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.
This video documents Adventist leaders and thousands of youth from the Northeast of America participating in the Compassion March Against Violence in New York City on March 22. Read Spectrum's report here.
This is an all hospital edition. Reading news about Adventists regularly, it is clear that while many talk about outreach in church, it is really the medical institutions that define "Adventist" for many communities.
1. Shady Grove Adventist Announces New President—John Sackett most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Co.
2. Adventist GlenOaks Hospital is the lead sponsor for a community breakfast highlighting the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer on May 2. David Sitler, pastor at the Glen Ellyn Seventh-day Adventist Church, will give the event’s keynote address. The theme of the 2013 National Day of Prayer is “Pray For America.”
3. Adventist Health hosts lab open house for staff, physicians, and the community. The lab was funded by a $75,000 grant in 2011 as part of the Adventist Health Corporate Innovation campaign and will provide staff an opportunity to practice mock codes, insert IVs, perform infusion procedures or check vital signs on three realistic adult mannequins.
Bonus: Skulls found near Loma Linda University were for medical research.
In sermons at the Loma Linda University Church on Sabbath, April 20, Jon Paulien, dean of the School of Religion, compared the Bible’s metaphors for atonement to golf clubs.
He used this comparison to make three points:
(1) The Bible offers a wide range of metaphors in its interpretations of the execution of Jesus and, more generally, God’s reconciling endeavors;
Here is an outline of what I would like to say to the Adventist scholars gathered for the Atonement Summit at Loma Linda:
1. Discontent, distrust, and alienation were introduced to the universe by Lucifer’s malicious misrepresentation of God. That’s the first jarring note; that’s how the problem began.
2. For God to set this problem right, God set out on a course of revelation: God would be revealed in Christ to prove Satan’s misrepresentation false.
Although support for the “substitutionary” interpretation of the execution of Jesus of was always close at hand, on Friday, April 19, the presenters at “The Cross: A Symposium on the Atonement” addressed a wide range of topics. They did so under the heading of “Historical and Theological Studies on Atonement” at the Loma Linda University Campus Hill Church.
Alex Bryan preached this sermon, "Jesus Christ the Home of God, Part 1," at the Walla Walla University Church on March 30, 2013. He begins speaking about 43 minutes into the recording.
From the Kettering College press release:
Kettering, Ohio (April 18) – Alex Bryan, D.Min., has been named the sixth president of Kettering College, effective June 1, 2013. He replaces Charles Scriven, Ph.D., who retires this spring after a 12-year tenure at the college.
On Thursday evening, April 18, at Loma Linda, California, the incoming Dean of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary offered an interpretation of the death of Jesus. A native of the Czech Republic, something that became important toward the end of his presentation, his name is Jiri Moskala. The occasion was the first session of “The Cross: A Symposium on Atonement” which the Adventist Theological Society organized and the place was the Campus Hill Church.
From the Florida Hospital Church team that brought us the pastors' wives singing "Before He Speaks," here's "The Most Interesting Adventist in the World."
Although all Christians believe that the Roman Empire’s execution of Jesus of Nazareth more than two thousand years ago was an important event, they have somewhat different explanations as to why this is so. As they are everywhere else, these differences are present among the world’s eighteen million Seventh-day Adventists.
Adventist News Network reports on the Spring Meeting of Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in Battle Creek, Mich.
Tithe returned in the North American Division for 2012 was up about 1 percent from 2011 and totaled US$933 million. Tithe from divisions outside North America increased 4.4 percent for a total of close to $1.4 billion.