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Jere Patzer Passes Away - Updated: Memorial Info


From the North Pacific Union Conference:

(Update 10-28-08, see Memorial Service info below)

With deep sadness we share the news that Jere D. Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference president since 1996, passed away late Sunday evening, October 26, after a long battle with
non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 61.

Young Adventist Kenyan-Americans: Active for Obama


The Kenyan Daily Nation Sunday edition visits a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.

It looks like a typical storefront in a poor and black-dominated part of any large US city.
Entering the Community Services Centre of the Beth-El Seventh Day Adventist Church last Saturday afternoon, the Nation team was in for a cultural shock.

Next Events at the San Diego Forum

I just got my San Diego Adventist Forum newsletter. Here's what's coming up next. If you're in the area, you might consider stopping by - it's always a good crowd.

November 8 - Jon Paulien, Ph.D.
The Open Remnant: A Biblical and Historical Vision

January 10 - Ivan Blazen Ph.D.
Biblical Texts and Homosexual Practices

February 14 - Gerry Chudleigh
Frameworks that Fail: What's Holding up Your $DA House?

March 14 - Doug Clark, Ph.D.
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Adventism: What's the Importance? What's the Impact?

April 11 - Beatriz Krumbein
Art and Spirituality

Video| Adventist News

  • A South Australian Church doubles its membership in 12 months and runs out of space;
  • Melbourne businessman and his church raise funds and rebuild a medical clinic in the Solomon Islands;
  • ADRA Australia celebrates 25 years with a church service in Sydney;
  • Rejoicing at the General Conference annual meetings in Manilla, Philippines as the church grows to 16 million but express concern over how few read their Bibles regularly;

UCtv|Body Politic: Closing Days of Campaign 08

Peter Gourevitch hosts a lively roundtable on the campaigns homestretch with economist James Hamilton and political scientists Ronnee Schreiber and Thad Kousser. Among the issues: several Props, the economy, the conservative womens movement and the latest twists and turns of this incredible presidential race.

You Know You're a Pathfinder When...


h/t Simone Samuels, admin for the global Oh, We Are the Pathfinders Strong Facebook group.

...Sunday just means work.
...A "friend" doesn't necessarily mean someone who likes you.
...You constantly have to tell people that you are NOT in Scouts or Girl Guides
...Most of your panty hoses (girls) or socks (boys) are black
...The word "track" doesn't correspond to weave/hair extensions or a race, but to paper you hand out as "evangelistic outreach"
...Sleep, especially at camp, is a precious commodity

New Review? or, What's Wrong with Church Hopping?


The Adventist Review has been trumpeting its newness, but frankly, beyond the cosmetic, I'm still curious to see these changes. Bill Knott offers,

"late-breaking stories and compelling cover features matched to the issues Adventists are talking about today. Look for enriched coverage on the AR Web site of the stories and topics that catch—and keep—your interest. Seventy thousand believers visit AR Online every month: you should too."

Introducing: "This I Vote" Series

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Over the last couple of years, the Spectrum Blog has emerged as the place to talk religion and politics in Adventism.

As a California resident and someone who cares about religious liberty and gender justice, along with the almost two thousand Adventists who've signed either petition, I've been particularly interested in my church and Prop 8.

Video | Adventist News

  • Ex-prisoners in Fiji are given a second chance;
  • Icons felled at Avondale College;
  • Students to get their big break on satellite TV;

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