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Emphasizing the importance of denominational policies to the boards of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities, the General Conference has issued a proposed new policy on board independence.
The 5-page discussion draft was distributed in April to the presidents of senior colleges and universities plus General Conference officers, education department directors and associate directors, division presidents, and the office of General Counsel.
BuzzFeed, the voracious chroncile of what's interesting to some people online, recently turned its attention to Adventist culture. On May 3, BuzzFeed Fellow Ashley Perez compiled a list of "31 Signs You Grew Up Seventh-day Adventist". Thus far, it has 39 comments and over 140,000 total views.
This week's films explore the wonderfully strange world of experimental film and performance art. Both can be hard for most viewers to access and like poetry, can seem quite confusing. However, both forms can be powerful and provocative methods with which to explore an issue. The films span from elegant and minimalistic to performances that might leave you frustrated and scratching your head. I've also included my recent piece Mother Godde, which was created as part of an installation art piece for an art show in downtown Los Angeles last month.
Raised in contradiction, my father was a drunk and my mother was a saint. My dad not infrequently disappeared for days, sometimes weeks, taking his paycheck and leaving us wondering how to pay for groceries. When you are a child of an alcoholic it is not uncommon for you to internalize feelings of unworthiness and abandonment. The self emerges hobbled. The mind of a child cannot articulate his feelings; nevertheless he feels something is wrong with him.
This week at the Spectrum Café, guest columnist Marianne Thieme, a Dutch politician of the Party for the Animals, discusses how the respect for animals expressed by one of Adventism’s founders drew her to the Seventh-day Adventist Church—and its potlucks.
“The Cross: A Symposium on Atonement” concluded on Sabbath, April 20, with meetings throughout the day at the Loma Linda University Campus Hill Church. The Adventist Theological Society had convened the gathering since Thursday evening, April 18.
In a press release issued on April 29, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists shared a proposal being weighed about its media production ministries and studio. Chaired by Dan Jackson, president of the NAD, the meeting took place at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, Calif., where Breath of Life Ministries, Faith For Today, It Is Written, Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, La Voz de la Esperanza, and The Voice of Prophecy are currently produced.
During a 2006 discussion in Beverly Hills, Calif., Benjamin Carson, Francis Collins, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett debated issues of "Science and Faith." It is moderated by former ABC journalist Kathleen Matthews.
1. Texas Adventist Community Services Disaster Response deployed following the West, Tex. Fertilizer Plant Explosion.
2. Adventist Risk Management Selects Insurity's Insurance Decisions Suite.
3. During a meeting on reforming Trinidad's constitution, a gay activist discussed the discrimination he faces. A newspaper reported the following response by a representative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.