Alexander Carpenter

Video Adventist News - The South Pacific Tells the Truth about Growth

  • Adventist Church leaders raise concerns about membership growth,
  • Disconnect between environmental beliefs and action,
  • Adventists appointed to leadership roles of PNG's Womans Christian Temperance Union,
  • Dietitians explore the case for going vegetarian,
  • A new Adventist Church in Australia called the benchmark for all future church buildings

Adventist News Roundup


A local paper in the Shenandoah Valley reports:

Frozen gravy, boxed stuffing and whole turkeys seemed to fly out of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tuesday as volunteers continued their annual holiday food distribution.

In just two hours, the church's volunteers cleared 127 turkeys, about 300 apples and more than 500 pounds of canned fruits and vegetables from the building, their largest distribution ever.

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.

Video| Adventist News

  • 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.

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