Reviewing the Review: Oct. NAD edition


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Reviewing Adventist World, NAD Edition October 2008 Vol. 4, No. 10

GENERAL COMMENTS This is a solid issue. It informs and educates, and sometimes inspires. Even Faith that Works by Angel Manuel Redriguez is lucid and thoughtful! While I have a follow-up question for Reinder Bruinsma, only Mark Findley’s Last-Day Deceptions Bible Study fails to measure up.)

BOUQUETS No Fault of Their Own: Helping the Families of Prostitutes in Kolkata’s Red-light Districts by Loren Seibold and Going Boldly for God by Jim Pederson: Building One-Day churches in Mozambique are MUST READS.

QUOTES [Paul’s] letter to the church in Rome, a church worshipping at that time in the homes of members, turned out to be his most prominent letter, spelling out in more detail than in any of his other letters his theology of redemption in Christ. (from Greetings from Paul by Reinder Bruinsma)

My Follow-up Question: How should Romans 14:5 influence SDA theology? “In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable.”

Adventist Church statistics estimate that the 16 million-strong worldwide membership is approximately 70 percent women. (from Western Australia: men’s Ministry Stirs Support Online)

It’s a misconception that the Adventist church is doing well everywhere around the world. . .The 10/40 window [the region stretching from northern Africa to the east coast of Asia], is less than 1 percent Christian, let alone Adventist. (from Why Adventist Mission Tales Are Still Needed by Dan Weber)

The young mind can be very legalistic” in the sense that it sees the world in sharp, distinct lines. It seeks safety in clearly defined borders. Some young people want precise formulas, and they can be very persistent. They are sometimes not comforted with principles; they want specific answers. They are driven by a need to define themselves, to define the boundaries that surround them, to discover “Where do I fit into this? Do I like what contains me? Do I even understand the boundaries and why they are there? How does a life of obedience to God express itself?

Young people are also frustrated by the sheer numbers of their peers who are leaving the church. . . We are losing too many of our young people—too many people under the age of 25. Exact figures are difficult to find, but it would not surprise me if half of those who grow up in this family lose their way for one reason or another (from Looking Back at Let’s Talk by Jan Paulsen)

We need more cross-cultural missionaries from all regions of the world church teaching in Adventist schools in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific. We need pastors and administrators. We need to be a church that goes from everywhere to everywhere. . . Today, more Adventists speak Spanish than English. (from The Last Missionary by Homer Trecartin)

Exercise can be damaging to osteoarthritic joints, but aquatic exercise that is, swimming—has been shown to be very helpful and is the exercise of choice. It also helps to lose weight, especially if the joints involved are knee or hip joints. Dietary changes are not particularly useful in helping osteoarthritis, though a reduced acid load may help rheumatoid arthritis, hence the benefit of a vegetarian diet in that condition.

Some have touted the use of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, but a large controlled study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health found them not superior to placebo* (from Osteoarthritis by Allan R. Handysides and Peter N. Landless)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/1093