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Eminent Scientists Present on Creation and Intelligent Design at Newbold College

20 September 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] “If your DNA was stretched out into a line it would reach to the moon and back 8,000 times” was one of the fascinating facts with which Dr Alastair Noble peppered his lecture in the Moor Close Chapel of Newbold College on 17 September 2011. Dr Noble, a former research chemist who is also a lay preacher and church elder in the Evangelical Brethren Church, is the Director of the recently formed Centre for Intelligent Design based in Glasgow. He conveyed how the complexity of DNA with its ‘information rich system’ thrills and excites him and gives him an insight into the mind of God. He contends that living systems look designed – because they are designed.

Pastors' Council in Egypt

20 September 2011, Ain-Al-Sokhna, Egypt [Jony Hajaj, tedNEWS] Approximately 80 pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East gathered together for Pastors’ Council for professional, theological and pastoral training in Egypt from September 12-18, 2011. Hand in hand with the Arabic Spring, the Adventist pastors from all of the Middle East territory had its own ‘New Spring’ of sharing and being part of God’s Story.

Wilson Offered Condolences in Oslo

20 September 2011 Oslo Norway [Tor Tjernanen, tedNEWS] The president of the General Conference, Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson, offered his condolences to the people of Norway in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks when he visited Oslo as the main speaker at a fellowship weekend on September 16. and 17. 'I have personally prayed for the bereaved families, the King and the government of Norway,' said Pastor Wilson to an audience of 700 Adventists who had gathered for the annual fellowship week-end in Oslo.

Diversity Celebrated at Newbold College Opening Assembly

17 September 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] The largest gathering of students and staff for some years attended last week’s Newbold College Opening Assembly in Salisbury Hall. A feature of the assembly was the celebratory and affirming visual display of the flags of the 62 countries representing the diversity of students and staff members on campus presently.

Croatian National Television Broadcasts Seventh-day Adventists Worship

17 September 2011 Zagreb, Croatia [Mladen Juri?evi?, tedNEWS] On Saturday, 17 September 2011, Croatian national television was broadcasting church service of the Seventh-day Adventists that was taking place in Marusevec church, Croatia. In this local Adventist community church, members from Marusevac and surrounding areas gathered together along with the Adventist high school and medicine school students including the students of theology.

Newbold Principal Begins with Campus Prayer Walk

01 September 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] Newly arrived Principal, Dr Philip Brown, concluded his devotional at the first staff meeting for the new academic year at Newbold by inviting staff to accompany him on a prayer walk around campus.

Annual 'Meeting of Experts' Studies Influence of Secularism on Religious Freedom

30 August 2011 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN] Whether secularism threatens religious freedom will become an increasingly significant question for religious groups -- especially religious minorities -- in the coming years, legal experts and academics predicted last week. New South Wales Attorney-General Greg Smith, left, chats with Ken Vogel, IRLA secretary general for the South Pacific, and Delbert Baker, a Seventh-day Adventist world church vice president. They were among experts and academics who gathered last week in Australia to explore how secular values impact religious freedom. [photo courtesy SPD]

BUC Health Ministries Director in Pub Crash Rescue

31 August 2011 Watford, United Kingdom [BUC NEWS] When an articulated lorry crashed into a pub and caused a six vehicle pile-up, BUC Health Ministries director, Sharon Platt-McDonald found herself in the midst of the action. The accident happened right outside her house just after she had turned into her front drive. She told BUC News, "I didn't think about it. I just ran across the road to help. It is just something I would naturally have done." The accident, on Tuesday, 16 August, closed the road in Houghton Regis as drivers were trapped in their cars. Sharon, a qualified nurse and first-aider, was one of the first on the scene, helping before emergency services could get there.