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Oakwood Personnel Cuts Reveal Troubling Trend in Adventist Higher Education

Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education in North America is in trouble, as yesterday’s announcement of personnel reduction at Oakwood University reveals.

Pacific Union Conference Hopes to Attract Top Musicians with inSpire Songwriting Contest

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, generally speaking, has had a problem with art. To be more specific, the Adventist Church has struggled in knowing what to do with creatives.

Loma Linda Health's "Live It" Web Series Offers Keys to Health, Long Life

You know that Loma Linda, California is a Blue Zone, famous for its high concentration of centenarians. But what factors contribute to longevity, and how? A new video series produced by Loma Linda University Health’s Advancement Films digs into the research that links specific dietary and lifestyle patterns to long life.

2015: The Year of #BlackLivesMatter

A major, ongoing 2015 news story in the United States was the growing stature and centrality of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The social movement began with a social media hashtag in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. In the final days of 2014 after unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Seventh-day Adventist leaders and lay members spoke out.

2015: The Year of the General Conference Session

The 60th General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists, held in San Antonio, Texas from July 2 - 11 was by any measure the biggest Adventist news story of the year.

Editorial: Syrian Refugees - The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

I spent over a minute in a crowded antique store this week staring past a porcelain Santa Claus figurine and a ceramic, eight-piece nativity set—thinking. Frank Sinatra on vinyl can have that effect, I guess. When I happened by, Sinatra was crooning “O Little Town of Bethlehem” through a vintage record player.

Keene Independent School District Votes to Give Teachers Guns

KEENE, TX — In a 6 to 1 vote Wednesday night, December 16, the Keene Independent School District (KISD) Board of Trustees took an action intended to keep its Johnson County, Texas schools safe from gun violence like the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The board approved a so-called "Guardian Program" that will allow faculty members in district schools to carry guns on campus. KISD includes an elementary, a middle school, a high school and an alternative learning institute.

Three Communities, Six Women, One Spirit: Celebrating 20 Years of Women's Ordination

Twenty years have passed since the first Seventh-day Adventist women were ordained to gospel ministry.

In 1995, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists brought a measure to the General Conference Session, held in Utrecht, Netherlands. The request from the North American Division was to adopt the following provisions concerning ordination: 

North American Division President Authors HuffPo Op-Ed on Welcoming Refugees

Daniel R. Jackson, president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, has authored an opinion piece for the Huffington Post arguing that the United States must open the door to refugees from war-torn countries like Syria. In the piece, "Adventists Respond to the Call to Care for Refugees," Elder Jackson makes the case that Scripture demands justice for strangers and foreigners seeking refuge. 

Remembering Nicholas Culver in Images

Freshman general studies major Nicholas Culver was found unresponsive in Sierra Towers, the men's dormitory on the campus of La Sierra University, on Tuesday, December 8. Paramedics were called, but were unable to revive him. On Tuesday evening, La Sierra University stopped amid finals week to remember Culver in a time of prayer and story sharing.

See La Sierra University Student Nicholas Culver Found Dead on Campus.

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