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Adventist Pastor Alicia Johnston Comes Out as Bi, Announces Resignation

Instead of preaching a sermon today at the Foothills Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists in the Arizona Conference, Pastor Alicia Johnston released a video discussing her resignation after coming out as bisexual. 

“It’s wonderful to finally be able to say ‘This is who I am,’ and that’s something I love about myself,” Johnston said in the message.

Could Looking Beyond Adventist Students Solve Adventist Higher Ed Enrollment Problem?

The thirteen Seventh-day Adventist schools and colleges in North America in aggregate have seen an approximately 2% enrollment drop over the last five years. For Loma Linda University Health President Richard Hart, a possible solution may be found outside of Adventism.

Border Angels Celebrate Easter by Hiding Water for Migrants

For the faith-based nonprofit Border Angels, the Easter resurrection narrative finds its most meaningful expression in providing life-giving supplies for those facing death crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

2017 Sonscreen Film Festival Presents Sonny Awards

LOMA LINDA - The 2017 Sonscreen Film Festival, put on by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and held this year at the Loma Linda University Centennial Complex in Southern California, ended Saturday night with an awards ceremony to honor ten outstanding films. 

Hacksaw Ridge Producers Headline 2017 Sonscreen Film Festival

Two producers of the Academy Award-winning biopic “Hacksaw Ridge” will headline the 2017 Sonscreen Film Festival in Loma Linda, California. Former chair and CEO of 20th Century Fox Bill Mechanic and Terry Benedict, director of the Desmond T. Doss documentary “The Conscientious Objector,” will discuss the 2017 Oscar winner and their work in the film industry. 

See Terry Benedict's exclusive interview with Spectrum.

General Conference Corporation Sues Pathfinder Shirts LLC

The General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists has sued a small Florida-based company, Pathfinder Shirts, LLC, over what the General Conference says is unauthorized use of the Adventist Church’s trademarks. The General Conference is not seeking monetary damages but seeks to stop Pathfinder Shirts from selling products emblazoned with church logos.

In Landmark Sermon, Chris Oberg Discusses Science of Sex and Gender

In a watershed sermon on gender and sexuality, La Sierra University Church Senior Pastor Chris Oberg explored reproductive discontinuity and gender dysphoria with her husband Kerby Oberg, a scientist and professor at Loma Linda University. The sermon came during a series titled "The Skin We're In" in which the La Sierra Church pastoral staff wove conversations with congregants and community members into their sermons.

North American Division Leaders Address Student Questions on Race, Gender, Sexuality and More

In the first of several planned unscripted conversations with college-age Seventh-day Adventists, North American Division leaders responded to submitted questions in a

NAD Leaders to Young Adventists: 'Undiluted, Transparent, Let’s Talk'

The North American Division has planned a Facebook Live town hall meeting to engage college-age Adventists. NAD President Daniel Jackson and Executive Secretary G. Alexander Bryant will answer audience questions in an conversation they have said will be “undiluted, transparent.” The Tuesday, March 14 event, called “Is This Thing On?” will be livestreamed from the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the first in a series of broadcasts planned for various Adventist universities.

More Upheaval at River Plate Adventist University

River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata), the Seventh-day Adventist University in Entre Rios, Argentina, has announced the replacement of several senior leaders as repercussions of a smuggling scandal continue.

The university has been at the center of a legal inquiry into charges that university leaders in concert with the Argentina Union Conference and local ADRA personnel attempted to smuggle millions of pesos worth of electronic goods into the country without paying import tariffs.

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