The pontificate of Pope Francis has been nothing short of surprising. Coming after years of the highbrow and intellectual mannerisms of Benedict XVI, Francis is winning hearts and minds across the globe by insisting the church come down from its pedestal and engage humanity. In recent photos, Francis is seen hugging two disfigured men. Those pictures have gone viral. People are asking: Is he the “reincarnation” of Pope John Paul II?
In a statement today, Tuesday Nov 26 2013, Francis said:
As I did research for a chapter on Ellen White and the Indiana “holy flesh movement” for the book En Espíritu y en Verdad (Pacific Press, 2013) I came across a statement in a letter from Hattie Haskell to Ellen White (1900) about one “blind Sammy Hancock.” Since I had never heard about him, I decided to take a detour from my main subject and find out who he was. I was able to dig up several relevant details in the Adventist Archives of the Review and Herald going back to 1864.
Lars Houmann, President and CEO of the Florida Division at Adventist Health System (AHS) was the speaker for the Orlando chapter of the Adventist Forum on Feb 9, 2013. The topic: "Florida Hospital and the Challenge to the 1863 Health Vision". The meeting was held at the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist church on the campus of the Adventist College of Health Sciences. Houmann's profile was featured in the February 2013 men's health issue of the Lake Mary Healthy Living magazine.
Friday, December 14, 2012, is yet another day which will “live in infamy” in the American psyche.
In the aftermath of the massacre of children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary perpetrated by a gunman with severe mental problems and easy access to quite a cache of powerful weapons, America is in a fierce debate over gun control, mental illness, and national security.
I appreciate Dr. Bull’s response, "Ice Cores and the Flood: A Response to André Reis" to the questions I posed to his articles “Bringing the Real World to Genesis: Ice Cores and Scripture Part I—How Many Years Has Snow Fallen on Greenland?” and “Ice-Cores and Science Part II—Grecian Lead Mining Confirms Ice-Core Chronology”.
In a recent two part article titled “Bringing the Real World to Genesis: Ice Cores and Scripture Part I—How Many Years Has Snow Fallen on Greenland?” and “Ice-Cores and Science Part II—Grecian Lead Mining Confirms Ice-Core Chronology” Brian Bull proposes that “It would appear that the scientist
The vote is in. Women's ordination is history for at least three Adventist Union Conferences: the North German, Columbia and the Pacific.
As I contemplate the momentous events of the past few weeks and observe some of the exchanges between the echelons of the church and on the blogosphere, I returned to Ellen White's thoughts for reminders of what she has said about similar issues. I often find her reflections to be helpful historical guideposts in matters of church governance--especially now that terms such as "opposition" and "at variance" are being used frequently.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18[i]