Reports and commentary on contemporary headlines, issues, mini-reviews of books, and other news items of importance for promoting both dialogue across the spectrum and making room for a more progressive Adventist Christianity. Comments sent in may be published. – ATNewsbreak Editors: Lee & Linda Greer, Adventist Today Associate Executive Editors. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special News release. Andy Nash, the new
editor for AToday!
Feedback. The tilt at ATNewsbreak: Letter
Adventist News round up. La Sierra University
SIFE students win 2007 national championship, and other pieces.
May 2007. Genocide in Darfur from satellite,
and other stories.
AToday tomorrow. Contents of May-June
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SPECIAL NEWS release....
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New Editor for Adventist Today: Andy Nash
Special news release (14 May 2007).
Andy Nash, 36, has been appointed by the Adventist Today Board as the
new Adventist Today (AToday) editor, succeeding John McLarty.
McLarty, who has served in that capacity for 10 years, will continue at
Adventist Today as a senior contributing editor.
Nash will begin his formal tenure as AToday editor beginning
with the first issue of 2008 (January-February). At that time, a major
redesign of the magazine will be unveiled. An article by Nash, “Resting
Again in Adventism,” will appear in the July-August 2007 issue.
Nash comes to this position with impressive credentials and extensive
experience. He received B.A.s in Print Journalism and English from Southern
Adventist University where he was editor of the school newspaper. He holds
an M.A. in English from Andrews University and has finished his Ph.D. coursework
in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Nebraska.
From 1996 to 1999 Nash was the youngest assistant editor at the Adventist
Review. He worked as an assistant professor of communication at Union
College (1999-2002) before becoming the publisher of the award-winning The
Front Porch, a magazine feature currently syndicated in newspapers
throughout the United States. Nash has also worked as a newspaper and magazine
columnist and was invited by Reader’s Digest Association to help them develop
a new magazine concept.
Nash will serve as the Adventist Today editor while also working
as an Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication at Southern Adventist
University, where he has been since 2003.
“The appointment of Andy Nash as editor reflects an important aspect
of the major initiative now underway at Adventist Today as part
of the 2007 Leap Forward process,” says Ervin Tayor, Executive Editor.
“He brings to the AToday editorial group a fresh approach with new
ideas and perspectives that will be in tune with a younger cohort of potential
As 2008 approaches, Nash will communicate his vision for the future
of Adventist Today. “I’m delighted to join a talented staff and
strong support base—people who care about things like balance, honesty,
and excellence in the Adventist Church,” Nash says. “I see no reason why Adventist
Today shouldn’t be the most well written, most well produced, most
professional magazine in the church. We also need to be full color starting
January, so we’ll be grateful to everyone who can help us achieve this
“One of Nash’s major interests is for Adventist Today to become
a magazine of renewed dialogue among conservative-traditional, center-evangelical,
and liberal-progressive Adventist Christians on the significant issues
of the day” says Lee Greer, AToday Associate Executive Editor and
the editor of ATNewsbreak, the e-newsletter of Adventist Today.
Nash says he welcomes direct communications and can be reached at email@example.com.
FEEDBACK to ATNewsbreak....
ATNewsbreak: Why a progressive challenge is healthy for Adventist
Lee & Linda Greer, AToday.org (16 May 2007).
We appreciate the mostly positive feedback we receive at ATNewsbreak,
as well as the questions and concerns we receive (usually about Adventist
Today's coverage of 3ABN)! One recent letter from a retired pastor on
a different subject gives us an excellent opportunity to share a few thoughts.
We quote from the letter:
First, ATNewsbreak has been broadened to include a younger, more
progressive audience. It is intended to be more edgy than the Adventist
Today magazine. The intent is to provide thought-provoking news items
and updates, as well as inspirational thoughts. On the last ATNewsbreak (01 May 2007), the following items were present:
- He wrote, "I am troubled by the 'lean to the left' that I am sensing
at least in the emailed 'newsbreak' for AT. It is certainly proper
to debate American foreign policy but I am not totally comfortable using
AT for that purpose. There seems to be an anti war, anti Government,
pro abortion underlying agenda coming through more and more recently.
In my view that is a bit out of place for a religious publication supported
largely by a church membership that takes the Bible very seriously including
the admonition to 'pray for our leaders.'"
Now on war, peace, and justice, we make no apology for providing counterbalance
to the many Christian attempts in America to hijack Jesus for war, nationalism,
torture, and a narcissistic commercialism which has demonstrably led to
oppression and environmental degradation. Christians need to be reminded
that the real Jesus from Nazareth stood for peace and justice for the oppressed
of all nations! No ownership society tinted with a few conscience-salving
charitable contributions for Jesus. He came from an eschatological heritage
within the Hebrew prophets calling for stewardship, speaking of mutual
indebtedness and justice for our fellow beings, and warning of a coming
reversal of fortunes when justice would prevail and wrongs would be righted.
"Congratulations to the peacemakers for they shall be called the children
of God!" (Matt. 5:9). "Congratulations, you destitute! for yours is the
kingdom of God. Congratulations, you [who are] hungry now! for you will
be satisfied.... But woe to you the rich! for you have your consolation.
Woe to you, the well-fed now! for you will hunger." (Luke 6:20-21, 24-25).
It was an eschatological tradition that linked forgiveness with justice,
as in Jesus' kingdom prayer to God as Father, "Forgive us our debts as
we forgive those indebted to us." (Compare Micah 4; Isa. 1:16-18; 2:1-5;
58; 61:1-2 with Jesus in Luke 4:16-21, in Mark 1:14-15, and John the Baptist
in Luke 3:1-14 = Matt. 3:1-10).
- Our banner story was on the resurrection of Jesus, during this spring
- There was also the news of a large gift to Andrews University, a link
to someone's open letter to Danny Shelton, and review of articles from
the Adventist Review with both discussion and inspirational thoughts.
- On the headlines part, we linked to a story on the latest Supreme Court
decision on abortion, and linked to both sides of the debate, people of
faith in both cases. Hardly being pro-abortion. On an earlier ATNewsbreak,
we also included links from both sides on global warming.
- We linked a Christianity Today article showing the range and
division of opinion even within evangelical Christianity, let alone the
broader range of Christian opinion!
- And yes, we included other stories on the burning issue of the war included
an op-ed by an active duty Lieutenant Colonel writing in the Armed
Forces Journal, a condemnation of torture by the National Association
of Evangelicals, and so on.
People of conscience, whether Christians or others, have the right
(most easily realized when living in constitutionally representative democracies)
not only (a) to pray for our leaders, and (b) when possible stand behind
them, but also (c) when necessary get behind them and push. After all, along with the more secular reformers there were also progressive Christians who were speaking out against slavery, participating in the "underground railroad," opposing the genocidal policies adopted toward the first Americans,
fighting for conscientious objector or pacifist status, for suffrage, for
labor rights, for freedom of speech and religion, even for feared or hated
religious minorities. In more recent decades, those voices have also stood
for civil rights, peace, sanctuary, against discrimination, against unjust
and oppressive trade conditions, human trafficking, and genocide. Fortunately,
some progressive Adventist Christians have been involved. Far too few to
our shame as a church—note the all-too-common Adventist timidity
and silence during the Civil Rights movement. Adventism with its roots
partially in New England independence and in the Radical Reformation Anabaptist
wing of Protestant Christianity need not be shy. As we indicated to our kind pastor-correspondent, we seek ways to improve our balance-in-approach while maintaining a forward-looking viewpoint and broadening the discussion.
ADVENTIST NEWS Round up
La Sierra University
SIFE Team Wins  National Championship
By , La Sierra University (May 8, 2007)
"La Sierra University’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won
the National Championship at the 2007 SIFE USA National Exposition finals
held in Dallas, Texas, May 6-8. As a result of their victory in Dallas,
La Sierra University students will represent the United States at the SIFE
World Cup competition in New York City in October. SIFE national champion
teams from more than 40 countries will participate in that event. This
is the sixth time that La Sierra has won the championship at the USA National
Exposition, with previous wins coming in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2002.
