Petra is the Greek word for "rock." In the heart of Mount Seir, halfway between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, there is a valley surrounded on all sides by very steep rocky cliffs, with a few narrow gorges leading inside. In this valley, the city of Petra was built. Its

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     For years I have suffered from an addiction: the indiscriminate and persistent watching of television. If the set was on, I was glued to it. I wasted many hours of idleness and little good ever came out of it.

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     Sydney Adventist Hospital neurosurgeon Professor Brian Owler was among a diverse group of Australians recognized for their contributions and service to the community in this year's Queen's Birthday honors list.

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     June 16, 2018, is the annual day the Seventh-day Adventist Church has selected to highlight and create awareness about the plight of refugees around the world. Below aretwo stories of Adventist church members living in the US who arrived as immigrants and now are doing the best

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     For the third year in a row, Europe will takethe leadin highlighting the plight of refugees in Europe and around the world on World Refugee Sabbath on June 16, 2018. From the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Serbia Community Center in Belgrade, two live programs

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     For the third year in a row, Andrews University has received the "Gold Level Campus" award from the Exercise-Is-Medicine-on-Campus (EIM-OC) initiative, which is spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Among other universities that also received the gold

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     Many people question whether the Bible can be trusted. In fact, in today's society, the Bible has become to be seen as a book of fables, and only one perspective out of many. Many people no longer revere the Bible or take a Bible verse to heart when they hear it. The Bible has

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     An explosion of digital fireworks accompanied Alyssa Vega as she marched across the stage to receive her diploma from the School of Nursing of Loma Linda University (LLU) during commencement June 10. Vega became the School of Nursing's milestone 10,000thgraduate in addition to

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     The Seventh-day Adventist Church recently opened a new daycare and community center in Bad Aibling, Bavaria, Germany. In a festive inauguration ceremony followed by an open house, the local congregation also celebrated the opening of renovated premises. The "Haus Wittelsbach"

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     On February 10, 2018, Seventh-day Adventist churches in Sweden celebrated the official premiere of Hope Channel Sweden. Rather than having a grand opening ceremony at some fancy media center, the celebration was held across all the local congregations.

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     When anti-government demonstrations began in March 2011 in Syria, what ensued was violent government crackdown and armed opposition groups fighting back. Syria's ongoing war has left an estimated 6.5 million people without homes in the country, and more than five million people

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     Ellen White's writings have been a blessing to me. Millions of people around the world can probably say the same. Nevertheless, both her claim to divine inspiration and her refusal to have her writings added to the biblical canon have sometimes created in me a certain uneasiness

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