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A CENSOR’S GLOWING COALS

everything in our culture, our structures, and even our church through the lens of the gospel story. In that story of loss, rescue, freedom, and the power of choice, we learn crucial lessons on how to treat [...] popular novel took its title from the temperature at which books burn. Fahrenheit 451 told the story of a dystopian world where books were not only banned but burned by a squad of “firemen.” 2 [...] was caught allowing a woman to lecture his students on why married women shouldn’t keep producing children. Augustus, concerned with the declining birth rates among the Roman elite, ordered Corvus to be

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Does poverty have a colour?

poverty and its devastating effects at close quarters. Part of the power of her lecture was her stories about places and people that she had visited in the course of her work. She opened with an account [...] are ‘at the bottom of the food chain’ and living in extreme poverty around the world. In the UK, children of colour are more likely to be in care and less likely to be legally adopted. Where ethnicity

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What race do you belong to?

faults and highlighted their differences. Their “open” eyes were their doom. From then on, the story of humanity has been marked with racism, classism, conflict, division, and violence. Jesus [...] that originates from the same powerful source: God. We are all connected to the same source and children of the same God. We are all part of the same “Creator’s race” and, thus, when we pit ourselves against

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Relating to Muslims Christ’s Way

This article tries to understand the foundational fabric of Islam and relate it to a Christian worldview and theology. It invites a Christlike way of relating to people of Islamic worldviews.

we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ” ( Rom. 8:15-17, ESV ). [...] the real contexts of Muslims’ lives in various countries, regions, and localities tell differing stories, highlighting the complex interplay of multiplex layers of human divisions, struggles to make sense [...] divine and relations with the rest of humankind are construed variously. More Than One Voice The story contains both tales of unity in the name of the one God, one community, and one common destiny and

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Endangered Adventism?

with the movement. Many young adults say they still love Jesus. But His church? That’s a different story. It’s time for some unvarnished candor: If we don’t do something significant—quickly—we may be describing [...] pastors, an upscale café, professional musicians, a golf cart to pick guests up at their car, and children’s programming run by experts. Uncertain or unconvinced about distinctive Adventist doctrines, many

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Being connected: ADRA

learn with children. With their in- nocence and authenticity they are able to break all barriers of preconception and give themselves to others. It is true that we have to become like children. So, the [...] take care of the social work of the church. Why not involve children in this work? There are simple tasks that can be performed by children and, by doing them, they will learn that there are other realities [...] Ingathering: Usually children are very much motivated to share and invite others to share with the ones that have any kind of depri- vation. Having an ADRA project to sponsor at the Children’s Sabbath School

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Church Evangelism through Musical

remains of Jesus: just a musical? We asked this question to Elsa Cozzi (EC) from the Children's Department and DHS children at WCG, Roland Meyer (RM), professor of Systematic Theology at FAT and interim pastor [...] this experience a great example of a fresh and modern inter-generational evangelism. We all know the story of Jesus but we still enjoyed the special touch presented in this musical. There is also an excellent

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A permanent end to American torture

during the Second World War. One of the means of torture was water boarding. I still remember the stories of the agonizing sessions Malaysians endured if they came under the ambit of suspicion by the Imperial [...] then-Sen. Barack Obama, who as President ordered the end of this American use of torture. But this story is far from at an end. In recent weeks, leading public figures have openly called for the reinstatement [...] doing barbaric acts does accomplish a goal. It could be, for example, we find that kidnapping the children of suspected terrorists and holding them in deplorable conditions makes terror suspects more likely

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Policy not politics

in the face of human need is not faithfulness, it is sinful indifference. We tell our children the Bible stories of Joseph, Esther, and Daniel, who used their time on earth to exert an influ-­‐ence on [...] on the public policy of the societies in which they lived. But we should also be telling those stories to adults drawing out the lesson that believers today must also exert a godly influence on our community

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An Interview with European Bible Champion, Zdeněk Soviš

relationship to the Word of God. Also the children Sabbath school had a great impact on me. I can never forget the church aunts, who taught me the Bible stories. And I also still thing of the Bible competitions

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