1. Oakwood Adventist Academy breaks ground on $5.5 million expansion.
2. Card-writing campaign latest move in effort to release imprisoned Togolese Adventists
3. Inter-American Division Crowns Bible Boom Winner
Victor Manuel Jaimes of the South Colombia church region was the winner of this year’s Inter-America Bible Boom. Jaimes, the first Bible Boom winner from south Colombia, finished the final round with 180 points. The final took place today at Mt. Dor Seventh-day Adventist Church in Champ Fleurs, Trinidad. . . All 22 Bible Boom competitors answered questions on the books of Romans, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, and Galatians in front of a live audience of more than 300. The event was streamed live over the internet in English, Spanish and French. . . Jaimes, 25, received a US$4,000 scholarship to the University of Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad, an iPad and a first place award medal. Jaimes also becomes Inter-America’s Youth Embassador in charge of promoting the Bible and youth ministries throughout the Inter-American Division territory.
Bonus: Los Angeles Times television critic Robert Lloyd thoughtfully reflects on Angus T. Jones:
Rather, he appears to be making a stab at becoming a better person and some version of a responsible adult. The story of worldly dissatisfaction and sudden spiritual revelation he relates on the video is not out of the ordinary. And his malaise, if not necessarily his response to it, seems typical enough for a 19-year-old — an age susceptible to outsized attacks of seriousness, elation, frustration, boredom and despair. It's not for nothing that Shakespeare made Hamlet a college student.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4937