Jared Wright

Allegations of Fraudulent Degrees Raise Questions for General Conference Appointee

An article published in a South African newspaper concerning the qualifications of two top Seventh-day Adventist leaders has created waves from the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division all the way to the General Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Adventist Corporate Identity Will Receive First Makover in Twenty Years

SILVER SPRING - The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has announced the first change to the denomination’s corporate identity in over two decades. General Conference Communications Director Williams Costa, Jr.

Adventist Volunteers Offer Free "Mega-Clinic" to Los Angeles Residents

LOS ANGELES - Starting one week from today, thousands of Angelenos will receive free health care at the LA Convention Center from a huge pool of Seventh-day Adventist medical professionals. At the Pathway to Health Los Angeles event, sponsored by Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI), full medical, surgical, vision and dental services will be offered to the public free of charge.

Student Researcher Seeks Participants for Religious Disaffiliation Survey

Loma Linda University Clinical Psychology student Alex Larson is looking for participants who can help provide data about Adventist views on religious disaffiliation. Larson describes the research project this way:

Presidential Primaries Present Impediments for Oakwood, Southern Students

Seventh-day Adventist college students from Oakwood University and Southern Adventist University have reported obstacles to their participating in the presidential primary processes, though for very different reasons. For Southern students, new voter ID laws prevented several from participating in Tennessee's primary elections. Oakwood students were kicked out of a Donald Trump events in Alabama. In both cases, students were impeded from participating in America's democratic process for the first time.

For Southeastern's Patricia Marruffo, A Local Ordination, A Global Purview

In a sense, Patricia Marruffo’s Sabbath-afternoon ordination service on March 26 was business as usual for Southeastern California Conference where she serves as Pastor for Children and Families at the Azure Hills Church. Southeastern, after all, has been ordaining qualified women to pastoral ministry since March 2012, and long before that issued the same ordained-commissioned credentials to both men and women.

Jamaica Union President Aims to Employ First Female Pastor in Jamaica

Everett Brown, the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, said at an Editor's Forum of the Jamaica Gleaner that he hopes to soon employ the first woman pastor in Jamaica. Brown's remarks came during a conversation with the leader of the Jamaica Union Conference about the Seventh-day Adventist Church's 2015 vote on ordination at the San Antonio, Texas General Conference Session.

Mountain View Christian School Principal Behind Bars on Charges of Child Rape

Douglas Allison, 55, the principal of the Seventh-day Adventist Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, Washington, has been arrested on charges of child rape and child molestation, according to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office. Allison and his wife are the only staff members of the school, which serves thirteen students. According to the Mountain View Christian School website, Douglas Allison taught grades 5 through 8. His wife is not under investigation.

Upper Columbia Conference Continues Trend of Separate-But-Equal Ministerial Credentialing

In an attempt to elevate women ministers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, many administrative territories have created workaround solutions to the problem of the General Conference's refusal to ordain women at the denomination's highest levels. One increasingly-common solution is to make women's credentialing functionally equal to men's credentialing by allowing commissioned ministers the same rights and privileges as ordained ministers.

Fen Pan Identified as PUC Student Killed in Deadly SUV Crash

Yesterday afternoon, the tight-knit Pacific Union College community was hard-hit by the news that one of its students was killed and six others injured when a Ford Expedition SUV in which the students were traveling overturned on Deer Park Road on the way to the Angwin, California Campus. As of last night, the names of the students involved had not been publicly released in order to allow officials to notify the students' family members.

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