Wednesday, December 30, 2009

GYC 2009 Unashamed Conference

Can't make it to this year's GYC conference or missed a nightly meeting? Watch it live here! Event schedule.

Below the video feed, we've also included a real-time Twitter stream from the event.

This live stream of the GYC 2009 "Unashamed" event is being streamed from the GYC's Ustream webpage available here.

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Video: "Unashamed" GYC 2009 Promo

Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC) is an Adventist grassroots movement led by young adults and youth across the United States. Besides regional and local chapters, GYC also holds an annual nationwide conference where attendees get equipped to better share Jesus in their home towns or wherever they may be.

This year’s conference will be held in Louisville, KY and the theme is “Unashamed” based on Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ…”

List of speakers, seminars, and event schedule. (PDF)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Jesus' Surprise Birthday Party

The Florida Hospital Church asks, "If you threw a surprise party for Jesus, what would it be like?"

By the way, we wanna wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hope it's a happy one filled with lots of warm memories!

-- The youth at A Sabbath Blog

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's True: Army of Youth 3.0 is Now Live

Army of Youth, a Christian social networking site geared toward Seventh-day Adventists is now up and running.

Last week, we wrote about how the website was taken down for upgrades. We speculated that major upgrades were taking place when we were able to login in to the site through one of its other webpages. As it turns out, we were right!

When you log in to the site, expect to see the changes we had written about such as new profile layouts, and a new "Command Center." Also expect to see Churches, Entities, and Youth Events with their own profiles. As we mentioned before, you'll notice the website's rebranding from "Army of Youth (AOY)" to "Army of Youth Ministires (AYM)."

Although the website is still a little buggy and some features aren't yet working, go explore the updated website for yourself at Be sure to come back and vote in our poll (below).

Read: Is Army of Youth 3.0 on its way?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Live Nativity

From the people behind "God's Chisel," this hilarious video follows a nativity scene actor who takes his role way too seriously!

Video and copyright by The Skit Guys (

Monday, December 14, 2009

Is Army of Youth 3.0 on its way?

UPDATE: (12/22/09) The new Army of Youth website is up and running. Read about it ➞

Looks like the Adventist social networking website, Army of Youth might be getting a major upgrade. The website went down Monday (12/13/09) afternoon and currently displays a message saying, “Website Upgrade in Progress.” However, users were still able to login to the site through one of its other webpages. If the website really is being updated, you could expect to see a lot of changes.

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➜ Please note that all the information in this article is based off what the website looked like when this article was written. We’re not saying this is what the website will finally look like and we can’t guarantee changes will actually happen. Now that we got that out of the way, here are some of the changes:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"The Adventists" Documentary to Air on PBS

Image Credit: Journey Films

The Adventists,” is a new documentary film that will air on PBS. Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier explorers the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s health care system. The film comes at a time when the United States Congress debates over health care reform in the U.S.

The documentary re-enacts important events in how the Adventist Church was founded and includes scenes about the Adventist-created Battle Creek Sanitarium. The film highlights Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Dr. Leonard Bailey, who became famous for the transplant of a baboon’s heart to “Baby Fae.” It also follows one family’s fight to keep their 5-month old son alive.

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Doblmeier compared The Adventists to one of his previous films (The Power of Forgiveness) in which it was able to start thousand of conversations around the country on the topic of forgiveness.

“I think the same thing can happen with ‘The Adventists’ film, because it speaks to the wider community issues, it speaks to basic human issues of health and holistic living,” said Doblmeier. “Our hope is that maybe over the course of the next couple of years, plenty of conversations will happen around the film and the issues that are raised in the film.”

“The Adventists” is expected to be released on DVD in January 2010 and is scheduled to air on PBS in April 2010.

Below, you can watch the trailer and several clips of the new documentary.

Watch more clips from the film by clicking the link below.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

2014 Forever Faithful Camporee Ticket Sales Open Today

Today (November 26), ticket sales open for the 2014 Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The previous international Pathfinder camporee (Courage to Stand) had over 36,000 people in attendance. Forever Faithful is expected to have over 40,000 people from over 60 countries.

Forever Faithful Website

Monday, November 23, 2009

Watch "Courage to Stand" Camporee This Week on TV

You can watch the Courage to Stand International Pathfinder Camporee night time programs on the Hope Channel this week.

