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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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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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Marianne Thieme — Party for the Animals

Marianne Thieme is a Dutch politician who founded the Party for Animals. She recently spoke at the Loma Linda University symposium on creation care, Entrusted.  The SDA value of vegetarianism attracted her to the denomination. Learn more about her in … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here are three reflections on the man and his work for your contemplation: Do You Hear the People Sing? M.L. King & Les Misérables’ case for a Socialism of Grace (Jarrod McKenna, … Continue reading

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AToday: Prayer & Social Justice

Adventist Pastor Prays for Social Justice and Individual Morality (Adv Today, 1 Jan 2013) Walker sees a link between prayer and social action. “I believe that prayer will lead to action,” he stated, emphasizing “we must do more than pray.” … Continue reading

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