Archive for: October, 2012

Jackson Sun Interviews Two Religious Leaders Engaged in Trademark Dispute

The Jackson Sun has interviewed Walter "Chick" McGill and Lucan Chartier about their trademark dispute with the Seventh-day Adventist Church (their church is named "Creation 7th Day Adventist") that has landed both of them in jail for contempt of court. Although later released, McGill and Chartier maintain that they could be incarcerated again if they refuse to change the name of their church, which they believe was given to them by God.

 
 

“The Coming Storm” – David Asscherick, Part 1

Pastor David Asscherick's opening session at the October 20, 2012, "The Coming Storm" religious liberty congress in Atlanta, Georgia, evaluates the awakening call to people of prophecy through ancient events. Part One ambitiously covers the time span from the founding of the Christian Church to 1844. (See Part 2 at NARLAVideo on YouTube)

 
 

"The Coming Storm" – David Asscherick, Part 2

Pastor David Asscherick's closing session at the October 20, 2012, "The Coming Storm" religious liberty congress in Atlanta, Georgia, continues a historical review of the awakening call to people of prophecy. Part Two covers 1844-present, with a focus on "the single most important move the Seventh-day Adventist Church must be making."

 
 

Adventists: Florida Amendment 8 Harmful Not Helpful to Religious Freedom

Adventists: Florida Amendment 8 Harmful Not Helpful to Religious Freedom

Dear Friend of Religious Liberty: Over the last 12 years, we have been watching the Florida state lawmakers' attempts to fund private and religious schools in Florida with tax dollars.  It has become apparent they will stop at nothing to do away with your state constitutional protection that prohibits tax dollars going to support religious activity. Do not be fooled, Amendment […]

 
 

Florida Amendment 8: A Trojan Horse That Could Regulate Churches' Free Speech

Florida Amendment 8: A Trojan Horse That Could Regulate Churches' Free Speech

Florida's Amendment 8 is being promoted under a guise of “religious freedom,” but accepting state funds will subject religious institutions to increased regulation that would actually restrict free speech.

 
 

The Ministry of Public Education: Children, Politics, and Religion in an Election Year

The Ministry of Public Education: Children, Politics, and Religion in an Election Year

By Fabian Carballo – A public school education can be as enlightening as any other purveyor of knowledge. The key to our kids' success has been family worship time, consistency in expectations, a culture of making the right choices and learning from our mistakes, and an ingrained—often repetitious—maxim that attending college in the future is mandatory.

 
 

Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Selected to Serve as Idaho State Senate Chaplain

Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Selected to Serve as Idaho State Senate Chaplain

BOISE, IDAHO – Seventh-day Adventist pastor Jim Wibberding has been selected to serve as Idaho state senate chaplain for the 2013 Legislative Session. Wibberding, who earned a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership degree from Andrews University presently serves as the pastor of the Cloverdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Northwest Religious Liberty Association has issued the following press release on the […]

 
 

Loving Our Neighbors at the Ballot Box (Adventist Review)

Pastor Ryan Bell explores issues that American Christians should be aware of as they enter the ballot box in a couple of weeks. Excerpt:  s Election Day draws near in the United States, and citizens head to the polls to express themselves and their values, the question of how faithful Christians should vote is again on many people's minds. For […]

 
 

Oxford University Introduces Journal of Law and Religion

The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion will have a range of articles drawn from various sectors of the law and religion field, including: social, legal and political issues involving the relationship between law and religion in society; comparative law perspectives on the relationship between religion and state institutions; developments regarding human and constitutional rights to freedom of religion or belief; considerations […]

 
 

Pew Forum Reports "Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion"

The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has on September 20, 2012 released the third in a series of reports analyzing the extent to which governments and societies around the world impinge on religious beliefs and practices. The new report looks at the extent and direction of change in religious restrictions from the year ending in mid-2009 to the year ending in […]