Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reviewing the Adventist Review

September 11, 2008
Vol. 185, No. 25

I was really disappointed! Mark A. Kellner’s cover article was a tease. How Would Ellen White Vote? Was the Review about to go political? Obama or McCain? A subtitle even promised to reveal how “any of the early Adventists” would have cast their ballots. In the end, all that was revealed was the following:

“From Ellen White’s words, as well as the counsel of other Adventist pioneers and many of today’s thought leaders, the message seems clear: Seventh-day Adventists have the ability to help shape society through their votes and political participation. It’s up to each of us to follow our consciences—and to pray for more than human wisdom in making our electoral choices.”

Kellner should have consulted me. The historical evidence is overwhelming. White: Obama; Early Church Leaders: McCain.

This is a solid edition. The editorial comments are thoughtful, the stories are inspiring, and the news articles are informative. This would be a good issue to share with a friend.

Even though Mark Kellner bailed out on his presidential prediction, he earned a BOUQUET, along with Lainey S. Cronk, for the article, Adventist Surgeon Helps Disabled Children walk. Scott Nelson, an orthopedic surgeon, is in the midst of a five year commitment to serve in the Dominican Republic, is working for CURE.

“CURE, based in Pennsylvania, is a [nonAdventist] organization seeking to combat diseases that often destroy lives and families in the developing world, but that are treatable with modern medicine in the Western World. Nelson’s expertise as an orthopedist, for example, is used to correct cases of “club foot,” a birth defect.

“CURE also emphasizes their teaching hospitals, through which they train local medical professionals and students in first-world medical techniques with the goal of raising the standard of medical care in the countries it serves.”

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