1. Adventist "Bible Boom" contest finalists from across the Inter-American Division competed in Cuba last weekend, with 20-year-old Jempsy Tisma from Haiti winning the competition and demonstrating exhaustive knowledge of 10 books of the Bible, from Ephesians to Hebrews.
2. U. S. Senate chaplain Barry Black, who received national attention after his prayers during the government shutdown, addressed attendees at the Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Council on the Oakwood University campus last weekend. Black is an Oakwood alumnus.
3. A Kenyan politician wants the country's faith-based schools - including Adventist schools - to hire principals on merit, rather than their religion.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/5705