Jared Wright

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.

One Pacific Union College Student Dead, Six Injured in Crash on Dangerous Road

Pacific Union College confirmed Monday afternoon that one of its students was killed and six other students injured when a Ford Expedition SUV in which the students were traveling overturned on Deer Park Road.

Ted Wilson Meets With Church Leaders in Germany, Discusses Ordination In Depth

Adventist leaders in Germany who have long supported women’s ordination had a chance at last to discuss the issue face to face with the leader of the Worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, a longtime opponent.

Ben Carson's Next Move: Ride Trump's Coattails?

Dr. Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump this morning one week after ending his own presidential campaign. Carson’s move is seen by many as a play for the White House as a prospective vice presidential running mate to Donald Trump.

Women in Top Positions of Adventist Leadership Remain Extremely Rare

The Pew Research Center has released information about women in top positions of religious leadership. Pew’s finding: women as top religious leaders are rare. When it comes to Adventist leadership, women are extremely rare.

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