La Sierra University SIFE also won the International Championship in 2002,
representing the United States at the SIFE World Cup in Amsterdam. La Sierra
was joined in the final four round by Heritage University, Drury University,
and University of Arizona.... La Sierra’s SIFE team presented a summary
of their projects and activities designed to make a difference in the Riverside
community and internationally. During the competition, each SIFE teams
develops a 24-minute live/multimedia presentation, and distributes a four-page
annual report summarizing their projects. Judges are executives from SIFE
sponsoring companies. For the final four round of competition in Dallas,
all judges must be at the chief executive officer level within their respective
companies. Judges evaluate projects for creativity, innovation and effectiveness.
For its presentation the LSU SIFE team focused on seven projects. 2007
La Sierra University SIFE Projects: [A couple of them...].... Success
Skills. We taught 232 local high school and college students how to
prepare a resume, dress for success, and give a professional interview.... Turning
Silver into Gold. We presented a series of workshops at a low-income
senior housing center to help senior citizens see how they could make the
most of their existing resources. Our topics included: understanding credit
and avoiding financial blunders; preventing identity theft; and maximizing
Social Security and Medicare benefits, among others. Our team was also
awarded a $20,000 Community Development Block Grant to begin July 1, 2007
for the continuation of the project in ten more senior centers in Riverside."
of the story; see also La Sierra University's SIFE
Africa—Out n Back
"We've been to Africa for a joint project of the Seventh-day Adventist
Church and Adventist-Laymen's Services & Industries (ASI)—teaching
laypeople how to give Bible Studies using DVDs. We have also been talking
to those who have been educated by Ethel Twing, widow of Dr. James A. Twing,
who died in service 'For Tanzania.' We took gifts for students of the Twing
Memorial School and visited a game park with our digital cameras. It has
been an awesome journey! Enjoy our trip Out n Back." [More
of the blogsite on this mission trip]. For more information contact Curtis
& Carol Frembling.
Is there imperial design behind conversion overdrive?
By Sandhya Jain, India, The Organizer (20 May 2007)
"There is empirical evidence that the evangelical movement operates
through multinational corporations (MNCs). A special section has been devoted
to the Seventh Day Adventist church (to which Andhra Chief Minister Samuel
Rajshekhar Reddy is affiliated), which targets Dalits for conversion. It
is closely associated with Maranatha Volunteers International, engaged
in church planting. A journalist researching how permissions were obtained
for such a vast numbers of churches found that a rough estimate at $ 5,000/church
x 1,000 churches gave a turnover of $5million. One churches in 1,000 days,
and $5m turnover! There is no land cost because most churches are built
illegally on Poromboke or Mandir lands. In recent weeks, allegations of
assault by Christian evangelists in BJP-ruled states have once again turned
the spotlight on conversions. Now, meticulous research by Ms. Anuja Prashar,
director, Transnational Identity Investments (TII), documents the political,
economic and secular backing by Western-Christian governments for this
imperialist project and its special focus upon India. Ms. Prashar’s report,
titled 'Conversion and Anti-Conversion in India Today,' owes its genesis
to British MPs Andy Reed and Gary Streeter protesting to India’s Deputy
High Commissioner in London that certain laws in the country restricted
religious freedom. They presented a letter signed by a cross-party group
of 16 MPs; Reed is a member of the board of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
This exposes the hollowness of the secular principles of the British Government,
as evangelical paradigms are so openly supported across political parties.
This agitated Hindus organisations in Britain and America, and independent
academics, social analysts, and observers joined hands to prepare a report
which convincingly establishes that Western Christian charity and faith
organisations have a clear agenda to convert the socially disadvantaged,
and a global imperialistic mission. There is empirical evidence that the
evangelical movement operates through multinational corporations (MNCs).
A special section has been devoted to the Seventh Day Adventist church
(to which Andhra Chief Minister Samuel Rajshekhar Reddy is affiliated),
which targets Dalits for conversion. It is closely associated with Maranatha
Volunteers International, engaged in church planting and 25-villages and
50-villages conversion programmes." [More
of the story]. Editorial comment: Ouch, how painful it is to be
misunderstood! On the other hand, what a gift to see ourselves as others
Nigeria: Church Advises President-Elect On Peace
By Kalu Okwara, Daily Champion, Lagos, Nigeria (08 May 2007).
"Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nigeria has enjoined the president-elect,
Alhaji Umaru Yar'Adua to form a broad-based government just as it pleaded
with aggrieved candidates at the just-concluded general elections to seek
redress at the tribunals. Addressing a press conference yesterday in Lagos,
the president of the North West Nigeria Union Mission of the Seventh Day
Adventist, Pastor (Dr.) Joseph Ola, said the era of 'Winner takes all'
was over, stressing the need for the president-elect to form a government
of national unity. According to the cleric, winners of the elections should
assemble the best brains and competent people to work with irrespective
of their political, religious or tribal affiliations. 'Nigerians expect
to see new jobs created that would drastically reduce the rate of unemployment.
The provision of essential amenities such as power, water, good roads,
security for life and property, health care are things that the nation
would not compromise' he said. He specifically picked the education and
health sectors for restructuring, stressing that religious freedom as it
affected the Sabbath keepers needed to be looked at. According to Pastor
Ola, if the government could declare two days as public holidays to enable
people to cast votes, it could also hold future elections and examinations
on week days. Flaying the violence that characterised the electoral process,
the cleric said the perpetrators were putting Nigeria in bad light." [Story].
Paradise Valley deal was criticized for lack of bids
By Keith Darcé, San Diego, CA, Union Tribune (May 8,
"When Adventist Health sold Paradise Valley Hospital earlier this year,
some people who opposed the deal criticized Adventist for not trying harder
to find more than one prospective buyer. A legislative committee will consider
a bill today that would address that complaint. Senate Bill 894 by Sen.
Denise Ducheny, D-San Diego, would let the state attorney general block
the sale of a nonprofit hospital to a for-profit owner if its owner didn't
seek multiple bids or ignored rival offers. The Senate Judicial Committee
is scheduled to consider the bill in a hearing this afternoon in Sacramento.
While the bill won't affect Paradise Valley – the 301-bed National City
hospital was sold Feb. 28 to Prime Healthcare Services of Victorville –
it could come into play in future sales of local nonprofit hospitals if
it becomes law. Ducheny, who opposed Prime Healthcare's purchase of Paradise
Valley, had promised to introduce the legislation after Attorney General
Jerry Brown cleared the way for the deal in late February.... Adventist
announced its plan to sell Paradise Valley to Prime last fall after the
buyer's lead owner, cardiologist Prim Reddy, made an unsolicited offer.
Adventist officials said they sought offers from other hospital operators
in San Diego County but none were interested. Adventist later rejected
a rival bid made by a group of investors that included 40 Paradise Valley
physicians, saying it came too late in the sale process and that the group
lacked the financial backing needed to close the deal." [More
of the story].
When the Rocks Cry Out
By Lawrence T. Geraty, A Commentary on the Sabbath School Lesson for
April 28-May 4, 2007, Spectrum.org.
"The theme for our Sabbath School lesson this week is the proposition
that archaeology has played a key role in affirming the veracity of the
Bible. For Adventists, this notion was bolstered by the influential work
of Adventism’s "Mr. Archaeology," Siegfried H. Horn, the first Adventist
to get involved in any extensive way with field archaeology. Forty years
ago, he founded the first "Adventist dig" in Jordan (at Heshbon), and crowned
his career by teaching archaeology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological
Seminary from the 1950s through the 1970s. The title of Horn’s first major
book, The Spade Confirms the Book, published by the Review and Herald
Publishing Association in 1957, pretty much sums up this view.... Was this
popular notion that "archaeology proves the Bible true" always Horn’s view?
