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Viewpoints 16: Rudi Maier, “Church and Society”

Rudi Maier, retired seminary professor and former head of ADRA International, has completed a major publishing project–Church and Society: Missiological Challenges for the Church. We discussed this book for the Viewpoints interview series at Adventist Today (interview link, series link). … Continue reading

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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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Brown Reviews “The World is Not Ours to Save”

Nathan Brown, book editor at Signs Publishing Company, recently reviewed The World is Not Ours to Save for the ADRA Australia blog. Excerpts: Wigg-Stevenson was an anti-nuclear weapons campaigner before he became a Christian and describes a key moment of … Continue reading

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Viewpoints 11: Professors Brand, Hayes & Dunbar Address Creation Care

Earlier this year the department of earth and biological sciences at Loma Linda University (LLU) celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, in April 2013 the school hosted an environmental symposium called Entrusted. Numerous scientists, theologians and organizers presented … Continue reading

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White: Go Teach All Nations

In the second to last chapter of The Desire of Ages—Go Teach All Nations–Ellen White returns to themes of compassion and action. In addition to the following excerpts, there are also beautiful accounts of Jesus’ mercy offered to those who … Continue reading

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Review: “Pursuing Justice” by Ken Wytsma (Brown)

Nathan Brown reviews Ken Wytsma’s book Pursuing Justice on the ADRA Australia blog. Excerpt: Ken Wytsma first caught my attention as the opening speaker of The Justice Conference, hosted by his Kilns College in Portland, USA, in early 2012. I … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Saw in Nature

In order to sustain our efforts over time, we must experience the rejuvenating influence of rest. Stephen Covey called this “sharpening the saw,” and he considered it the 7th habit of “highly effective people.” For optimal performance, we must periodically … Continue reading

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Cigarettes & Prostitutes — The Body as Sacred Temple

You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is in you. (1 Cor. 6:19a, NCV) Paul’s claim in this verse is very important to us Adventists (see 2nd sentence). We extrapolate from this verse … Continue reading

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Ryan Bell Quoted in Kingdom Calling

I have been reading Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good by Amy Sherman. At about 1/3 of the way through, I’m really appreciating it. I smiled when I came across this quote by Ryan Bell on the development … Continue reading

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Report: The Justice Conference (2013)

Celeste Wyatt Lee recently attended The Justice Conference. I am thankful she accepted the offer to share her experiences with us online. –Jeff Boyd Ken Wytsma founded The Justice Conference in 2010, with World Relief and Kilns College joining as convening … Continue reading

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