September 20, 2012
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Breaking Church News

GC Launches Theology of Ordination Study Committee

Report expected in 2014; stems from request at 2010 GC Session.

Andrews Press Releases Book on Homosexual Issues

First major title from an Adventist publishing house on the topic.

ESD Holds First Youth Congress

More than 2,000 converge in Kiev, Ukraine.

Adventist Pastors Convene in Slovenia

Twelve hundred attend gathering.

NSD Adventists Hold First Pathfinder Camporee

Adventist youth gather in Seoul.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

Activists Hail Release of Christian Pastor in Iran, Teen in Pakistan

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was released September 8.

Black Pastors Move to Push Voter Registration

Black clergy are joining with civil rights groups to counter new ID laws.

Poll: Most Churchgoers Don't Read the Bible Daily

The study was conducted by LifeWay Research.

How the Lord's Prayer Saved a 9/11 Survivor

John Mahoney shares his testimony.

September 20, 2012, Adventist Review

Hell and Mr. Fudge

Cover Feature: Jennifer Jill Schwirzer tells the story of a film with a great story to tell.

Standing Together

Heart and Soul Theology: Lael Caesar offers thoughts on how to be many and yet one.

Healing Old Wounds

Adventist Life: Carol Sherman Cannon offers a new perspective on healing past hurts.

Getting Nowhere Fast

Editorial: "We could reminisce about the 'good old days' of theological unity, and try to establish an Amish version of Adventism," says Gerald Klingbeil.

The Fundamentalist

Cliff's Edge: Cliff Goldstein on Alex Rosenburg's scientific leaps and bounds and what that all means for believers.

To read more, click here.

This Week's Special Features

Can Humans Know the Future?

Heart and Soul Theology: Ranko Stefanovic wants to know if humans can see into the future, but more important, would that be any good to anyone?

Ordination Issues--Our Readers Respond

In this special edition of Inbox, the letters represent a sampling of opinion and thought from a variety of readers who took the time to write regarding our coverage of recent meetings about ordination. As always, we welcome your responses.--Editors.

Holy Disagreements

Editorial: Bill Knott calls us together during times when discord threatens to pull us apart.

A Theology of Hazing

September 13 Cover Feature: Lael Caesar asserts that the best understanding of hazing is born of the clearest insight into human nature.

Writing Our History Together

Guest Editorial: The answers are not readily visible, but we can search for them together, says Heather Knight.

The Deep Limitations of the Digital Church

Web Exclusive: Does digital worship suffice in a flesh-and-blood world? Ask Albert Mohler.

The View From Here

August 23 Cover Feature: KidsView has been around for 10 years. Wilona Karimabadi and Kimberly Luste Maran tell us why this magazine matters.

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Ministry in Motion 

 A joint production of the General Conference Ministerial Association and Hope Channel, Ministry in Motion is a weekly podcast and television program exploring the best practices for your ministry. Join hosts Anthony Kent and Derek Morris as they talk with special guests about various aspects of 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 other's lives.

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