Alexander Carpenter

Why is the Church Silent on Gen. Nkunda? (now/ GC statement!)


UPDATE: See this morning's GC statement in the comments.

I'm surprised that the Adventist Church has not issued an official statement clarifying the current church standing and Adventist history of the the Congo warlord Laurent Nkunda.

Indigenous Theologians Discuss Christianity

From Sojourners' Magazine, here's Rev Richard Twiss, Terry Leblanc and Raymond Aldred, Ph.D. talking about the revival of indigenous theology in North America.

Their discussion of Christianity (informed by Ricoeur and Gadamer) from their Native American perspective raises some significant questions about how we approach the early chapters in Genesis, the environment and acts of charity. These theologians reveal how context and all our particularities of identity can create deeper meaning for Christians.

World Adventism Roundup

Loma Linda preps for new hospital.

Hobbes' Place
reports on Adventists at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Chicago.

Some questions are being raised about Adventist Health's accounting practices. More on that here.

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  • Famous Australian vocalist to sing at Sydney Adventist Hospital's Carols by Candlelight;

Slide Lecture: Ellen White - Wife, Mother


Here is another excellent slide lecture by Jeff Crocombe, Professor of History, Helderberg College, South Africa.

Sojo's Humorous Economic H'rumphs

Ed Spivey Jr. reads his December H'rumphs on the financial crises and Adam Smith from Sojourners Magazine.

The Spectrum Blog Gets Analyzed


I saw this over at Megan McArdle's blog at the Atlantic. She says that it didn't get her right and I'm dubious about these things, but I ran the Spectrum site and blog through the online Meyers-Briggs blog Typealizer. They both came out the same.

ISTP - The Mechanics

Pacific Union College Mourns


Due to the outpouring of wide interest and community support through this tragedy, Pacific Union College will be webcasting Thursday's memorial service here.

The college has also set up a memorial site: In Loving Memory

Already it includes hundreds of shared memories, short bios of each young man and stories from the San Francisco Chronicle and the Napa Valley Register.

BREAKING: UK Adventist Headquarters Destroyed by Fire

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The Watford Observor reports:

The British headquarters of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has been destroyed by fire.

Firefigthers battled this afternoon to contain a devastating blaze at the organisation's Stanborough Park offices, in St Albans Road.

The nearby church building was not damaged.

Eyewitness Jo Hart said: “I really can’t believe what I’m seeing, smoke and flames are coming from all over the place. It looks like half the building is missing.

The Power of Prayer and Palin

I was just catching up on some news from the week. While watching this CNN interview with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Wolf Blitzer introduces an "I Reporter" question about a statement then GOP Vice-presidential candidate Gov. Palin made to James Dobson shortly before the election.

If you can make it through the barage of words in the first minute, you see and hear the question.

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