“My Boy Jack”

A very moving drama tonight on PBS: “My Boy Jack,” about the relationship between Rudyard Kipling and his son, an officer in WW1. Jack is superbly played by Daniel Radcliffe; the elder Kipling, by David Haig, who also wrote the excellent play. “Have you news of my boy Jack?” Not this tide. “When d’you think…

John Harvey Kellogg, MD

Another volume in the Review and Herald’s Adventist Pioneer Series is Richard W. Schwarz, John Harvey Kellogg: Pioneering Health Reformer. What neither the ABC nor the title page (bearing a copyright of 2006) tell you, however, is what series editor George Knight casually throws in at the end of his foreword: “it is a reprint…

Whidden on Waggoner

During the fretful hours during and after hurricane Ike, I spent some time reading E. J. Waggoner: From the Physician of Good News to Agent of Division, a 400 page biography by Woodrow Whidden. It’s the latest volume in the Adventist Pioneer Series edited by George Knight and published by Review and Herald, and the…

The Financial World’s Blindness

Oh. I see there are some problems in the financial world. Wall Street Journal: Worst Crisis Since ’30s, With No End Yet in Sight. Forbes: A silent bank run. In the midst of this, politicians and economists alike are paying lots of attention to Wall Street, and little to Houston, where a hurricane has crippled…

Volunteer Opportunities

Adventist Community Services The Baytown/LaPorte Church is coordinating the Adventist response to the hurricane. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks from helping to operate the distribution center in the church to going out with chainsaw crews to help clear brush and downed trees. Be prepared to do physical labor and bring appropriate protective…