Air times:

Hope Channel
• November 22-26 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST.
• November 26 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. EST
• If you are a DirecTV customer, you can view on channel 368.

Hope Channel International
• November 22-26 from 10:00-11:00 and again from 18:00-19:00

Hope Channel Europe
• November 22-26 from 23:00-00:00 (November 27)

You can also watch it online:

More posts about the 2009 Camporee.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SAU Student Missionary Murdered in Micronesia

Kirsten Wolcott, Photo source: Southern Adventist University
Click here to jump to the latest update.

Kirsten Elisabeth Wolcott was murdered yesterday (Nov. 18, 2009) in Yap, Micronesia. Kirsten was a student missionary from Southern Adventist Univeristy, teaching at the Yap SDA School. The American went missing after reportedly going on an early morning jog before classes. She was found dead, away from the school’s campus.

Local police have now begun an investigation. Leaders from the church's regional administrative headquarters, the Guam-Micronesia Mission, took the one-hour commercial flight from Guam to Yap Wednesday evening to assess the tragedy affecting the school and provide grief support for other teachers.

Kirsten, 20, was a junior education major from Southern Adventist University. She had taken a year off to participate in the university’s student missions program. Ten other student missionaries are also serving in Yap, Micronesia.

Southern Adventist University’s student missions program gives students the opportunity take a year off from school to be student missionary in either a foreign country or in the U.S. Job assignments are diverse such as teaching, doing construction work, working as a youth pastor, etc…

SAU has set up a memorial page about Kirsten. You can post messages of hope and memories of Kirsten on that page.

UPDATE (11/23/09): According to the university, the FBI has made an arrest in connection to the murder. Reports say that there is a lot of anger among the islanders at what happened and that they are supporting the Adventist school and the student missionaries. University administrators are on their way to Micronesia to comfort the other student missionaries.

Sources: Adventist News Network, Southern Adventist University

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

VIDEO: Woman falls onto subway tracks, barely survives!

A woman fell onto the subway tracks just as the subway was coming! The woman, who was very drunk and had been smoking, fell over the edge when she went to put out her cigarette. Bystanders waved their hands frantically as they tried to stop the subway from running over her! Thankfully, the train was able slow down and stopped just inches from her body!

Another example as to why we should never smoke or drink! It seriously messes you up both mentally and physically (as shown in the video).

You can watch the miracle in the video below. It's too bad the video doesn't show the woman's guardian angel. Now that would have been something!

If you are having trouble watching the video, try watching it here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Finding Adventists on Twitter

By now, there are quite a few Seventh-day Adventists on Twitter. So we've created a list of some notable Adventist Twitter accounts. Click on the one of the categories to jump to that list.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Taliban terrorists attacked an Adventist College

Six Taliban fighters have attacked the Pakistan Seventh-day Adventist Seminary and College. Thankfully, the police found out about the upcoming attack and were able to evacuate the school before the attacks occurred. The educational institution is located in Farooqabad, which is near Lahore, Pakistan. Please keep the students and staff in your prayers, since the situation is still critical.

Source: InFocus Adventist News, Network Yarmouth.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

General Conference Session Theme Song

The theme song for the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia will be "Proclaim His Grace" by Bruce Ashton.

The General Conference Session is an event that happens every five years, most recently in North America. People from all around the world are sent to this gathering as delegates to represent church members in their region of the world. These delegates vote and make decisions about important issues that affect the Adventist church around the world. Think of it as a gigantic meeting big that it takes up a sports stadium!

Sheet Music:

(click image to enlarge sheet music)

To learn more about the event, click here.

Legal Note: Music is available as a free, legal download from the Seventh-day Adventist Church's official news agency's website. The music file was not uploaded by A Sabbath Blog. It is streaming from the linked website.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pathfinder Parade in Antigua

Pathfinders in Antigua from GC Communication on Vimeo.

Adventist youth parade through the city of St. Johns, Antigua.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Video! Forever Faithful Int'l Pathfinder Camporee Promo

There is a new promotional video out for the 2014 Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Seriously, this video is amazing. It gives you a little bit of a taste of how awesome these camporees really are. Five days filled with hundreds of activities and honors, tens of thousands of other Pathfinders your age, and not to mention the powerful nightly programming! There were so many people there last time, imagine how many more there'll be next time!

