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Media & Adventist Benefits – Desmond Doss & Hacksaw Ridge

hacksaw-ridgeSo much information is going around about the new Mel Gibson film, Hacksaw Ridge, which tells the story of Seventh-day Adventist Desmond Doss. In case you missed it, below are just a few items regarding Doss and the film that may hold interest.

“Hacksaw Ridge” interview: Charles Knapp, retired U.S. Army colonel and chair of the Desmond Doss Council talks to Dan Weber about the new film “Hacksaw Ridge,” the council’s role in the film’s production, and what significant impact the telling of the Doss story might have on Adventists and the church. Read this interview by clicking MORE.

Be able to engage in conversation on new Desmond Doss film! “Hacksaw Ridge,” a film about Doss’s extraordinary faith and service during World War II, is not an Adventist movie. But it is likely to thrust Adventism into the spotlight worldwide. CLICK HERE for talking points, presented in the form of Q&A, that may help church members in North America be prepared for questions about Doss, and the Adventist Church. Members may also choose to direct individuals to this helpful website: whoareadventists.org.

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Hacksaw Ridge

dossThe story of Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor, will soon be told all over the world. The film Hacksaw Ridge, to be released later this year, tells the story of Desmond Doss’ commitment as a conscientious objector, his faith and his country. Read about Doss’ life and what led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor. Read More…

 

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Hezekiah Comes to Life in New Discovery

Hezekiah-seal-1A recent discovery announced last week has unveiled a seal impression from Hezekiah, king of Judah. The size of a thumbnail, the seal was identified this year in material from excavations done during 2009 in Jerusalem by the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Imagery on the seal may suggest changes following Hezekiah’s recovery from terminal illness described in 2 Kings 20. Hezekiah lived from 715 to 686 B.C. Read more from the Adventist Review online.

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Top Articles of the Last 12 Months

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If you missed them you might want to read them now. Here are the top 5 most viewed stories in the “Media & Adventist Benefits” category during the past year.

  1. Media & Adventist Benefits – What About Ark-eology?
  2. Media & Adventist Benefits- The Dark Day of May 19, 1780
  3. Media & Adventist Benefits – Paul Harvey on Ellen White and Nutrition
  4. Media & Adventist Benefits – Emily Beth Bond Lives her Faith in Style
  5. Media & Adventist Benefits – Project Patch Heads to Dr. Phil/NW Adventist Member Wins Publisher Clearing House

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Who Are Adventists?

Repubican presidental candidate Ben Carson announces his candidacy in Detroit, Michigan May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Who Are Adventists – In response to increased interest based on recent media coverage of Presidential candidates; Donald Trump and Ben Carson, the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America has launched a new website – to help introduce the church to people interested in learning more.  The site provides a broad overview about the history and beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church, as well as background about the church’s passionate commitment to serving people across the country and around the world through disaster relief efforts, community service and innovative health and wellness programs. Check it out and share with a friend!

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Media & Adventist Benefits – God in “A Year Without God”

Religious Atheist or Agnostic on checkmarkFormer Adventist pastor Ryan Bell has made headlines throughout the past year due to his decision to transition from believer to atheist. His journey has caused many to reflect on their own reasons for faith or disbelief. When Walla Walla University (WWU) student Randy Folkenberg did some thinking of his own, he couldn’t help realizing that Bell’s decision to choose a different path was made possible by freedom of choice. Read how that impacts Folkenberg’s perspective on God in his blog from the WWU Collegian.

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Falling in Love the Old Fashioned Way

Old FashionedWhile most movies being released now do little to support biblical Christian values, two Adventist Christian filmmakers are seeking to change that. Rik Swartzwelder (writer/director) and Nathan Nazario (lead producer) were recently interviewed in the Adventist World magazine about their feature film “Old Fashioned.” The film tells the story of Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gave up his old way of life and is seeking to honor God in all areas of his life. In the interview, Swartzwelder and Nazario discuss why film is an important tool for reaching a media-rich society. Read the whole interview in Adventist World, watch an interview with the producer from Adventist News Network and view a preview of the film.

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Mel Gibson May Direct New Desmond Doss Movie

desmond dossThe bravery of Desmond Doss, Seventh-day Adventist World War II hero and first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, may be featured in a newly proposed movie, “Hacksaw Ridge.” Well-known Hollywood figure, Mel Gibson, is in talks to direct the film, which is expected to dramatize Doss’s valor as an unarmed medic in saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. The story was viewed by many in the television documentary “The Conscientious Objector,” directed and produced by Terry Benedict in 2004. Read more about the proposed project online.

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Media & Adventist Benefits – Peace on Earth

abcThe Voice of Prophecy (VOP) is producing this year’s ABC TV national Christmas special, and given the state of the world around us, the theme is “Peace On Earth.” Directed and produced by the VOP team, it will be recorded Wednesday, October 15, at the Spencerville Adventist Church in Silver Spring, Md. It will feature Spencerville Adventist Academy’s Adventist Children’s Choir under the direction of Jane Lanning; the King’s Heralds Quartet; Christine Wollmann, gifted international vocalist; and a message by Shawn Boonstra, VOP Speaker/Director.  MORE

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Media and Adventist Benefits – Seventh-day Adventist in the Huffington Post

huff postMany Seventh-day Adventists have heard of the Blue Zones Project where Adventists in Loma Linda, CA were featured as some of the longest living people in the world. A few months ago Caitlyn Becker, from the Huff Post Live, interviewed Dan Buettner, whose work is part of the Blue Zones Project, to find out what Adventists are doing right. Click here to find out what he said and click here to watch the full interview.

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