Friday, January 31, 2014

Seventh-day Adventists in the News│January 2014

Adventist Report bring some of the references to the Seventh-day Adventists in the Anglophone World Media, during January 2014

• updated 01.31.2013│updates in progress •

Southern Adventist University on lockdown for 2 hours after threat. Times Free Press│Jan 23

Southern Adventist University Back to Normal. WDEF 12│Jan 23

• Southern on lockdown. Southern Accent • Southern Adventist UniversityJan 23

Southern Adventist University lockdown cleared, caused by 'credible threat'. "James Gaines has been detained at Collegedale Police Department whose "credible threat" against Southern Adventist University prompted a two-hour lockdown there." Times Free Press│Jan 23
Lockdown over at Southern Adventist University. KSDR 5│Jan 23

Police hold suspect after U.S. Adventist Campus was on lockdown. Lockdown lasted two hours following "perceived Threat" against University. ANN • Adventist News Network│Jan 23

Social Media Shows There is Prayerful Power in the Adventist Community. Storify by Elizabeth CampsJan 23

Suspect in Custody After Lockdown at Southern Adventist UniversityThe Other McCainJan 23

Lockdown over at Southern Adventist University. USA Today│Jan 23

Southern Adventist University locked down over reported threat. "Gaines was at Chattanooga State Community College when he reportedly made threats just after noon to use firearms and explosives on the university's campus, because he was upset about a delay in paperwork he wanted from the school, Collegedale police said." Times Free Press│Jan 23

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Christians and Alcohol: An Abstinent View. By Mark H. Creech


(Christian Post)  In an article titled, "Christians and Alcohol," posted on January 9 in The Christian Post, Shane Vander Hart made the case for what he believes is the biblical teaching concerning alcohol use and abuse. Vander Hart's personal story of alcohol abuse during his days in college and his decision to quit after becoming a follower of Christ, was, in this author's estimation, where he should have stopped. The rest of his article, unfortunately, made the so-called case for imbibing responsibly.

Vander Hart was right, however, about one point: "This issue will forever be debated by Christians." It's a hot issue. It may come as a surprise to many, but as a Christian activist, whether I am addressing the issue of abortion, gay marriage, pornography, capital punishment, guns, taxes or healthcare, no subject produces as much emotion from readers as this one.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Fence. By Tim Matsis

Appreciating the oneness of God’s immanence and transcendence


(Adventist World)  While working my way through boarding school, I was told of a bull with a reputation for being extremely dangerous. It was very large and muscular, and charged at anything that came within what it considered its domain. When having to move the bull around the farm, its owners never entered the paddock in person; they did it from the safety of the truck. Sometimes the truck came off a little worse for wear.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

31 Signs You Grew Up Seventh-Day Adventist. By Ashley Perez

“No it’s not a cult, we’re just vegetarian Christians.”

(BuzzFeed)  16. Because of the no dancing rule, this is the basic extent of your dancing skills.

31 Signs You Grew Up Seventh-Day Adventist

2. Every Saturday is a constant stream of:



29. Your favorite Adventist factoid was that Kellogg’s was founded by Seventh-day Adventists as an alternative to the unhealthy foods of the day.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Discipling the Sick│Lesson 5, January 25-31



Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 53:4, Matt. 8:17, Mark 2:1-12, Phil. 4:4-9, 1 John 3:20-22, John 11:37-44.

Memory Text: "Large crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel." (Matthew 15:30-31, NIV)


Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts ... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

I Have a Dream. By Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Discipling Children│Lesson 4, January 18-24



Read for This Week’s Study: Ps. 127:3-5; Deut. 6:6-7; Luke 2:40-52; Matt. 18:1-6, 10-14; Mark 10:13-16.

Memory Text: "Do you hear what these children are saying? they asked him. Yes, replied Jesus, have you never read, From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?" (Matthew 21:16, NIV).


Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts ... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hollywood Declares 2014 the Year of the Bible. By Andrew Romano

Russell Crowe is Noah. Christian Bale is Moses. Brad Pitt is Pontius Pilate. With pages of action and a faithful fanbase, Hollywood is mining the good book for blockbuster stories.


Diogo Morgado as Jesus in Son of God: Christian Bale as Moses in Exodus: and Russell Crowe as Noah in Noah.

(The Daily Beast)  Pop quiz: How many of the top 15 highest-U.S.-grossing movies of all time—adjusted for inflation—star comic-book characters?
Answer: Zero.

And how many are based on the Bible?

Answer: Two.

In the late 1950s, The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur teamed up for $1.795 billion in adjusted domestic ticket sales. That's more than Avatar, The Dark Knight, and Transformers combined.


Which may explain, at least in part, why the movie industry seems—unofficially, of course—to have declared 2014 The Year of the Bible.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Deliver Us from Evil│documentary film


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Deliver Us from Evil is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Amy J. Berg which tells the true story of Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady, who admitted to having molested and raped approximately 25 children in Northern California between the late 1970s and early 1990s. The film won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature ...


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monteiro released from prison in Togo

Ends nearly 22-month detainment; others still in jail after being convicted
Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro is back home with his family today after being released from prison after a nearly 22-month detainment. The case has been widely followed by the Adventist world church.│ANN photo

Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro was released from prison this afternoon in Lomé, Togo, ending a nearly two-year ordeal that kept him and four others detained on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a case that captured the attention of the Adventist world church.

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Discipleship and Prayer│Lesson 3, January 11-17



Read for This Week’s Study: Dan. 9:2-19; Matt. 14:22-23; 26:36; John 17:6-26; Heb. 2:17; 1 Pet. 4:7.

Memory Text: "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me (John 17:20-21, NKJV).


Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts ... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid. By Jason Koebler

The Seventh-day Adventist, Roscoe Bartlett spent 20 years on Capitol Hill. Now he lives in a remote cabin in the woods, prepping for doomsday.


When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. In speech after late-night speech on the House floor, Bartlett hectored the nearly empty chamber: If the United States doesn’t do something to protect the grid, and soon, a terrorist or an act of nature will put an end to life as we know it.

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Discipling Through Metaphor│Lesson 2, January 4-10



Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Sam. 12:1-7, Isa. 28:24-28, Matt. 7:24-27, 13:1-30, Luke 20:9-19.

Memory Text:  "Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world" (Matthew 13:34-35, NIV).


Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts ... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Finding Teleka Patrick

The first month news reports in the investigation of the Teleka Patrick mysterious disappearance. 30-year-old Adventist young medical resident, who disappeared Dec. 5 after working a shift at Borgess Medical Center, in Kalamazoo, MI

This photo shows Teleka Patrick, 30, at the front desk of the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites on Dec. 5, 2013, the night she went missing. MLiveView full size

• Could Teleka Patrick’s Obsession With Famous Singer Have Played A Part In Her Disappearance? Inquisitr│Jan 4


Missing Michigan Doctor May Have Been Obsessed With Famous Singer. New details reveal more about Teleka Patrick, who vanished from the hospital where she worked. ABC│Jan 4

Teleka Patrick's ex-husband says Kalamazoo doctor's refusal to get mental help led to their divorce. "Shortly after they met in 2006, Dr. Teleka Patrick told her future husband of how 'A Beautiful Mind,' was her favorite flick. The movie, which starred Russell Crowe and won an Oscar for best picture, tells the story of renowned American mathematician John Nash and his struggles with mental illness. 'She said, "That’s my story,"' Ismael 'Smiley' Calderon recalled recently of Patrick, 30, his wife of six years." MLiveJan 4

• Teleka Patrick's ex-husband, private investigator fear foul play or abduction. "A private investigator working for the family of missing Kalamazoo medical resident Teleka Patrick said he feels “foul play” is involved in her disappearance."  Detroit Free Press│Jan 4
• Missing Michigan doctor accused of stalking gospel artist Marvin Sapp.  CNN│Jun 4

Friday, January 3, 2014

Missing Adventist Missionary Murdered in Belize

Missing Canadian Adventist missionary confirmed dead, media reports say. Brian Townsend went missing in Belize late on December 24, 2013



A Seventh-day Adventist missionary missing in Belize for a week has been confirmed deceased, media reports indicate. Brian Townsend, a missionary living in the Valley of Peace area of Belize, went missing on December 24th, 2013. A body found in neighboring Guatemala has been identified as Townsend, who was 64, according to a report by CBC Edmonton.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cyber Criminals Target Adventist Church Funds


The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventists Church has been the victim of cyber theft which has defrauded the church of approximately five hundred thousand dollars. The theft involved funds that were being transferred on behalf of a denominational entity.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Some Thoughts for the New Year. By Ellen G. White


The old year, with its burden of record, is fast passing away. The new year, with all its possibilities, will soon be ushered in. What advancement have we made in the knowledge of Christ during the past year? Are we prepared to show, more decidedly than ever before, that we are on the Lord’s side? At this time, when the nations of the world are wavering between infidelity and idolatry, are we prepared to stand as faithful ambassadors for Christ? Shall we not, at the beginning of this new year, give ourselves and all we have to God? Shall we not listen to His voice, which calls us to a renewed contest, to a more thorough consecration of ourselves and our intrusted capabilities to His service?