Alexander Carpenter

Video| Down with Positive Thinking

I've heard Barbara Ehrenreich talk and she does not mess around. Here is a critical conversation between The Atlantic's Hanna Rosin and her about the history of positive thinking, American religion and the housing crisis. Yes, they are connected.

Discussed:

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  • Time ticks away for Sydney-siders
  • It Is Written Oceania wins Accolade
  • Success in North New South Wales
  • Surprise audience at PNG mission trip
  • First baptisms conducted on Saibai Island

The Conservative Bible

Perhaps you've heard about the Conservative Bible project.

The folks behind it reason that, "[a]s of 2009, there is no fully conservative translation of the Bible which satisfies the following ten guidelines:

  1. Framework against Liberal Bias: providing a strong framework that enables a thought-for-thought translation without corruption by liberal bias

E. G. White Conference: Video Interview with Ron Numbers

In this fascinating video, Randall Stephens interviews Ronald L. Numbers, Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin, on Ellen White and the role of Seventh-day Adventism in American culture.

My Creation Sabbath Prayer

Creation Sabbath Prayer

InFocus Adventist News - Creation Sabbath

  • Adventists around the world celebrate creation
  • Adventist world church launches new video series
  • New Zealand prime minister announced Sanitariums Good Ambassador Award recipients
  • Avondale College lecturer publishes first book for young adults

PUC Enrollment Up for Fall Quarter

Pacific Union Collge reports:

Pacific Union College opened a new school year in September with increased enrollment and high student enthusiasm. Official headcount for fall quarter is 1,511—an 11.1 percent increase from last year. Retention numbers are also up from 71 percent to 79 percent.

Spectrum Ranks 2nd Most Influential Twitter Feed in Adventism

According to We Follow, a site that categorizes Twitter accounts and tracks twitter influence, in the category "Adventist" Spectrum Magazine's twitter account is in second place.

Usually online influence measures things like retweets, link clicks, engagement, etc.

This is particularly significant as Spectrum Magazine currently ranks #14 in followers.

Intersection TV: One in Christ?

From Intersection, "A recent survey suggested that: "The most segregated time in America is Sunday morning." Are Christian churches--is the Adventist Church--doing a good job reflecting the biblical mandate that we be "one in Christ?" Our panel talks about why we tend to gravitate toward congregations made up of those who share our ethnicity or background. And what we can do, on a personal level, to better reflect a Christianity that transcends barriers of race, politics, or personal allegiances."

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