This upcoming camporee's theme is "Forever Faithful" and will be centered around Daniel. You know Daniel: the dude from the Bible that chose to stick with God no matter what and lived to tell about his sleepover in the lion's den! Yeah, that Daniel... awesome guy!

You do not want to miss out! Tickets go on sale starting November 26, 2009. Remember, there are 36,000+ other people wanting to go; tickets sell pretty fast.

Click here to read more about the previous camporee (Courage to Stand) in 2009 and get a better idea of what these camporees are like!

Video from the Center for Youth Evangelism.

Visit the Forever Faithful Camporee's official website!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

If this 10-year old girl can do it, why can't you?

Video by Adventist Mission

Why in the world is our age group so shy about sharing Christ? Why are we afraid to lead a Bible study? Why do many of us avoid eye contact with our Sabbath School teachers when they look for someone to pray in class? Why don't we talk with our friends about God when we're not in church? Maybe you do, but why don't most of us?

Are you afraid of what your friends will think of you? That you're weird or something? Are you unsure of what you believe as Christian? Do you think that maybe you won't know your Bible well enough and wouldn't know how to answer your friends' questions?

I don't know why; I'm just thinking out loud here. I mean, if you've got the answer please let us know! If this little girl living in the jungles of Brazil can take her friends and lead them in a Bible study, why can't I?

Tell us what you think!

How to contact us: Email us (asabbathblog at gmail dot com), use the contact form, drop us a comment, or message us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, theFlow, Army of Youth, or Adventist Youth Space.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Queen Esther, King Xerxes, Abigail, & Memucan Interviews

Those of you who were at the 5-day youth event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will remember the amazing nightly drama of Esther. PathfinderTV has been adding some really great videos they took during their time at the largest youth event in the world, including these short interviews with some of the Esther story actors. Watch them below:

Queen Esther played by Jordan McKee

King Xerxes played by Daniel Cooper

Abigail played by Jadanna Huie

Prince Memucan played by William Reichart

Video interviews by PathfinderTV

Saturday, September 5, 2009

God's Chisel - Masterpiece

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What makes a celebrity, a celebrity?

What makes a celebrity, a celebrity?

Is it what he or she can do? If the answer really is what they do for a living, why are athletes more popular than humanitarians?

Could it be his or her lifestyle? If so, then why do many drug abusing actors get more attention than nutritionists?

Check this great article by Adventist Review.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

CTS Camporee Playback

Right now, Adventist Youth Ministries is playing some of the videos they’ve taken of the Courage to Stand Camporee. You can try to catch it while they have it on by pressing “on” in the video player below or by watching it at their video site.

Monday, August 10, 2009

WATCH LIVE - Courage to Stand Intl. Pathfinder Camporee

Watch the 2009 "Courage to Stand" International Pathfinder Camporee live on your computer!

500k (Cable)
300k (Broadband)
100k (DSL)
18k (Dial-up)
16k (Audio-only)

Video and Audio feeds provided by Hope Channel.

More posts about the Camporee.

CTS Camporee Official Website

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Camporee Updates (July)

Here we go; some of the updates you might be interested in if you're planning on going to Courage to Stand Intl. Pathfinder Camporee this next month. More updates at the Center for Youth Evangelism's newsletter.

Watch for a surprise announcement on the final night of the camporee about the next international camporee in 2014. The announcement will be after the final Esther story presentation and the pastor's message, according to the newsletter.

Also, there will be 4 Pathfinder mission trips offered in 2010 to Africa, India, Brazil and Belize. So be sure to watch for more information at the Camporee.

Get the camporee theme song, "Courage to Stand," for free on iTunes. Click here.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

2010 General Conference Session Brochure

Saturday, July 9, 2005 photo of the 2005 GC Session in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Volker Henning. Source: Adventist News Network. (

Every five years the Seventh-day Adventist Church holds a worldwide business meeting called the General Conference Session. Delegates (thousands of people that have been officially selected by different church regions) vote people into leadership positions of the church and also vote for new policies that affect Seventh-day Adventists worldwide.

This huge event draws in tens of thousands of church members and visitors from around the whole world! This exciting event will take place on June 23, 2010 through July 3, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Learn more about the 2010 GC Session by checking out the brochure online or by visiting the official website:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cosmic Conflict Release Date Announced

According to the official website, "Cosmic Conflict: The Origin of Evil" will be released August 2009.

