Dear Friend . . .
I’m writing in response to Roland Karlman’s article “Dear Friend . . .” (July 2014), which introduces the newly published Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts With Annotations, Volume 1 (1845-1859). My reaction? This is good news! I am so happy that this scientifically critical edition has been published! I wonder: Why after 100 years?
I have a great desire for truth—and I pray for the publisher of the E.G.White Letters and Manuscripts With Annotations, Volume 1 (1845-1859).
Dark P. Green
Stuttgart, Germany, Europe
The World Health article “Breast Cancer Diagnosis” (June 2014) was an excellent summary of the risk factors for breast cancer. Recent evidence, out in June 2014, makes a strong case for red meat being another important risk factor. This should interest Adventists who advocate a meat-free diet. I quote from an authoritative source (The New England Journal of Medicine’s Journal Watch, June 11, 2014): “High red meat consumption in early adulthood is associated with increased risk for breast cancer, according to longer-term follow-up from the Nurses Health Study II, published in the
British Medical Journal [BMJ 2014;348:g3437].”
The authors conclude: “Consistent with the American Cancer Society guidelines, replacement of unprocessed and processed red meat with legumes and poultry during early adulthood may help to decrease the risk of breast cancer.”
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Barry Gowland’s June 2014 letter “Immanence!” struck a chord with me. I want, and need, to worship in an environment of Christ-centered calm where, in some sort of liturgy, I can state my faith and sing praises, and be assured of salvation through a glorious Lord.
I have grown increasingly aware of the “pop concert with a veneer of religiosity” type of worship that seems to be pervading Seventh-day Adventism. I have also seen it as resembling a political rally, or an hour of superficial entertainment where a host of performers appear, where little children are given the awesome responsibility of representing the congregation in the main prayer to the Most High Creator God; where preachers shout and stamp about. It saddens me deeply.
New South Wales, Australia
Although I always enjoy Adventist World, I found the April 2014 edition especially inspiring. It was filled with educating, informative, and thrilling material. It was great to read how the church is working in so many countries, thus hastening the return of Jesus.
Donald E. Casebolt
College Place, Washington, United States
Greetings in the name of our Lord and friend, Jesus Christ! Thank you for the great work you do through Adventist World.
Adventist World omitted giving credit to Spencer Freeman of Florida Hospital for the photography of Dr. Jeff Kuhlman on the back page of our July 2014 edition. We thank Freeman for letting us use his work, and apologize for the omission.
It was great to read how the church
is working in so many countries, thus hastening the return of Jesus.
—Donald E. Casebolt, College Place, Washington, United States