Author Archives: Jeff

ADRA STATEMENT ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY

NOTE: In addition to this ADRA statement, check out the third episode of the Adventist Peace Radio podcast (episode 3; all episodes). The episode focuses on ADRA and the refugee crisis. Silver Spring, Md.— This World Refugee Day, there are … Continue reading

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Mini Web Round-up

I haven’t posted anything for a while. Here are a few articles I’ve missed: The Prophetic Voice and Social Justice – Spring Symposium 2016 (Adventist Theological Society) In Dominica, ADRA Begins Rebuilding After Tropical Storm Erika (Adventist Today/ANN, 17 Feb … Continue reading

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AT: Voluntourism: More Harm than Good

Adventist Today has republished a story about some of the unintended consequences of global volunteerism–“Voluntourism: More Harm than Good” (Heather Ruiz, 19 Aug 2015). The article begins with this explanation: In August, 2013, Heather Ruiz traveled through West Africa as … Continue reading

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ANN: A new networking association is formed for Christ’s “unusual ambassadors”

Adventist News Network (ANN): The World Adventist Public Officials Association (WAPOA) aims to connect Adventists around the world who serve their country as elected or appointed officials. July 22, 2015 | Silver Spring, Maryland, USA | Bettina Krause It can … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of Love in Action.

José Cortes, Jr., has written a powerful essay for NAD Ministerial on practical community engagement. He begins: “What if our Adventist Churches across North America began a conspiracy? What if we decided in harmony with all the other churches across … Continue reading

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Lake Union Conferece Apologizes for Racist Failures

“Lake Region Conference celebrates 70 years of service, Lake Union Conference apologizes for failures of the Church in regard to race, June 20, 2015, Camp Wagner, Cassopolis, MI. In order of appearance: Don Livesay, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, … Continue reading

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Why I Go To Church.

I wrote this a couple weeks ago while flying home from a business trip. Now I’m posting it in the context of the recent killing of nine African-American Christians in Charleston, SC. And since I’m sitting at home on a … Continue reading

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