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The Courthouse News Service, a Pasadena, California-based legal affiars journal, has reported that the Ellen G. White Estate is suing "theological investigator" Brendan Knudson, who allegedly enlisted the aid of hackers to steal unpublished Ellen White manuscripts.
Following the Pacific Union Conference vote Sunday to ordain without regard to gender, the Northern California Conference announced that it voted a motion reflecting the action taken at the constituency meeting. A news bulletin announcing the vote stated,
The full archival video of Sunday's Pacific Union Conference Special Constituency Session in Woodland Hills California is available online for playback. To review the entire event as it unfolded, follow this link. Note: audio on the video's playback is low. You can adjust the volume on the player, and raising it all the way helps.
The Pacific Union Conference has voted to ordain women without regard to gender 79% in favor, 21% opposed. The PUC becomes the third union to approve women's ordination, following the Columbia Union Conference and the North German Union Conference. To revisit the action from the vote, you can read the live updates below.
Full report now also available.
On August 18, Southeastern California Conference leaders, delegates and church members gathered at the Loma Linda University Church to discuss women's ordination. The Saturday afternoon meeting, called "Let's Talk," lasted two hours, featuring a wide array of presentations from administrators, pastors, scholars and historians. The unedited video of the event comes courtesy of the Loma Linda University Church media team.
From the Loma Linda University Church in Southern California, we bring you coverage of a special informative meeting for Southeastern California Conference delegates and members.
This event has ended, but you can revisit the highlights of this conversation by clicking on the link below. And join us Sunday as we bring you live coverage of the Pacific Union Conference Special Constituency Session starting at 1pm Pacific Time.
This will be an important weekend for Adventists in the Pacific Union Conference as delegates will convene to consider two measures that would allow ordination without regard to gender.
A Facebook group calling itself "Concerned Supporters of WWU" posted an email from the President's Office distributed to Walla Walla University faculty and staff. The message from interim president Steve Rose inclded a Q&A with Dr. John McVay, Walla Walla's returning president. The email appears in its entirety below, as posted on the Facebook page.