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Web Round-up

I’ve been neglecting this blog, so here are a number of articles worth contemplating: Luke’s Picture and Mary’s Song (Nathan Brown, Adventist World, 8 Dec 2014) We are heirs of this prophetic and faithful tradition, re-telling these stories, rehearsing these … Continue reading

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Plantak: Adventists Need to Become Involved

In his doctoral dissertation published as The Silent Church: Human Rights and Adventist Social Ethics, Zdravko Plantak declares: The reason Adventists need to become involved in the world is not because they think they can turn this world into God’s … Continue reading

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Temperance and Prohibition (Three Sources)

Earlier I wrote about Thomas Pegram when commenting on the temperance movement–U.S. Temperance Movement. I encountered Pegram when he was a guest historian on the television show Who Do You Think You Are? (Kelly Clarkson’s episode). This was an important … Continue reading

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U.S. Temperance Movement

When not on a media fast–which she is currently doing with some friends–my wife loves to watch genealogy programs like African American Lives (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) and Who Do You Think You Are? As the family historian, these shows fits her perfectly. … Continue reading

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Ellen White and Political Advocacy

Ellen White’s views on political involvement can be difficult to harmonize. For example, consider the following sets of quotes. First, these two related statements arguably diminish the value of political action (both from The Desire of Ages): (1) But today … Continue reading

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Adventism and Activism (Torres)

Marcos Torres shares the following reflection on social action. Torres is currently pursuing a BA in Theology at Southern Adventist University. His biggest passion in life is to help people realize that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship … Continue reading

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Journal of Adventist Education: Social Activism

The theme of the Summer 2013 edition of the Journal of Adventist Education is “Educating for Prophetic Social Activism.” Here is the issue’s index page: Another edition of special interest to Adventist activists is the 2008 publication focusing on peace.

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June: Torture Awareness Month

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) shares: June is Torture Awareness Month – a time to recommit as people of faith to end torture in our backyards and around the world.  This year, our theme is “Healing a Culture … Continue reading

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PICO and Economic Reform

Shared by Ryan Bell, who is participating in the meetings: Clergy gather in New Orleans to craft a populist message to aim at politicians (Bruce Nolan, Times-Picayune, 17 Nov 2011) More than 500 clergy from dozens of denominations are in … Continue reading

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Spectrum: Faith and Advocacy

Ryan Bell reviews Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith for Spectrum. In his latest volume, Yale Divinity School theologian Miroslav Volf puts his finger on one of the most relevant and hotly contested subjects in our world today—the role of faith … Continue reading

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