What a movement!
Top Adventist Leaders Build a Church
What a movement! I am referring to Libna Stevens’ article “Top Adventist Leaders Build a Church” (March 2015). As the leaders were moved by the Holy Spirit to move forward with this effort, the leaders and church members were blessed, and so was the community.
Our leaders set a powerful example: to spread the three angels’ messages through works of love to a dying world. As we pray for the latter rain, may we let the early rain remove division on issues that divide us, and, according to His will, let us work as a corporate body preparing people to go home to live with God.
Faith Versus Finance
Thank you for printing Julian Archer’s article “Faith Versus Finance” (March 2015). I’ve been waiting for a long time for someone to put these words and ideas on paper, validate my concerns, and offer some suggestions. My family immigrated to the United States two years ago, and even though by the American standard we live rather poorly, we have so many material blessings here!
On the one hand, I love what we have and am grateful for it; on the other, I’ve noticed my faith growing weaker. There is more reliance on self and what I can buy, and less yearning for spiritual things. I still hope this materialistic obsession is temporary, and is more of an “immigrant syndrome” than a permanent heart condition. But I was so glad to read that somebody else observed the same pattern, wrote about it, and apparently came up with some ideas on how to cure it. I hope there is going to be a second article where Archer can elaborate on his ideas for a solution.
Of Graphics and Films
Adventist World is an excellent publication. I have always found the information in it good for discussion, contemplation, and general information. Here are two comments I hope will be of service to you:
At the end of articles there is a particular graphic that appears to be a swirl-type that enters from the left and exits at the right (or vice versa). I’m not sure what it is, but this graphic has been used for quite some time. Please consider changing this to something more appealing.
Julio C. Munoz’s story “Christian Filmmakers Seek to Take Down Goliath” (January 2015) was very appealing. I have access to the Hope Channel—and, of course, there is 3ABN and all the rest. Something missing from Adventist channels are the excellent films that have been created by Adventist filmmakers. Millions of Christian film lovers would tune in to a film before tuning in to a sermon or Bible study.
Thank you for your letter! The graphic you refer to is a “horizon,” used to signify the end of an article and biographical information for the author. It is representative of the horizon motif from the cover of the magazine, a motif that carries itself throughout the magazine in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
La Sierra Alum Lands
I know this is old news, but I just had to write! I am writing about the September 2014 article “La Sierra Alum Lands Pistons Assistant GM Spot.” We should applaud Brian White, and be thrilled that he will be bringing his Christian influence into such an organization. God can use him mightily in many ways, and he will have access to people who might otherwise never know Jesus.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado