Archive for: 2012

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 […]

 
 

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

From the perspective of Edwards and Spurgeon, the depths of hell are inversely proportionate to the heights of Heaven, as an all-powerful God gives eternal life to both the saved and the damned.

 
 

Trailer: Hell and Mr. Fudge

Edward Fudge, a young Bible-belt preacher, gets a surprise visit from an eccentric stranger who has a bizarre request. He wants Fudge to investigate Hell. More at: http://hellandmrfudge.org/

 
 

Inspiration: If Aristotle Was Right, What Can Make Us Happy?

Inspiration: If Aristotle Was Right, What Can Make Us Happy?

Sometime in the 4th Century BC, Aristotle wrote Nicomachean Ethics. The broad question of the book is how to achieve happiness.

 
 

Adventist Pastor in Togo Imprisoned on Dubious Charges (ANN)

Antonio dos Anjos Monteiro is currently in a Togo prison on what Adventist legal and human rights experts say are unsupported charges.   Sep. 27, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN eventh-day Adventist lawyers and human rights advocates are calling for the immediate release of an Adventist pastor imprisoned in Togo on what they say are spurious charges. […]