I would argue that the title of his next book, published in 1963, again
by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, conveys a subtle shift: Records
of the Past Illuminate the Bible. In fact, Horn was forced to broaden
his view by his own archaeological fieldwork.... Such discoveries, or the
lack thereof, have gradually helped Adventist archaeologists to shift in
their view, relative to the way archaeology relates to the Bible, from
'confirmation' to 'illumination.' [lists four ways archaeology illuminates
understanding of the Bible]... In sum, I would say archaeology can
illuminate the world of the Bible, but it cannot establish its claim to
truth of a higher order. Archaeology can help answer the question of "what"
happened in ancient times, but rarely "why." Archaeology can bring understanding,
but it cannot create faith." [More
of the article].
Genocide emergency: Darfur
"In 2004 the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum declared a genocide emergency
for Darfur, Sudan. To date about 2,500,000 civilians, targeted because
of their ethnic or racial identity, have been driven from their homes,
more than 300,000 people killed, and more than 1,600 villages destroyed
by Sudanese government soldiers and government-backed militias, known as
the 'Janjaweed.' More than 200,000 Sudanese are refugees in neighboring
Chad. The crisis continues as thousands more die each month from the effects
of inadequate food, water, health care, and shelter in a harsh desert environment. Learn
more about Darfur. Witness the destruction for yourself. Using coordinates
provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Google acquired
high-resolution imagery over the region of Darfur and Eastern Chad. Now
you can witness the destruction in Darfur via Google Earth. Zoom down and
see what a burned village looks like from above, the vast tent cities of
people displaced from their homes, and photographs on the ground of refugees
struggling to survive. Read eyewitness testimony of atrocities in attacked
villages. Visualize what genocide looks like today in Darfur. Learn
more about the layers."
The Darfur genocide from satellite: http://www.ushmm.org/googleearth.
See also "Eyewitness
Account: 'In Darfur my camera was not enough', Photo Essay by Brian
Steidle, a former U.S. Marine." See the trailer of the documentary film
about the genocide, The
devil came on horseback.
Honeybee Die-Off Threatens Food Supply
By Seth Borenstein, Published on Thursday, May 3, 2007 by Associated
Press; CommonDreams.org. "BELTSVILLE, Md. - Unless someone or
something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many
of the nation’s honeybees could have a devastating effect on America’s
dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet.
Honeybees don’t just make honey; they pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest
flowering crops we have. Among them: apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans,
asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash and cucumbers. And lots of the really
sweet and tart stuff, too, including citrus fruit, peaches, kiwi, cherries,
blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and other melons. In
fact, about one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants,
and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according
to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even cattle, which feed on alfalfa,
depend on bees. So if the collapse worsens, we could end up being 'stuck
with grains and water,' said Kevin Hackett, the national program leader
for USDA’s bee and pollination program. 'This is the biggest general threat
to our food supply,' Hackett said. While not all scientists foresee a food
crisis, noting that large-scale bee die-offs have happened before, this
one seems particularly baffling and alarming." [More
of the story].
BYU Students Speak Out
By Ralph Nader, CommonDreams.org (01 May 2007).
"Could anyone have imagined that the major commencement protest at
a University graduation thus far occurred April 26 at Brigham Young University
(BYU)? Probably not.But then could anyone have imagined that the Vice President
with the lowest approval rating in modern American history would request
and receive an invitation to be the commencement speaker? And no one could
have imagined the organized moral courage of seniors like Ashley Sanders,
Eric Bybee, Steven Greenstreet, Carl Brinton and graduate student Joe Vogel.
BYU is owned and run by the Mormon Church. This year it graduated 5,378
students with bachelor’s degrees, 717 students with master’s degrees and
190 students with doctoral degrees. Ninety-nine percent of the graduates
are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon
Church). Before wagon-training in the mid-eighteen hundreds to the Great
Salt Lake Valley, Mormons were terribly persecuted and brutalized from
one migration to another. The Mormon Church was born from revelation, resistance
and dissent. Its mutual assistance commitment to poor or otherwise needy
Mormons remains a marvel of organization and steadfastness. So does its
expected regime of no alcohol, tobacco or drugs - a religious health movement
of much success. The Church today is considered very conservative. Over
eighty percent of voting Mormons cast their vote for Republicans. At BYU,
obedience, conformity and not questioning authority is part of the cultural
tradition. So just to read in the newspapers about 'dissident BYU graduates'
planning an alternative commencement in an alternative auditorium jarred
the customary stereotypes.... Supported by some faculty members, alumni,
citizens of the local community, and twenty students, in the middle of
final exams, no less, they persuaded over 3,000 of their fellow students
to sign a petition protesting Cheney and supporting a graduation ceremony
about alternatives. The core student organizers are devout Mormons...."
the story]. Visit the BYU
alternate commencement website, and see more photos from the
protest. Editorial comment: Thank you, LDS brothers and sisters,
for your voice and courage!
