October 13, 2014
2014 Annual Council Updates

Finley Offers 5 Steps for Resolving Disunity on Women's Ordination

The evangelist shares his findings on how early Christian leaders settled difficulties.

Adventist Membership Reaches 18.1 Million

But GC secretary G.T. Ng would rather talk about the “serious loss” of members.

Ebola Kills 16 Adventists in West Africa

The Annual Council hears a video-link report on the Ebola crisis.

Wilson: Satan is Trying to Destroy Adventist Church

He urges church leaders to stand by the Bible even if its teachings are scorned as politically incorrect.

‘God’s Prophetic Movement, Message, and Mission and Their Attempted Neutralization by the Devil’

Transcript of President Ted N.C. Wilson’s sermon at the 2014 Annual Council.

Surfer Pastor and Child Evangelists Lead Efforts to Share Jesus

Annual Council delegates hear creative outreach projects during a session on evangelism.

Adventist Church Announces New Bible Reading Plan

The Believe His Prophets plan will include Bible chapters and passages from Ellen G. White.

Church Leaders Told to Prepare to Leave Office

They are urged at Annual Council to view their jobs as a matter of stewardship.

Annual Council Opens With Call for Respect

Wilson asks for a humble spirit, while health leaders urge attendees to maintain healthy bodies.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

Evangelicals Struggle with LGBT Issues

Debate grows among conservatives.

Traditional Catholics Create a Health Insurance Alternate

Officials say the cost-sharing network would reflect Catholic values.

Study: Suicide Rates Among Religious Jewish Teens Plunges

Israel has a relatively low rate of suicide.

What do Americans Pray For?

Many pray for sports teams.

This Week's Special Features

"The Tent" Event

Cover Feature: Sandra Blackmer tells a story of when evangelism becomes part of the curriculum.

Revival and Reformation Revisited

Special Feature: David J. B. Trim looks back and ahead, to being used by the Spirit.

Conviction and Covenant

Editorial: "The only remnant worth belonging to is the one that will not tear itself apart by Christless spite and crossless acrimony," says Bill Knott.

Never Pass up a Chance to Do Good

WEB EXCLUSIVE: This week's feature in the Screening Room is a video testimony produced by the General Conference Communication Department.

Many Church Choirs are Dying. Here's Why

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cathy Lynn Grossman shares her perspective on a growing trend in North American churches.

Deliverance From Dystopia

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Why is society so fascinated with end of the world themes? Ask Gary Swanson.

2014 Week of Prayer Special Edition

“Christ’s Method Alone” is the theme for this year’s Week of Prayer readings. Throughout the week we will see how much of Christ’s ministry involved healing and how the ministry of health and healing plays a vital role in reaching others for Him. As a service to our readers, the Adventist Review provides all of the 2014 Week of Prayer readings, including articles for children.

Classical 90.5 WSMC

Serving a fine arts radio audience, Classical 90.5 WSMC is operated by Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. The station offers classical and sacred music along with National Public Radio programs.

Let's Pray

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