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Dulan Accepts Role as NPUC Regional Affairs VP

November 30, 2017

Byron Dulan has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become vice president for regional affairs. Dulan has served the Washington Conference in several capacities and is currently the conference’s director of Adventist Community Services, disaster response and personal ministries. He will begin his new role with the NPUC in January 2018.

A Tunnel in the Moon

November 30, 2017 / Dick Duerksen

Someone told me NASA has an entire city of American astronauts who have been living deep in a tunnel in the moon since 1973. Funded by the Trilateral Commission and protected from radiation and meteors, their computers are far superior to anything on Earth. They’ve created a special electronic language so they can talk with beings on other planets. Their entire food supply comes from a special green moss that tastes like manna.

I smiled when I heard that. But, like so many other rumors, it contains a smidgen of fact.

Four Unlikely Mothers at Christmas

November 30, 2017 / Martin Weber

The unlikely cast of supporting characters surrounding the birth of Jesus is beyond belief, from this world’s perspective. Sleepless shepherds, pagans on a quest following a star through the desert, a homicidal king threatened by heaven’s baby. At the heart of the Christmas story is a young woman, the virgin mother. Equally unlikely are the four mothers God chose to showcase in the family tree of Jesus.

Our Transcendent Brains

November 30, 2017 / Seth Pierce

Change is a dirty word for a lot of people — until they get stuck. Sometimes when we get stuck along the way in life, the time we spend in that stuck place can make us wonder if anything can get better. Recently I came across something that gave me hope for those times when the structure of my life feels more like a prison than a playground.

Story

November 30, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

Above and beyond all the warm and winsome myths of Christmas is the divine story of redemption, a Word that became flesh and dwelt among us for an eternal purpose.

I was raised on stories. Aside from daily infusions of other essential nutrients like green beans and potatoes and homemade bread, tales of miracles and missionary adventures found fertile soil in my young imagination.

#ButNow

November 30, 2017 / Karen Pearson

Social media feeds across the country recently blew up with countless #metoo postings. While many came from A-list celebrities, did you notice how many seemed to be posted by friends, colleagues and family members?

CAA Chapel Highlights Quality Students

November 25, 2017 / Larry Hiday

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., is blessed to have an increase in the number of students this year but as we all know, “it’s quality, not quantity.” This truism is supported by biblical stories like Gideon and the small gathering in the upper room prior to Pentecost with the ensuing outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

CCA Makes a Difference in Wenatchee

November 24, 2017 / Tracy Ringering

Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., participated in Make a Difference Day on Oct. 26, 2017, with projects for all of their students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Some of the projects they were involved in included: