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500 - The Reformation

Five hundred years later, is the Reformation over? Or is there still work to be done? Join John Bradshaw on location across Europe in the opening program of It Is Written’s 500 series.

Money, Money, Money

Even though you can’t live without it, having it can bring all kinds of complications. The Bible speaks more about money than almost any other subject. In Money, Money, Money you’ll find out how you can prevent what God intended to be a blessing from becoming a curse. Make solid, spiritual decisions regarding your finances. Join John Bradshaw and special guest Julian Archer and learn how to handle money to the glory of God.

Give Me Scotland

He is remembered today as a titan of the Reformation, a man who stood boldly for the Bible. Though John Knox was opposed by the might of the Catholic Church, he fearlessly advanced the Word of God. Join John Bradshaw on location in Scotland as you walk through the life of John Knox, a true champion of truth.

The Dangers of Technology

We live in an age of unprecedented access. This generation is the first in history to be constantly connected to a stream of information, the effect of which can be extremely harmful, both mentally and spiritually. Join John Bradshaw as he and his guests look at the worrying impact the Information Age is having on our world, and learn how you can protect yourself from the dangers of technology.

Father Forgive

When German bombers attacked Coventry, England, in November of 1940 during World War II, more than 500 people were killed, the city was devastated, and Coventry Cathedral was completely destroyed. The day after the attack, the leading minister at Coventry Cathedral wrote on a wall behind the altar, in the ruins of the cathedral, the words "Father forgive." Join John Bradshaw on location in Coventry, England, and discover humanity's call to forgive and God's willingness to forgive those who ask.

Ink on Paper

Today’s flow of information simply wouldn’t be possible without Johannes Gutenberg’s gift to the world: the printing press. It’s considered to be the most important invention of the last 1,000 years—some say the most important invention of all time. Join John Bradshaw on location in Mainz, Germany, and learn how the printing press put the Bible into the hands of the people, and led directly to the Protestant Reformation.

The Mouth of Truth

The Bible stresses the importance of truth, even listing it among the Ten Commandments. Yet deception abounds not only in today’s world, but in today’s Church. Join Pastor John Bradshaw on location in Rome, Italy for The Mouth of Truth, and discover not only how Christians all over the world are being deceived, but how God plans to protect His people from falsehood.

Blood Rock

We read in the Bible about God wiping out entire people groups, whole cities. In fact, come to the time of the Flood, and God killed everybody on planet Earth with the exception of only eight people. People killing people; that's terrible. God commanded the eradication of men and women and the aged and children? How do we reconcile that? Join John Bradshaw at Blood Rock in Australia as the answers are revealed from the Bible.

 

ADVENTIST NEWS NETWORK

Resources for the blind available to all people in the world

Christian Record Services for the Blind in collaboration with General Conference Special Needs Ministries publicly announced, at Annual Council in Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 17, their joint endeavor to provide resources to individuals with visual impairment in Divisions outside of North America. “The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that people who are blind and those with low vision not only need to be reached with the gospel but also empowered to use the spiritual gifts God has...

Global Public Campus Ministries weekend to take center stage

Seventh-day Adventist university students who study in public campuses around the world will take part in a special weekend event coined as Global Public Campus Ministries (PCM) Weekend, October 19-21, 2018. The Global PCM Weekend aims to connect and involve students, academic and professionals in mission and service in their universities, home churches, and communities. It is the third such joint event organized by PCM Ministries around the world church. “We trust that our university students...

Church plants don’t happen by accident

A strategic decision to employ specialist discipleship coaches in Scandinavia and the Balkan regions of south east Europe is bearing fruit. An intensive four-day workshop in Serbia means 20 pastors from seven countries are now equipped and energized to plant churches in their local areas. Nikolaus Satelmajer and Simon Martin were appointed as Discipleship Coaches in October last year and, since taking office, have both been involved in a careful listening and mentoring exercise. For those in...

Questions on the Document Voted at #GCAC18

Following Sunday’s vote on the document “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions”, many questions have been asked about the meaning of the vote and how it impacts church governance. In the following article, we try to answer some of these questions.  What was the document about? “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions” is an attempt to answer one question and that...

Harmony with the World Church

On Sunday, October 14, the General Conference (GC) Executive Committee approved a document, Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions by a vote of 185 to 124. The decision was an extension of a vote by the GC Executive Committee at its October 2017 meeting.  The purpose of this voted document is to preserve the God-given, Bible-based authority of church organization and provide a redemptive process of enabling church entities to be...

Church leaders get a lesson on marmite and mission

As a boy growing up in Australia, Gary Krause enjoyed spreading Marmite on wholegrain toast for breakfast. He then ate the salty yeast spread with a sense of pride.  He knew that revenue from the sale of Seventh-day Adventist-produced Marmite was helping missionaries in South Pacific islands. “For me, it was a symbol of mission,” Krause said. “Every time I saw it, I remembered missionaries.” He had heard that Adventist missionaries also were spreading the gospel beyond the South Pacific. But...

2018 Secretary’s Report highlights mission

“Where are you physically and where are you prophetically are the two questions we’re going to try to answer during this report,” stated  G T Ng, executive secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, during the opening remarks of his statement to the 2018 Annual Council delegates.  Known for his quizzes, Ng asked attendees to answer facts about each division. His final question? How many countries and territories does the United Nations recognize (235) and how many countries does the...

Adventist Church presents new ‘I Will Go’ strategic plan

The Seventh-day Adventist Church unveiled a five-year strategic plan called “I Will Go” and approved an updated mission statement that aims to more closely reflect the wording of Jesus’ Great Commission. The draft strategy pursues many goals of the current five-year plan, “Reach the World,” but simplifies the plan while retaining its sharp focus on spreading the gospel and nurturing church members. It will be voted on at 2019 Annual Council and, if approved, be implemented from the 2020 General...

New mission textbook launches at fall Annual Council

A new Adventist missions textbook is now available, thanks to the results of a study the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR) for the Adventist Church performed just a few years ago. The textbook was revealed onstage during the Sunday morning business session at the Fall Annual Council in Battle Creek, Michigan. Institute of World Mission (IWM) director Cheryl Doss related that according to the ASTR study, very few universities have mission classes or class resources. The IWM...

Treasury report emphasizes accountability, faithfulness in the use of funds

The Seventh-day Adventist Church takes the use of church monies very seriously, said General Conference treasurer Juan Prestol-Puesán in presenting the Treasury Report on October 14, 2018. Prestol-Puesán’s report, which opened the business sessions of the 2018 Annual Council in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, shared some of the ways the church ensures a careful managing of its funds. “Tithe is sacred,” he noted, “and we do not deal with it trivially.” Substantial Tithe Increase ...

Adventist Church launches new service that encourages lifestyle of service

The Seventh-day Adventist Church launches VividFaith to connect people with mission opportunities. This service will be available as a website and an app.  Expanding on existing models of online volunteer recruitment such as Adventist Volunteer Services (AVS), VividFaith redefines mission service to include more than short- and long-term opportunities overseas.  “VividFaith is going to enhance our understanding of service and Adventist lifestyle,” says G T Ng, Executive Secretary of the...