(Collage by LFG, assembled from the links above).
Liberal Protestantism Finding New Life
By Diana Butler Bass, Washington Post (10 May 2007).
"The New York Times recently ran a story about the Riverside Church,
the congregation that serves as a national cathedral for liberal Protestantism,
and its search for a new minister. Riverside’s past ministers have included
renowned leaders such as Harry Emerson Fosdick and William Sloan Coffin,
making the current task a daunting one. The Times referred to Riverside
as “the capital of a theological movement that has been slowly deteriorating,”
citing mainstream Protestantism’s “decades-long pattern of losing members,
vitality, and influence” as a challenge to finding a new pastor. A photograph
illustrated the story: two men looking down from the church’s balcony over
forty parishioners huddled in the back pews of a mostly-empty building.
Last October, I preached at Riverside’s Fosdick Convocation—a five-day
teaching event celebrating liberal Protestantism—to a crowd of approximately
800 people. The building was not empty. More than three-dozen leaders,
theologians, and writers preached, offered workshops, and led worship with
large audiences in attendance. That conference was energetic, intelligent,
and, frankly, emotional—testifying to a renewed spiritual vitality among
mainstream Protestants.... Viewed separately, such congregations might
appear as anecdotal successes in a morass of failure. However, in recent
months, three academic studies have suggested that liberal renewal might
be at the edge of a trend: Ian Markam’s “Why Liberal Churches Are Growing,”
Hal Taussig’s “A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass
Roots,” and my own, “Christianity for the Rest of Us.” Together, these
books explore the characteristics of liberal congregational growth, renewal
in progressive communities, and patterns of vitality in mainstream churches
based in research involving thousands of congregations. No study has yet
attempted to count how many mainline churches are experiencing new vibrancy,
but something is clearly happening in some quarters of liberal Protestantism.
And that something will have, as the renewal of evangelicalism has had,
important political and social consequences in the future" [More
of the story].
is drowning in credit card debt.
Emmy Award winner Danny Schechter's 'In
Debt We Trust' explores the relationship between Congress and
the credit complex and how it is having an enormously negative impact on
the country's financial health. Also, for valuable information on avoiding
the pitfalls, please visit the Center for Responsible Lending (Link).
ATODAY TOMORROW – Current contents
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May-June 2007 (Vol. 15; No. 3). On the issue of plagiarism, and other articles.
- 02 | Editorial: In "Term Limits" John McLarty reflects on the denominational
health benefits of church leadership term limits, and how after 10 years
as Adventist Today editor, promoting open discourse and news within
the Adventist Church, it is time for him to "it’s time for me to acknowledge
my own dispensability" as AToday sets out to find a new editor,
in order to spend more time with his church and family.
- 04 | Letters | AT readers
- 06 | Letters on Abortion | AT Authors and Readers Response
- 10 | 3ABN used by Adventist Retirees for Inspiration and Witnessing | Edwin D. Schwisow
- 11 | Adventist College and University Enrollment Figures Released | James Stirling
to Adventist Today today!
- 12 | Defining Plagiarism - Article Review | James Stirling
- 14 | Posner is Wrong on Plagiarism | Jim Walters
- 16 | The Specter of Plagiarism Haunting Adventism | T. Joe Willey,
reporting on a presentation by Dr. Frederick Hoyt
- 19 | Unity and Tolerance in the Church – Parts I-III | Mark F. Carr
- 22 | Buckle Up – A
Commentary on the Adventist Soul | Alden Thompson
- 24 | Contemporary Adventism: The Owl and the Aging Tiger | Dr.
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