October 14, 2009
2009 Annual Council Report

Adventist Church Adds 1 Million Members for Six Years Straight

GC secretary encourages an honest look at records, cites membership audits as catalysts to growth.

Conservative Investing Helps Church Weather Economic Downturn

Wage, hiring, freezes help keep church operations within budget.

Delegates Move 2010-2015 "Tell the World" Plan to GC Session

Vote to be held in Atlanta on strategy to "Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach Across."

Reconciliation, Unity, Involvement are Paulsen's Annual Council Themes

World church president emphasizes cross of Christ as central to Adventist message.

More Adventist News

Zambia Outreach Nets 1,600 Baptisms

Lay members and church leaders join together to  fulfill reaping goals.

Canadian Evangelist Lawton Lowe Dies

Lowe also served as a missionary in India and Sri Lanka.

Approval for Adventist University Pending in Paraguayan Congress

School expected to quicken the pulse of nursing in a country with few nurses.


World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

White House Concerned About Spreading Flu in Churches

Officials urge worshipers to take precautions.

Suit Threatened Over Religious Ornaments for Capitol Christmas Tree

Conservative Christians say free speech rights are being infringed.

Evangelicals Skeptical About 'Joseph Coins'

The coins were discovered in Egypt.

Israeli Rabbis Rule Against 'Shabbat Elevators'

Rabbis believe that using the elevators desecrates the Sabbath.


October 15, 2009 Adventist Review

Are We Killing Adventist Education?

An excerpt from a recently released book

Where Have All the Grown-ups Gone?

Young adults are growing older, but are they growing spiritually?

Singing Our Songs

Our readers respond.

Been There--Done That!

What about "been there--done that" attitudes in our own lives?

Verbal Anarchy

Civility in discourse is non-negotiable in the body of Christ.

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This Week's Special Features
This Week's Special Features

Out of the Darkness

How to keep going in spite of our heartaches

Beyond the Tears

What happens after life's crushing tragedies?

Grace and Judgment in Genesis 3

The foundation of our present truth has to be grace.

The Allure of Modesty

What does real sex appeal look like?

7 Secrets of Healthy Churches

Author Thom Rainer researched 2,000 healthy churches and found out what they had in common. Here are the results of his survey.

AR Week of Prayer Edition 2009

The entire collection of daily readings is completely unrestricted and available to all.

What I've Learned from Facebook

It's a whole new way to communicate--if you call it communication.



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