August 21, 2013
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Breaking Church News

Pakistani Adventist Convicted of "Blasphemy"

The 29-year-old faces a life sentence.

Burst Sewer Pipe Displaces NY Congregation

Utica congregation now without a place to worship.

Review and Herald Marks 30 Years in Hagerstown, Maryland

Literature still important, GC president affirms.

Adventist Convert, Pastor Mike Adams Dies

Wife's Bible studies led Adams to Adventist church.

Egypt: Mob Destroys Adventist Church in Assiut

Muslim neighbors rescue pastor, wife.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

Assemblies of God Reports Major Growth

While other groups see decline.

Reformers Want Congress to Allow Pulpit Politicking

Many church leaders criticize IRS guidelines.

ACLU Says Magistrate Can't Order 'Messiah' Name Change

Judge is accused of imposing her faith on others.

August 22, 2013 Adventist Review

Martin Doblmeier: Filmmaker

Cover Feature: Stephen Chavez reports on the award-winning filmmaker who turned his camera lens on Adventists--again.

Coming to Our Senses

Heart and Soul: Biblical Studies: Scott Moncrieff on the watershed paradigm shift.


Editorial: Gerald Klingbeil takes a look at what it means to be committed--in all its forms.

The Telemachus Testimony

Transformation Tips: Delbert W. Baker reminds us that our silence helps no one.

To read other stories, click here.


This Week's Special Features

Teach Your Children Money Management

Adventist Life: Dan Serns has advice for raising children with sound financial skills.

Coincidence, Right?

Introducing the Why: Jimmy Phillips reminds us that for believers, there are no coincidences.

The Tyranny of Smartphones

Editorial: Kimberly Luste Maran on the importance of not letting your smartphone take over your life.

What if God Made Movies?

August 14 Cover Feature: "The raw ability to create a visual story comes from God," says Lynelle Ellis.

It's Personal: ASI Reaches Around the Globe

August 8 Cover Feature: Conna Bond shares inspiring stories of ASI members around the world.

ASI Updates

Reports from the 2013 ASI convention in Orlando, Florida.

SHAREHIM in Nicaragua

Web Exclusive: Micheal Goetz, youth pastor at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, is leading a team of 27 students in an evangelistic thrust in Nicaragua. Follow their journey day by day.

Lael Caesar's Pretoria Dispatch

The final installment of our associate editor's extraordinary time in South Africa.


More Features

Messages From Bermuda

With 3,172 members and 10 churches, the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is spreading the good news of the gospel throughout that island nation. The conference also operates an elementary school and day academy. Under the leadership of President Jeffrey B. Brown, the conference has recently started an Internet ministry that features selected messages delivered at conference churches.

Let's Pray

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