December 22, 2014
10 Days of Prayer, January 7-17, 2015

Start 2015 off by participating in the Ten Days of Prayer, January 7-17.  The theme for this life-changing initiative is, "Experiencing the Fruit of the Spirit." If you are unable to participate during these January dates, choose another 10 days and still receive a blessing. For more information and to register, simply Click here or join the Facebook event at 10DaysofPrayer2015, and follow it on Twitter at #10DaysofPrayer2015.

Breaking Church News

Maranatha Co-Founder Dolores E. Slikkers Killed in Car Crash

Slikkers, 85, participated in the GC’s Executive Committee, Andrews board, and the Theology of Ordination Study Committee.

Heriberto C. Müller, ADRA Leader on 4 Continents, Dead at 65

Müller, who suffered brain cancer, saw a miracle by living three years longer than doctors expected, a friend says.

Adventist Church Hires Ebola Response Coordinator

The new position at ADRA is intended to improve the management of the church’s work in West Africa.

Want to Memorize Scripture? Free App May Help

Fountainview Academy releases the first app that sets biblical passages to music.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

Report: Bob Jones University Mishandled Sexual Assault Cases

The 300-page white paper was issued on December 11.

Rabbi David Saperstein Confirmed as Religious Freedom Ambassador

Saperstein is the fourth person to hold the job.

Kenya Church Leaders Alarmed by al-Shabab’s Persecution of Christians

More than 200 were killed this year.

Wary of Ebola, Sierra Leone Bans Christmas, New Year’s Celebrations

The number of cases in Sierra Leone continues to rise.

This Week's Special Features

​I Stayed

Editorial: With the church losing young adults in droves, Gerald Klingbeil offers a thoughtful way to help them stick around.

The Stephen Farr Story

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A gripping video testimony of devastation, despair, and redemption, produced by the  Associated Students of Walla Walla University.

Teenagers, Service, and Transformation

December 18 Cover Feature: Julie Z. Lee on the long-term impact of short-term missions.

The Imperfect Leader

​Heart and Soul -- Devotional: Robert Kennedy III reminds us of the reality of human limitations.

Between Suicide and Salvation

Introducing the Why: Only one thing that can vanquish the darkness, says Jimmy Phillips. Read on.

Biblical Hermeneutics 101

Heart and Soul Biblical Studies: Have you ever wondered what that means? Michael Zwaagstra breaks it down for us.

Whither Publishing?

December 10 Cover Feature: Steve Chavez on how Adventist printing responds to changing demographics.



Community Praise Center

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, this Seventh-day Adventist congregation has a strong focus on mission and outreach. Under the leadership of Pastor Bron Jacobs, the church has a vibrant worship ministry.

Let's Pray

The Adventist Review staff meets each Wednesday morning at 8:15 for worship and prayer. We'd love to include your prayer requests, so send them to prayer@adventistreview.org. Let's share in each others' lives.

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