October 17, 2012
Called Together

The "Called Together" banner for the articles appearing in issues of the Adventist Review is based on a Mobius band, created by giving a strip of paper a one-half turn and connecting the ends. The resulting continuous loop illustrates our essential connections to each other, even though we sometimes find ourselves on different sides of an issue.--Editors.

Breaking Church News

Peru: Adventists Launch Church's Fifth Medical School

First medical school in South America's northwestern region.

Adventists Rally in New York City

Church leaders and lay members prepare for NY13.

Adventist Media Leaders Meet

Communication summit aimed at strengthening church identity.


Annual Council 2012 Special Report

Church Leaders Respond to Union Actions on Ministerial Ordination

Measure follows three hours of respectful discussion.

Sabbath Sermon: Never Doubt--God Is in Control

The General Conference president calls church leaders to unite in spreading the three angels' messages.

World Religion News

Headline From Religion News Service

Pastors Challenge IRS Over Political Endorsements

Nearly 1,600 pastors ignore IRS rules on "Pulpit Freedom Sunday."

Pakistan Case Turns Against Christian Girl

Muslims accuse the girl of blasphemy.

Canada Cuts Non-Christian Prison Chaplains

The new policy affects 21 chaplains.

Poll: Americans Don't Mind Religious Athletes

More than 1,000 adults were surveyed.

October 18, 2012, Adventist Review

Responding to the Call of Ministry

Cover Story: Ashley Batiste tells the story of a group of college kids making a huge difference in the lives of people all over the world.

Listening to the Spirit

Adventist Life: Cedric Vine reminds us that it is the Holy Spirit that dynamically drives the church forward.

When the Prophet Is Silent

Feature: Tim Poirier on the careful use of Ellen White's writings.

Holy Conversations

Editorial: Bill Knott reminds us of the importance of being called together.

Death in the Family

Cliff's Edge: Cliff Goldstein shares his personal tragedy and reminds us of the nature of the God we love.

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This Week's Special Features

Election 2012

Web Exclusives: During this election season the Adventist Review presents two articles on biblical principles for exercising our citizenship. Pastor Ryan Bell shares "Loving Your Neighbor at the Ballot Box," and S. Joseph Kidder authors "Voting Wisely."

"Can't We All Just Get Along?"

Feature: What does it take to resolve a conflict? Sandra Blackmer shares a solution.

The Question of Ordination

October 11 Cover Story: Adventist Review editor Bill Knott interviews Artur Stele, director of the Biblical Research Institute, about the study under way on this important issue. 

Even Our Adversaries

Editorial: Stephen Chavez reminds us that civility and Christ-like behavior must always rule the day.

The Girl With Dirty Blond Hair

Introducing the Why: A chance encounter makes Jimmy Phillips ask, "What does it take to win people for God's kingdom?"


Reflections: "Our disagreements, great or small, are only temporary when we look at the big picture," says Dan Jackson.

Embezzlement in the Church

Web Exclusive: Easy access to church funds creates the opportunity to defraud the congregation, says General Conference treasurer Robert E. Lemon. 

2012 Week of Prayer Readings

Special Edition: In support of the Week of Prayer, the Adventist Review is giving unrestricted access for this special issue. We've provided all the readings for the week, including the children's stories. We trust that this material will be a blessing for you.


More Features

Hymns and Favorites

Transmitting exclusively through the Internet, Hymns and Favorites is a commercial-free ministry of Positive Life Radio, based at Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington. The all-music format offers traditional hymns and inspirational favorites from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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 other's lives.

AR Video Report

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