October 2022 Issue

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October 2022 Issue




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Reading Ellen White’s writings like a contemporary

A few years ago, as I was discussing with a group of students the theme of God’s love in the writings of Ellen G. White (1827–1915), one student replied, “I hear what you’re all saying but, honestly, I have a hard time seeing this theme in her writings. I was introduced to Ellen White’s writings through a group that was very law-oriented and that makes it difficult for me to find the love of God there.”

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Should we use Ellen White’s writings to interpret the Bible?

The scene is still before my eyes—a teacher discussed the meaning of a biblical text and a student blurted out, “But this is different from what Aunt Ellen said.”

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Volunteers provide care and resources to community in need

On June 11 a team of more than 60 AdventHealth-affiliated healthcare volunteers in the Great Lakes Region served more than 100 patients at its Glendale Heights Mission Clinic, a program that provides free medical care and services to underserved members of the community.

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Kevin Wilson to lead social media at Andrews University

Andrews University welcomes Kevin Wilson as the new digital and social media coordinator in the Office of University Communication.

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Battle Creek Academy celebrates 150-Year anniversary

Several hundred alumni and guests gathered in Battle Creek, Michigan, June 2-5 to celebrate Battle Creek Academy’s 150th anniversary.

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Motor City evangelism series results in 75 baptisms

Lake Region Conference jump-started their conference-wide evangelism effort in Detroit and as a result 75 were baptized at the campaign’s conclusion in April.

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'Return to Palau' wins award at International Christian Film Festival

Return to Palau, the documentary film which shares tragic story of a young missionary family that moves to the idyllic island nation of Palau and suffers an unthinkable tragedy, won third place for best documentary at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, May 6, 2022.

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Grand Rapids refugee churches dedicated and growing

The month of April has been an exhilarating month for two refugee congregations. Elwell and Golden Gate, both having been born out of Grand Rapids Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, were dedicated in April.

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