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The Stoplight Project

Shantel Smith shares today’s article, which she originally published on her organization’s blog, Stoplight Footprint. After graduating from the Andrews University Theological Seminary, Smith recently moved to Thailand, where she is the Executive Director of The Stoplight Project (website | … Continue reading

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How to fight the sex trade in Bangkok (Bjorn Karlman)

Bjorn Karlman graduated from Andrews in 2006. He and his wife, Jammie are traveling the world and doing service projects in four world cities in 2013. For more on their adventures, visit CultureMutt.com. The following article was originally posted here. … Continue reading

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Personal and Social–Micro and Macro

I perceive within the Adventist community, a tendency to focus on personal issues (micro) while paying much less attention to social issues (macro). That is, we tend to focus on the individual rather than on the wider social ramifications or … Continue reading

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Week’s Links

SDA Voices & Issues The Kingdom or Ang Ginharian (Ryan, Where the Road Lies) In Jamaica, visually impaired Adventist appointed senate president (Nigel Coke, ANN) First Blind Person to Serve as Senate President in Jamaica is an Adventist (Adventist Today) New documentary … Continue reading

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AToday Viewpoints Interview Series — Laila Mickelwait

The latest conversation in the Adventist Today Viewpoints Interview Series is now online: Laila Mickelwait, Part 1, Activist with Exodus Cry and New Reality Intl (23 May 2013). Here is an excerpt from our conversation: Jeff: This year both Union … 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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AU Trafficking Summit — Summary + Quotes

Here are six articles describing the Summit at Andrews University: Adventist Today summary What is a Prostitute? (This Journey, 13 April 2013) A2 Summary of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4-5 Quotes These are lines that stood out to … Continue reading

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AU Trafficking Summit — Days 4 & 5

Saturday (Day 4) was the peek of the 2013 Summit on Social Consciousness. Sabbath School included a skit by university students and a panel discussion with Theresa Flores, Jennifer Schwirzer, Carol Ryan and Harvey Burnett. The worship service was hosted … Continue reading

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AU Trafficking Summit — Day 3

Annie Lobért spoke for vespers tonight, telling her story of trafficking, prostitution, drugs and the restoring love of Jesus. Annie was one of the women profiled in the film Nefarious, which was shown on Day 2 (click here for a … Continue reading

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AU Trafficking Summit — Day 2 [updated]

Extra seats had to be brought into Newbold Auditorium to accomodate the large numbers of students who attended the second event of Andrews University’s Summit on Social Consciousness [go here for day 1]. The crowd gathered to watch the documentary, Nefarious: … Continue reading

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