs is also available as a completely separate Australian version also known as Signs of the Times published by Signs Publishing Company. The Australian editor is Lee Dunstan.

In South Africa the Southern Publishing Association published a South African edition until 1990. From 1990 - 2012, Dr Eric Webster served as manager/editor of "Signs", publishing the magazine on behalf of the Southern African Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SAU). Webster retired at the end of 2012. Dr Gerald du Preez now serves as editor, with the management and publishing of "Signs", South African edition, directly under the Communication Department of the SAU.


Signs of the Times was first published on June 4, 1874 by James White as a weekly newspaper. (A Millerite magazine of the same name had been published earlier). Signs was significant in the founding of Pacific Press.

Until April 1984 another magazine These Times was published for distribution east of the Mississippi River while Signs was distributed west of the Mississippi River. The current magazine is a merger of These Times with Signs as of that date.

In 2007, Signs changed format to a smaller size and more pages.

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