Jared Wright

Happy Theological Humility Day

It is our tradition to mark October 22, the day that the Seventh-day Adventist Church began, according to many. It is the day that the Millerite band expected their Lord to return to earth, and it is the day that he did not. The experience is captured in the words of Ellen White in "The Great Controversy," page 409.

The Good Lord Had A Different Plan for Ben Carson

YORBA LINDA - Retired Seventh-day Adventist neurosurgeon and prospective Republican White House candidate Dr. Benjamin Carson practiced what may become his campaign stump speech in front of a supportive crowd at the Nixon Presidential Library on Sunday. While Dr. Carson made no mention of his faith tradition, he sprinkled his prepared comments with references to God. The event was part of Carson's One Nation book tour.

Adventist Docs Have Recommendations for WHO on Ebola

LOMA LINDA - Dr. Gillian Seton and Dr. James Appel, Adventist Health International missionary doctors to West Africa, told stories and gave recommendations concerning the Ebola crisis to an overflowing audience at Loma Linda University's Frank Damazo Amphitheater Friday evening. Loma Linda University's Global Health Institute hosted the vespers program as part of its 2014 Global Healthcare Conference.

ÚLTIMA HORA: El Concilio Anual aprueba la pregunta sobre la Ordenación de la Mujer que se presentará en la Asamblea General de 2015

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND, EE.UU. - Aproximadamente a las 5:37pm hora local, los delegados presentes en el Concilio Anual votaron aprobar la pregunta elaborada por la Asociación General y los oficiales de División (GCDO por sus siglas en inglés), que se presentará a los delegados en la Asamblea General de 2015 que tendrá lugar en San Antonio, Texas, EE.UU. La pregunta es la siguiente:




BREAKING: Annual Council Votes Women's Ordination Question for 2015 GC Session

SILVER SPRING - At approximately 5:37 local time, Annual Conference delegates voted to approve language crafted by The General Conference and Division Officers (GCDO), that will now go to delegates at the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas. The language from GCDO came in the form of a question, posted below.

Delegates will be asked,

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

The Eve of the Ordination Discussion

SILVER SPRING - In the final hours before General Conference Executive Committee members from around the world take up the issue of ordaining women at the 2014 Annual Council meetings, there are some things we know, and some things we don't. Annual Council delegates are expected to take most of Tuesday discussing the language they will send to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas.

Changes Proposed to Fundamental Beliefs at Annual Council

SILVER SPRING - Delegates considered and discussed several changes to the Seventh-day Adventist Fundamental Beliefs during Sunday's afternoon business session at the 2014 Annual Council.

General Conference Executive Committee members heard proposed changes to several Fundamental Beliefs that would change language to be more gender inclusive.

Artur Stele: No Theological Solution on Women's Ordination

SILVER SPRING - During a meeting of young adult delegates at the 2014 Annual Council, young church leaders received first-hand information about the upcoming women's ordination discussion and several more agenda items.

Approximately twenty young adults (numbers shifted slightly as some came and went), serving as members of the General Conference Executive committee for the 2010-2015 Quinquennium, gathered in a small room on the General Conference building's second floor to talk with Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) chair and GC General Vice President Artur Stele.

Annual Council: Tweeting The Meeting Live

Women's Ordination. Fundamental Belief #6 on Creation. Clarification on how Adventists define the Spirit of Prophecy. These topics and many more fill the 268 pages of the 2014 Annual Council. Now updates from the Annual Council come to readers in real time with Spectrum's Twitter coverage.

Applegate Fire Threatens Structures Near Weimar Institute in Drought-Parched California

Adventists in Northern California called for prayers Wednesday evening for Weimar Institute. A rapidly-moving vegetation fire posed a possible threat to the Adventist education center in Colfax, Northern California. According to Cal Fire, the Applegate Fire broke out in dry woodland at about 1:30pm local time and was only 10% contained as night fell. Mandatory evacuations remained in effect for surrounding areas as the fire threatened some eighty structures. Several media outlets showed images of burned out buildings as crews battled five separate blazes that spread to over 380 acres.

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