When I was a kid in youth group, our Sabbath School teacher showed us segments from the DreamWorks screen adaptation of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." One girl, the pastor's daughter, as I recall, refused to watch the clips on the basis that Narnia's magic was evil. No, she hadn't seen it. No, she hadn't read Lewis's other writings, including "Mere Christianity." She knew all she needed to know. Witches and dwarves and fauns were satanic, plain and simple.
The a capella group "Committed" from Huntsville Alabama is singing its way to stardom on season two of the NBC reality show The Sing-Off.
In September Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Montana won $500,000 in the Kohl's Cares contest on Facebook. After finally receiving the check, Mt. Ellis principal Darren Wilkins takes time to talk about the contest and the outlook for Adventist education.
Adventists have been making news this week, most notably for involvement in the Chilean miner rescue story that captivated the world. We reported on a story from the Guardian in which Seventh-day Adventist pastor Carlos Parra Diaz purportedly claimed that his work with the miners was the "macro" work, while suggesting other clergy on the scene were doing less important work. The report suggested that pastor Parra Diaz also claimed partial responsibility for the miners' rescue by virtue of his having prayed for their safety.
La Sierra University announced on its website an all time enrollment record, shattering the previous mark. The release stated: