“I am a biology major who graduated from LSU in 2009. I’ve since moved onto medical school and am about to graduate for there too.
I transferred in from a public university and I remember that my first thought was, “There is no difference in my science classes from the school I came to the school I’m at now.” I was expecting at least a fair shake to be given to Creation but none ever came. My very first biology class at LSU was general biology with Dr. McCloskey who repeatedly would use this famous line while lecturing, “I too believe in a Creator God, but the evidence speaks for itself.”
The story is an old one, oft repeated. Harvard was founded in 1636 to train Congregationalist and Unitarian clergy. Yale was founded in 1701 by the Colony of Connecticut, primarily to train ministers for the colony. Presbyterians founded Princeton in 1746 to train young men for the gospel ministry. Congregationalist minister Eleazar Wheelock established DartmouthCollege in 1769. Brown, WakeForest, and The University of Chicago emerged from the Baptist denomination. …
“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness.”
“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal. …”
“It appears that Angus T. Jones has become a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Christian, according to his online video testimonials with The Forerunner Chronicles on YouTube. Angus T. is most well known for his role as “Jake”, the “half a man” on the super successful CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Today’s New York Times and Washington Post shed rare light on the latest gross injustices that result from Pakistan’s blasphemy law. They report on yesterday’s arrest of Rimsha Masih, an 11- or 12-year-old Christian girl, who, according to some accounts, suffers from Down’s syndrome. Rimsha has been jailed for allegedly burning pages of the Koran while sweeping a facility in her slum neighborhood near the capital of Islamabad. Should the case go to trial, the girl now faces a virtually certain sentence of life imprisonment, since under the sharia court, her testimony is worth a quarter of a Muslim male’s and there is only oral evidence in this case. …
I made it clear to Kevin Edgerton that in Chapter 4 of this series, I would post only material provided by the corporation without comment. After my News Editor received his letter, along with a pdf file containing AHS’s omnibus litigation, I again contacted Mr. Edgerton’s office by phone. I was told he was not available. I then left a message that I would like him to contact me regarding some of the questions his letter generated. He never returned my call. …
Attendance on the final night of the series in Port Moresby was well in excess of 100,000 people, reports indicate. (The staff was too busy to count the huge crowd.) A very high turnout would have amounted to nearly half the population of the city. …
An open letter from my desk was sent to you on November 19, 2010, detailing my dismay at Mr. Orville D. Parchment’s apology to one senior lady, Ms. S. Hatch of Anza, California. The subject matter of my objections concerned the faulty grounds stated for pursuing the protection of your church’s “good name” and corporate identity via the “strong arm of civil government.” I received no acknowledgement of receipt, answer, or rebuttal from you or any of your staff. …
“Top church leaders said a youth congress held last week in Ukraine was an inspiration for those who live in free societies. It also showcased Seventh-day Adventist youth living out their faith in new, meaningful ways.
“The 17 million members of the Seventh-dayAdventistChurch are united through the Holy Spirit in a common commitment to Christ and the truths of His Word, an urgent end-time mission, and a divinely inspired church organization. A threat to any one of these places at risk the unity of the church. It is for this reason that the leadership of the Seventh-dayAdventistChurch affirms the Pacific Union’s action not to change their Constitution and remain in harmony with the world church. This represents a step in a positive direction. The General Conference leadership is seriously concerned, though, with the Pacific Union’s subsequent action to preempt the collective decisions of the world church regarding ordination. Unilateral actions contrary to the voted decisions of the global church seriously threaten the unity of the church. …”
August 19, 2012 will go into history as the day the Pacific Union Conference voted to eliminate the last barrier for the treatment of women pastors on an equal basis as far as ordination is concerned.
Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill, the 66-year old pastor of the small, Tennessee-based Creation Seventh Day Adventist congregation, was freed from a California prison Sunday after thirty days behind bars.
McGill was imprisoned on Friday, July 13 after a federal warrant for his arrest was issued in a long-standing trademark dispute with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. During his jail time in the San BernardinoCountyCentralDetentionCenter, McGill refused solid foods, taking only water and juice squeezed from oranges. …
A special July 29 constituency meeting called by the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists voted a resolution: “That the Columbia Union Conference authorize ordination to the gospel ministry without regard to gender.”
By now you’ve all heard of the horrific shooting spree at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, where 12 people were cold bloodedly murdered and 58 others wounded. Hopefully, you’ve read or heard the reports of how three different young men sacrificed their lives to save their girlfriends, or of the pregnant mother shot in the abdomen who, along with her unborn baby will survive the shooting. Read More:
Called “The Great Controversy Project: Hope Into Every Home,” the goal is to get a copy of either the full “Great Controversy,” written by Adventist Church co-founder Ellen G. White, or an abridgement, approved by the Ellen G. White Estate, called “The Great Hope” into the hands of millions of people around the world. More:
Pastor_Chick Defends his Creation 7th Day Adventist Church. Legal documents have been filed with the USPTO stating that the General Conference Corporation makes “no exclusive claims” to the term “Adventist.” The recent attempts by the GC legal department cannot hold up in court. They merely threaten people who are using “Adventist” because most will not bother to hire legal counsel to defend their case — money is a factor, of course. You will notice that OUR display of the name of our faith is significantly different from “Seventh-day Adventist.” Read More:
STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.
Court Upholds Jail and Fines for Bible Study Host. When I lived back inArizona, we often had forty or more family and friends over for holidays. I knew of others that had even larger families that gathered every week or so someone’s house. With the large gatherings, no one ever complained nor were any of us told that we had too many at the house.