Watch the new trailer:

Update: The Cosmic Conflict movie poster by Amazing Facts:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I want to be doing this when I'm 90!

I want to be doing this when I'm 90 years old!

Video Description: "Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. He turned 90 in February 2008."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Adventists in Tehran

With all the unrest in Iran and especially in Tehran, we are wondering if there are any Adventists in Tehran and if so, how are they doing? Please let us know.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Adventist Youth Space

Adventist Youth Space is social networking website for Adventist youth, young adults, and their friends. With over 2,600 members (as of June 2009), this website let's you chat with other Christians our age. You can watch and upload videos, photos, and more. The website is run by the NAD Adventist Youth Ministries Department.

Since the site is made through the same service as Insight Magazine's network, theFlow, you should be able to log in to Adventist Youth Space if you have an account on theFlow. While you're there, be sure to add as a friend!

Other Adventist social networking websites include Army of Youth (kind of like a Facebook), and theFlow (kind of like a MySpace).

Click here for more articles on Adventist social networks.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

How you can get on TV

First off, will you be in Oshkosh, WI this August for the International Pathfinder Camporee? If your answer is yes, then so far so good! That's where you will want to be if you want to get on national (if not international) television! Here's how to go about it:

Step 1: During your time at the Courage to Stand Camporee, look for the "Talent Tent." It's a place where you can perform your God-given musical talents. There will be a grand prize for the talent contestants.

Step 2: Be one of the top finalists. The top finalist for each day (Tuesday-Saturday) will be offered a chance to be on a musical program on TV.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Under the Mountain

Saturday, May 23, 2009

CTS Camporee Update (May)

Here are few of the updates for the "Courage to Stand" International Pathfinder Camporee coming up on August 11-15, 2009.

The nightly program:
"The nightly Bible story presentation has over 100 actors/extras, hundreds of costumes, and 22 new Bible story songs!" But...

...a Mordecai actor is still needed. They're looking for one male actor 50+ years old that can help portray the character of Mordecai. For details on how to audition, click here.

As you may have heard, the CTS Camporee sold out four months in advance of the event. No other Adventist event has ever sold out as quickly. No need to fear though...

...the only tickets that are still available are volunteer tickets or day passes. So get yours ASAP! To get volunteer tickets, you've got to volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours a day and be over 18 years old. Here's the application form.

The people running the camporee also need another kind of volunteer to make this year's event be great. They are still in need of 275 TLT's who can serve 5 hours a day. How to apply.

Nathan Greene will be unveiling a special Esther painting live on stage during the nighttime program. This painting and posters of the painting will be on sale at the Camporee. Nathan Greene is a famous painter; even if you've never heard of him, there's a good chance you've seen his paintings.

There are more camporee updates listed in this month's camporee newsletter. Go check it out. You can also follow us on Twitter (@asabbathblog) for more Christian youth news and other stuff!

Updated: Camporee website seems to be now located at

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CANCELED: Greater New York Conference Pathfinder Camporee due to Swine Flu

This year's Greater New York Conference Pathfinder Camporee has been cancelled due to an increase of confirmed swine flu cases and flu-like symptoms in the New York metropolitan area. The camporee was supposed to start this Friday and continue through Memorial Day weekend. Somewhere between 1,300-1,500 Pathfinders and Master Guides were expected to attend, so you can imagine what the scenario may have looked like had there been a case of swine flu on site!

For more details about the cancellation, click here. Pathfinder clubs: For an update about refunds available, click here.

Pathfinders is a coed youth organization sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church with local clubs around the world. At camporees, Pathfinder clubs belonging to a certain region get together to camp out and do several different events and activities.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Earth-Touch Nature Videos

We've all been there: Sitting (slouchy, actually)... bored on Sabbath... watching a nature video... from like 20 years ago. Nothing wrong with nature videos, but some can really put you to sleep!

Instead, let's say that you have a friend who is on an African safari and is armed with a video camera. Just imagine that this friend of yours emails you videos of the animals he's watching as it happens! To me, it's so much more interesting to see what an animal did just a couple days ago, instead of couple years ago. I don't know about you, but it makes it a lot more real to me.

Earth-Touch is a documentary company that has come up with a quick way to film wild animals in a remote area and show it to the world within 48 hours (whenever possible). It's actually kinda cool 'cause they film all these animals, from lions to seals to caterpillars in high definition so that quality-wise, it looks really good! Earth-Touch edits their videos lightly so that you're basically seeing what the cameraman saw through his camera lens just a few days ago!

