Jared Wright | Comments

Visitor Magazine, the official publication of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, has released an expansive timeline of key events in the history of women's ordination within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with a written list of events, Visitor created an interactive timeline entitled "The Road to Ordination" with photos and clickable events that expand to reveal more data.

The timeline begins with the 1880's when "A number of women served as pastors in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Between 1872 and 1945, at least 16 women carried ministerial licenses." From the days of the Pioneers, the timeline follows the story of women in pastoral ministry up to the 2014 Annual Council vote to send the question of whether divisions should be permitted to ordain women to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio Texas.

Rachel Logan | Comments

Enrollment numbers for Adventist Institutes of higher learning in North America have dropped across the board, down 2.4% overall from last year’s numbers. In contrast to a general downward trend in enrollment this Fall, La Sierra University in Southern California, Oakwood University in Alabama and Southern Adventist University in Tennessee saw their enrollment numbers increase.

Rachel Logan | Comments

On October 8, 2013 unstable chemical vapors connected with an electrical spark igniting a small explosion in the chemical preparation and storage room of the Chan Shun Science Centre at Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta.

The resulting fire set off the building’s sprinkler system, which caused significant water damage to the complex. Water flowed downstairs to the first floor and continued to the basement level of the science building. It ruined the drywall covering a first floor wing and some lab benches and cupboards.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

In this week's roundup of Adventists in the news headlines, veganism and criminal neglect, "Bags of Love" and a boarding academy fire.

Sakae Kubo | Comments

At the 2014 Annual Council, delegates voted to send the following question to delegates at the 2015 General Conference Session:

    ‘After your prayerful study on ordination from the Bible, the writings of Ellen G. White, and the reports of the study commissions, and;

    After your careful consideration of what is best for the Church and the fulfillment of its mission,

Jared Wright | Comments

"The Great Controversy Project is a unique presidential initiative with the goal of distributing massive quantities of Seventh-day Adventist Church co-founder Ellen G. White's book, The Great Controversy, as part of the church’s worldwide Tell the World emphasis."

Jared Wright | Comments

A large audience of friends, church community members and well-wishers surrounded Adventist musician and recording artist Chris Picco Sabbath at the Loma Linda University Church for the memorial service of Picco's wife Ashley and son Lennon. The service was broadcast on the church's website, and the recording has been made available. Ashley Elizabeth (Wood) Picco died Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Loma Linda, CA. She was 30.

Jared Wright | Comments

On October 13, Seventh-day Adventist pastor and TV personality Doug Batchelor posted the following status update on his Facebook page:

CATHOLICS AND ADVENTIST AT CULTURAL CROSSROADS

Greg Boyd and Paul Eddy | Comments

From the video description for this week's Sabbath Sermon:

"Our Wrath and Love Q&A with Greg and Paul was on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Greg Boyd and Paul Eddy attempted to reconcile the violence of the Old Testament with a loving God. This is from October 2010 at Woodland Hills Church."

Jared Wright | Comments

A news release on the Pacific Union Conference website puts the union on record in favor of allowing divisions to proceed with the ordination of women. The Pacific Union Conference has long led the move toward ordination equality within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In September of 2012, union executive committee members approved fourteen female candidates for ordination

Rachel Logan | Comments

Unlike most young women her age, Krista Ballew prefers the farmers market over the outlet mall. Northern California native and 2013 Pacific Union College graduate, Ballew can lose herself for hours among rows of locally grown produce as she looks for inspiration for her evening meal. As a nurse working for the neonatal ICU unit in Loma Linda University Medical Center, Ballew knows it’s important to eat mindfully, but her healthy cooking skills developed long before she set foot in a nutrition class. From the time she was a little girl, Ballew’s mother Rhonda taught her the art of cooking.





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