Saturday, September 11, 2010

Opinion: Remember Sept. 11 by being kind

Today is September 11. On this day, nine years ago, terrorists attacked the United States.

The attack was disgusting. Horrible. Unthinkable. Wrong.

It made us angry. It made us fight back. It made us think twice about yelling "bomb" at an airport.

It fueled religious and ethnic discrimination. It caused many to stare at someone wearing a taqiyah or hijab.

But here's the thing: Jesus loves you and me no matter how many times we've hurt Him. Nor does He think that all Adventists are the same. Can't we do the same?

So, today is September 11; today is also Sabbath. Come up with something nice to do for someone. Random acts of kindness go a long way. They are like a boomerang. Try it out and you'll see what I mean.

P.S. Burning a Quran IS NOT a random act of kindness. Don't do it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mount Ellis Academy unofficially wins $500,000 & posts ‘Thank you’ video message

A Seventh-day Adventist high school unofficially won $500,000 in a Facebook contest that ended this weekend.

Mount Ellis Academy, received 144,006 votes in the Kohl’s Cares grant competition, which put the boarding academy in 10th place. The 20 schools to receive the most votes would each win the money.

Although the Bozeman, Mont. high school finished in the top 20 vote-getting schools, Kohl’s says they are currently verifying the unofficial winners to make sure they meet all of the contest requirements and will then announce the winners.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Loma Linda University wins three Emmys

Loma Linda University won three Emmys at the Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards on June 26. The awards are for the university's documentary-style program called "Loma Linda 360."

The winning documentaries are:
• "Surgeons of Hope" by Maranatha Hay
• "Armed for the Challenge" by Patricia Thio
• "PossAbilities" by Patricia Thio

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