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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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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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John Weidner, Part 2 [updated]

I’ve written previously about John Weidner and the Dutch-Paris (link). To learn more about him, I got three books recommended by Megan Koreman: (1) The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe (Samuel & Pearl Oliner, 1988). After skimming … Continue reading

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John Weidner and the Dutch-Paris

Yesterday I wrote about two early instances when Seventh-day Adventists acted as a peculiar people, daring to resist national statutes and norms in order to live their radical faith. Adventists were to disregard the Fugitive Slave Act, and even though … 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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Asylum & Immigration in Australia (Brown)

Nathan Brown has shared three articles relating to asylum seekers in Australia. Excerpts: ADRA’s response to the PNG Solution (ADRA Australia) The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia does not support the Australian Government’s ‘Papua New Guinea Solution’. We … 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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