APRIL - JUNE 2013
In The Beginning
As science and the scientific method
dominate public opinion, the minority with a different worldview are often
treated with contempt. Seventh-day Adventists, former Adventists and many
others with Evangelical roots have shifted their attitudes toward the biblical
teaching on a literal six-day Creation.
Theistic evolution is accepted as they bow to the perceived weight of
scientific evidence against the literal, biblical 6-day Creation.
In The Beginning provides a sound, intelligent, reasoned basis for continuing belief in the creatorship of God. Especially in the light of its end-time proclamation it is important for the Adventist church to speak with one voice on origins.
Beginning provides a sound, intelligent, reasoned basis
for continuing belief in the creatorship of God. Especially in the light of its
end-time proclamation it is important for the Adventist church to speak with
one voice on origins.
Beginning's credibility lies in no small way in
the scholarship, reputations and integrity of the book's contributors. This
book is an important contribution to the creation/evolution debate and to the
defense of the biblical view of origins.
Beginning, edited by Bryan W. Ball. Pacific Press Publishing Association. http://www.pacificpress.com
Last Child in the Woods
In this influential work about the
staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert,
Richard Louv, directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's
generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood
trends, such as the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—many in our own backyard.
in the Woods is the first book to bring together
a new body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential
for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of
children and adults. Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal
the broken bond—many in our own backyard.
This new edition
reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book was
originally published. It includes: 100 actions you can take to create change in
your community, school, and family; 35 discussion points to inspire people of
all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives and a new
progress report by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement.
in the Woods has spurred a dialogue among
educators, health professionals, parents, developers and conservationists, and
it will change the way you think about the future and your children.
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv. Workman Publishing Co.,Inc. http://richardlouv.com/books
The Creation Project
Elder Ted N. C. Wilson, President of
the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says, "I am delighted to introduce The Creation Project, a wonderful program and powerful tool for evangelistic
outreach.... Many people have already been blessed through The Creation Project and we hope that this project will be a blessing of the
evangelistic outreach for every church around the world where possible....The
program can be adapted as needed for various localities....[it] is a tremendous
tool that fits well with our “Tell the World” initiative and presents a
powerful opportunity for “Mission to the Cities.”"
Advenitist scientists, filmmakers, artists and theologians worked together over several years to assemble this unique resource.
Creation Project is part of a worldwide Seventh-day
Adventist Church initiative striving to place our belief in the Biblical
account of creation in the spotlight. We believe God set apart the seventh-day
Sabbath as a permanent and constant reminder of His creative power. Therefore, we cannot adequately share
our faith without emphasizing a literal account of creation.
scientists, filmmakers, artists and theologians worked together over several
years to assemble this unique resource.
We believe The Creation Project underscores the vital role creation plays in our faith and we
pray that this exhibit will bring a blessing to your ministry and reinvigorate your
Components of The Creation Project include a scientific lecture; the movie, materials for a creation
expo; a children’s program and the follow up program.
The Creation Project, an initiative of the General Conference
Communication Department. Contact: Creationinfo@gc.adventist.org