The film crews that are with these animals don't script their videos (which aren't long), and post field reports just about everyday on the Earth-Touch website. The website gets updated very often, so there's a pretty good chance they'll have something new for you to watch each Saturday! No more slouching for you! ;)

3 ways to see God's creatures as filmed by Earth-Touch:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

US News & World Report: "Live like a Seventh-day Adventist" if you want to live to 100

The influential American newsmagazine, US News & World Report, has an article titled, "10 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100." The list includes 10 habits that will help you reach your true potential life span. Some of the suggestions include the following:

1. Don't retire
2. Floss everyday
3. Exercise
4. Eat fiber-rich cereal for breakfast
5. Get at least 6 hours of sleep
6. Eat whole foods, not supplements
7. Worry less
8. Live like a Seventh-day Adventist
9. Follow a routine
10. Hang out with friends

Wait, what's this?! Habit number 8 is the quoted exactly as published from the online article. No joke. Don't believe us? See for yourself:

Screenshot: US News & World Report article. Click to enlarge.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Courage to Stand Camporee theme song contest winner

The winning entry for the camporee theme song contest is "Entry 1." The entry, actually titled "Courage to Stand" is written by Emily Beth Bond. Sounds familiar? You may remember seeing/hearing her at the 2004 Faith on Fire Camporee, in which her family and the Brueske family wrote that camporee's theme song.

(Quote: April 2009 edition of the Courage to Stand Camporee newsletter)

Listen to this year's theme song:

Update: Learn the new theme song:

Click above to learn the new camporee theme song.

Legal note: A Sabbath Blog did not upload this music file. A Sabbath Blog is not and cannot be held responsible. This audio is streaming from

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Adventist pastor delivers baby girl as flood nears home, on CNN

The pastor of Red River Adventist Church in Fargo, North Dakota recently helped with the delivery of his baby daughter while waters from the flooded Red River approached his home. His story has appeared on the The Weather Channel and on CNN.

If you're having problems viewing the video, try watching it here.

You can read more about this story by clicking here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Youthville, USA on Celebrity Apprentice

Click the picture above to watch the video clip.

Last night (March 29, 2009), Celebrity Apprentice contestant Brian McKnight won $20,000 for the charity he is playing for. His chosen charity is Youthville, USA, an Adventist self-supporting ministry that places youth in foster homes across North Carolina.

More info:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tragic Skies

This time, we've got two news stories to share with you guys this week:

3 Seventh-day Adventist families are Montana plane crash victims

Source: Adventist News Network

Three Seventh-day Adventist families are among the 14 victims killed in a March 22 airplane crash in Butte, Montana. All three families were members or regular attendees at congregations in Northern California; the three husbands were longtime friends who attended both church-owned Pacific Union College and Loma Linda University.

While the Butte Coroner's office has not yet officially released the names of the victims, media reports and family members confirm Dr. Erin Jacobson, an ophthalmologist; his wife, Amy Feldkamp Jacobson, a dental hygienist; and children Ava, 3, and Taylor, 4, and Jude, 2, were among the victims. The Jacobson's resided in St. Helena, California.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Upcoming GYC Events

Here are two upcoming GYC-sponsored events. Check 'em out!


When: March 20-28, 2009
Where: Southern Adventist University - Collegedale, TN

Speaker: David Asscherick

ACTS for Christ - Youth Training Conference 2009

When: April 9-12, 2009
Where: Edmonton, Alberta

Speakers: Steven Conway, Lyle Cesar, Angelo Grasso, Ty Gibson

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Virtual" Florida Conf. Camp Meeting

According to the Florida Conference, "there will be no meetings, seminars, etc. held on the Forest Lake Academy campus and no camping or accommodation facilities."¹ Instead, the 2009 Florida Conference Camp Meeting (May 22-23) will be a "satellite/internet-only event, not held at Forest Lake Academy."² This is in an "effort to address financial shortfalls" from the bad economy.

In the past, conference members would gather at Forest Lake Academy to attend the different events across the campus. But this year, the plan is for everyone to meet at local churches and watch the programs via satellite or Internet.

