Here are articles that members of the A2FB Group have shared recently. Some are written by Adventists, some by others:
Adventists Speak Up on Global Poverty (Nathan Brown, Record, Sept 2012)
In what has become an annual advocacy event, the focus of this year’s Voice for Justice conference was the progress and work yet to be done in meeting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
A Document in Common: Leaders Reflect on the 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution (ReligiousLiberty.TV, 16 Sept 2012)
This year as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, we reflect on the impact this document has made on societies around the world. I would like to thank these thought leaders, representing a wide variety of perspectives ranging from liberal to conservative, atheist to evangelist, and artist to ambassador, for providing their thoughts on this occasion as we celebrate this document which brings us all together.
Can We Afford to Be Neutral? Christianity and Civic Engagement (Ryan Bell, Huffington Post, 11 Sept 2012)
Christians have an important decision to make this election season: if and how to be involved. Political discourse often turns so ugly and aggressively partisan that it is tempting for people of faith to excuse themselves from being involved altogether. But when we consider how high the stakes are for millions of Americans — many of them our family and fellow church members — neglecting our civic responsibility to sort through sometimes difficult issues and vote is not an option.
Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? (Ryan Bell, Hillhurst Review, 11 Sept 2012)
Published 11 years to the day after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, McLaren invites us to consider afresh a theme that has consumed him for years: generous orthodoxy.
“Hosea” – God’s Heart for His Beloved in Spiritual Prostitution (Ramone Romero, 2 Sept 2012)
For seven years God sent me to visit a red light district in Japan. I prayed as I walked past brothels where women sat on display, and then at a cafe I quietly painted the cries and love from God’s heart that He shared with me for them.
Caring for the Poor is Government’s Biblical Role (Jim Wallis, Sojo, 30 Aug 2012)
But I want to suggest that what size the government should be is the wrong question. A more useful discussion would be about the purposes of government and whether ours is fulfilling them. So let’s look at what the Bible says.