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Assorted Resources

This page contains an assortment of resources that were recently featured in our Renew newsletter. If you wish to receive it, you can subscribe at the top of tis page.

Checkology – How does anyone know what to believe? Misinformation, alternative facts, and fake news are everywhere. Here’s a tool that is gaining in awareness and usage. It’s called Checkology. Checkology’s lessons and other resources show you how to navigate today’s challenging information landscape. You will learn how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources, and apply critical thinking skills to separate fact-based content from falsehoods.

Adventist Society for the Arts (ASA) – Adventist Society for the Arts is one of several projects sponsored by Church Support Services, a research and development entity for creative ministry in the Pacific Union Conference. ASA is a virtual and real community of Seventh-day Adventist members gifted in, and passionate about the creative arts, who wish to share their ideas and creations in a collaborative way. Songwriting, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, poetry, videography, and more can be used in powerful ways to convey God’s stories of hope and healing to our churches and surrounding communities.

Life Savers Study Guides – Life Savers consists of 16 interactive study guides that cover the core of teachings of scripture about God and life.

Top Patient Safety Awards – Loma Linda University Medical Center and East Campus hospitals were recognized nationally for achievements in patient safety and quality, receiving an “A” for fall 2021 from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization. Announced today, the designations are widely considered one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.

The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church – The church was established to serve the world with Christ-like love, not to rule the world. It is called to look like a corporate Jesus, dying on the cross for those who crucified Him, not a religious version of Caesar. It is called to manifest the kingdom of the cross in contrast to the kingdom of the sword. Whenever the church has succeeded in gaining what most American evangelicals are now trying to get – political power – it has been disastrous both for the church and the culture. Whenever the church picks up the sword, it lays down the cross. The present activity of the religious right is destroying the heart and soul of the evangelical church and destroying its unique witness to the world. The church is to have a political voice, but we are to have it the way Jesus had it: by manifesting an alternative to the political, “power over,” way of doing life. We are to transform the world by being willing to suffer for others – exercising “power under,” not by getting our way in society – exercising “power over.”

 

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About Rich DuBose

Rich DuBose

writes from the Pacific Union Conference, Westlake Village, California.

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