Florida Conf. has not yet said where this virtual camp meeting will be broadcast from or whether this arrangement will be permanent or just for this year. They did say, however, that "there's discussion that this format may possibly be well-suited as a long-term new effort."³

Looks like we'll have to wait and see how it'll turn out! For more info as it becomes available visit

¹Camp meeting page. ²Twitter reply. ³Twitter tweet

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Proof - The Evidence of God is Everywhere!

If you are unable to see the video, try watching it here.

Video made by Igniter Media (

Saturday, February 28, 2009

CTS Camporee Theme Song Finalists!

About a year ago, The Center for Youth Evangelism asked the world to come up with a theme song for the 2009 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The theme song contest winner would receive free tickets to the 5-day event and become famous (well, at least to the tens of thousands of Pathfinders in attendance).

So after having worked its way through nearly 100 song entries, the theme song committee has managed to narrow the list down to 10 finalists. Now they want you to help them decide which song to pick! Here are the entries*:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Beginner's Guide to Church

This month's edition of Signs of the Times magazine has this neat article called, "The Beginner's Guide to Church."

Christine Miles explains what to expect if you've never attended a church service and want to see what it's all about. You'll find everything from what a church looks like to what people do at church. The author even hands out some quick tips for choosing a church and includes a small glossary on "church speak." Read it online.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ben Carson movie, "Gifted Hands" premieres tonight

The movie "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," premieres tonight (February 7, 2009) at 8PM EST on the U.S. cable channel TNT. The film is based on the Dr. Ben Carson's autobiography of the same title and stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Adventist TV show airs tonight

Source: Adventist News Network

A new Adventist TV show show is on its way. The show, geared for adults, addresses church and social issues . Feel free to catch it on the Hope Channel tonight, January 6, at 6PM EST on the Hope Channel.

You can also watch the program right here on A Sabbath Blog! First episode of "Intersection: Your Faith, Your World." (From official website)

Standing For What is Right from Intersection on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Frances Doss, widow of WWII hero Desmond Doss, died Tuesday

Frances May Doss, 87, died Tuesday in Piedmont Alabama. She was the wife of World War II hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Desmond Doss.

"Mrs. Doss was an Illinois native and had been a Piedmont resident for the past four years. She was the valedictorian of her high school class, was a retired accountant from the Wildwood, Ga., Hospital, was a charter member of Piedmont Seventh-day Adventist Church, was a published author, world traveler and ham radio operator." (Source) She and her husband were also involved in Pathfinders. You may remember seeing her onstage at the 2004 Faith on Fire International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Click here for more information...

Feel free to share your memories of her by posting a comment.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ben Carson movie trailer

Synopsis: "A frustrated young boy with problems in school overcomes the obstacles in his life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon in the new TNT original movie "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story"..... [The film] is based on the true story of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, whose lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom." -(TNT)

Left to right: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. with Dr. Ben Carson (top). Screenshots from "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" movie (bottom). Click on an image to enlarge.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Adventist president named new governor general of Jamaica

Source: Adventist News Network

Queen Elizabeth II recently appointed Dr. Patrick Linton Allen as the new governor general of Jamaica. Dr. Allen is the president for the Adventist Church's West Indies Union.

Now if you're thinking that a governor general governs generals, let me explain: A governor general is appointed by the Queen of England to be her official representative in Jamaica. So whoever holds this non-political job represents the Queen on ceremonial occasions and is allowed to "appoint and oversee officers of civil service." Dr. Allen's new job starts February 26, 2009.

Here are some excerpts* from the article on Adventist News Network:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cosmic Conflict Movie Trailer

Image credit: Cosmic Conflict website

A Christian media ministry, Amazing Facts, recently released a trailer for its new documentary mini-series on the controversy between Christ and Satan. The first DVD of the high definition series will cover chapters 1 and 2, which about the fall of Satan and the fall of man.

Previously scheduled for release in Fall 2008, the release date is now Spring 2009. You can watch the new movie trailer below.

For more information visit:
Related posts: Cosmic Conflict Project

Friday, January 2, 2009

"Army of Youth" Leadership Opportunities

Army of Youth, an Adventist social networking site, is looking for young people to help out by filling available leadership positions.

(Click to enlarge description from Army of Youth)

Listed below are some of the leadership opportunities at Army of Youth, according to its website, as of January 2009. You can learn more about requirements, who to contact, and more details by click on the links below. Note: You must have an account with to be able to see the linked information. Army of Youth accounts are free; click here to join.

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