Saturday, January 25, 2014

"The Record Keeper" will continue, announces General Conference



"The Record Keeper" has been saved, but you may have to wait a bit longer before you can see it.


The General Conference announced Friday night that work will continue on the church's highly anticipated web series.


The Record Keeper, an upcoming dramatic show based on The Great Controversy, was believed to be in danger of not being released.


Adventist college students began a campaign to save the steampunk web series. They created a Facebook page and began releasing videos featuring young people explaining why the series should continue. (You can watch those videos below.)


Friday, January 24, 2014

Innocent pastor freed after almost 2 years in jail

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In Togo, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who had been held on false charges for almost 2 years was finally released last week.


Things weren't so great for another church member had been held with Monteiro. Bruno Amah was convicted by a jury and sentenced to life in prison, according to a report by Adventist News Network.


The imprisonment of Pastor Antonio Monteiro and another church member, Bruno Amah, had captured the attention of Adventists around the world.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Southern Adventist University goes under lockdown, police have a suspect in custody

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Southern Adventist University went under a campus wide lockdown Thursday afternoon in response to a "percieved threat" by a former student.


The lockdown lasted approximately 2 hours as police flooded the administration building and men's dormitory. The Greater Collegedale School System also went under lockdown, according to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


After the lockdown was lifted, the university released a statement saying that a former Southern student made a threat over delayed paperwork. The university was alerted to this threat by Chattanooga State Community College officials, the statement said.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Missing Adventist missionary found dead in Guatemala

The body of Brian Townsend, a missing Seventh-day Adventist missionary, has been found in Guatemala, according to The Toronto Star.


Townsend, 64, had been missing in Belize since Christmas Eve, according to the newspaper.


Townsend's neighbor and cook said she saw Townsend's truck heading out of town with a "mattress and a rolled-up rug," according to an article by Adventist Review. The cook said she discovered Townsend's truck was missing and his apartment looted the following morning.


Two machetes and blood were found about fifty feet from Townsend's home, reported Adventist Review.


How Adventists around the world are connected

Here's a short video from the Seventh-day Adventist world church explaining how Adventists around the world are connected and how the world church is organized. Cool stuff!

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