Women Serving as Ordained Ministers in the Adventist Church in China. Pastor Dave Weigley, president of the Columbia Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Pastor Raj Attiken, president of the Ohio Conference, recently returned from a 13-day visit in China. They met with local churches and pastors in Shanghia, Beijing, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Xi’an, Guilin, and Chengdu, as well as leaders of the Chinese Union Mission in Hong Kong. They took with them Taashi Rowe, an editor for the union conference periodical, who wrote a report on their trip which was published in the last few days in the Columbia Union Visitor along with an announcement of the special constituency meeting that will decide on the ordination of women serving as pastors in the Columbia Union Conference. More: ===>
What can we learn from Samuel Koranteng Pipim’s moral fall? After reading the many accounts of Pipim’s moral fall I believe that there are many spiritual lessons to be learned from this tragic event, but one stands out above the others: A hotel room is not a safe place for spiritual counseling of female students. What starts as spiritual can easily become physical.
Pipim wrote a very long document in his own defense. The church did believe that his confession was genuine and complete until strong evidence was produced about his involvement with another woman was produced which prompted his pastor to cancel his rebaptism at the eleventh hour following his confession to this additional sexual misconduct. More: ===>
Chamberlain Case Finally Ends: Coroner Rules after 32 Years That the Dingo Did It. The national Channel 7 television network called it “Australia’s most notorious murder trial” Tuesday morning (June 12) during coverage of the coroner’s ruling in the fourth inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain, the two-month-old daughter of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor and his wife, in August 1980. Coroner Elizabeth Morris has officially found that a wild dog called a Dingo killed the baby as the parents had reported within minutes and have maintained for three decades. More: ===>
Part One: The Whistleblower and the Healthcare Corporation. If you are a patient or employee of the Adventist Health System and you think that the integrity of your hospital records is protected, you need to watch this video. Listen to this Adventist whistleblower who alleges that unscrupulous managers routinely delete adverse hospital events to protect the corporation and augment their bonus payments.
A Call for Revival, Repentance & Reformation. When Ted Wilson was elected as our new General Conference president, he made a call for revival and reformation. There are visible signs that said revival and reformation has started already among Adventists. This needs to continue, but it must include visible evidence of sorrow and repentance for what we Adventists have done wrong in the past and for what we are doing wrong in the present. There exist sinful policies in our midst which unless repented of and abandoned, will tarnish and stain our mission to the world. The Bible states the following in Amos 5:24: More: ===>
Receiving the Bird: Samuel Koranteng-Pipim Seeks Rebaptism This Sabbath. Less than a year after he was disfellowshipped, and lost his Michigan Conference ministerial credentials, the Ann ArborSeventh-dayAdventistChurch plans to rebaptise Samuel Koranteng-Pipim. The proposed June 9 afternoon service was announced through a bulletin insert that asks for prayer “that with his baptism. . . Dr. Pipim will be faithful in his new line of ministry. …” More: ===>
Mass Resignations at Baptist University. Three dozen faculty members have resigned from Shorter University, a Baptist school in Georgia, after it required them to sign a “personal lifestyle statement” that condemns homosexuality, premarital sex and public drinking.
Moscow is not Sodom: Orthodox Christians disrupt illegal gay pride demo in front of city council. Orthodox Christians blocked an attempt Sunday by homosexuals to demonstrate outside of the Moscow City Council in response to the city’s ongoing refusal to permit a “gay pride” parade within its jurisdiction.
Argentina: Three choirs sing “Gory, Glory, Aleluya” at the Inauguration of the new Temple at the Universidad Adventista del Plata. [Tres coros cantan en ocasión de la inauguración del nuevo templo de la Universidad Adventista del Plata.]
Free Haircuts: A New Evangelistic Tool, by Nic Samojluk. From its beginning Quiet Hour Ministries have manifested an unusual ingenuity and resourcefulness in its incredibly successful program of reaching people for Christ and the Gospel. What has been their secret? It quite simple, indeed: They have always looked for ways to provide a free service for people in need. This has recently been demonstrated by the unique method devised by volunteer Richard Daly who decided to advertize his meetings with a free haircut for kids in a country where people have a hard time to save the money for such service. I invite you to watch and see this new evangelistic method in action. Watch and find out what happens when you reach out to others with creativity and love. Watch the Video: ===>
Mid-America Union Conference Votes to Support Ordination of Women. The executive committee of the Mid-America Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church this week at a regular meeting, “Voted to support the ordination of women in the Mid-America Union,” according to a news release from Martin Weber, union conference communication director. “The committee also recognized the authority of the world church and the need for harmony across the various administrative levels of the Seventh-day Adventist faith community,” stated Tom Lemon, the union conference president. More: ===>
Controversy About the “Great Controversy.” Most Adventists are aware that there is currently a great controversy taking place regarding Ellen White’s the “Great Controversy” book. Our new General Conference [GC] president, Ted Wilson, decided to distribute said book by the millions, and many zealous Adventist members donated millions of dollars for this unprecedented project apparently unawares that what was being published was an abridged version of the original one written by the author. More:===>
Counterfeit E. White Books in China. Today I received and email from Jeffrey and Monica Sonnentag alerting me about a recent video posted by Pastor David Kang describing how our Ellen White books are being sold inChina. The problem is that the content of said books has been apparently altered in many places in order to reflect Catholic doctrinal teachings. A good example is the reference to the creation where Sunday is presented as the day the Lord rested following his creative work. This type of glaring and daring counterfeit is almost unbelievable, but Pastor Kang has the damning evidence in his possession. More:===>