Recognizing the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on February 6, the Adventist Church joins many other organizations in working toward eliminating the process of female genital mutilation. Many African cultures continue this practice, including some in Kenya.
Like a lot of denominations, the Seventh-day Adventist church is getting it wrong when it comes to its LGBT youth. We're completely wrong, and we're putting lives at risk. I've spoken up on behalf of dialogue, bridge-building and elevating the conversation between the church and its LGBT members, but sometimes reprehensible acts of spiritual violence and misinformation must be called out directly.
The full report of the East-Central Africa Division of the General Conference (ECD) Biblical Research Committee (BRC) to the Theology of Ordination Study Committee has now been released online at the GC Archives and Statistics
On Tuesday afternoon, Pacific Union College President Heather Knight sent a message to all the PUC faculty called “Academic Freedom: Continuing to Learn Together,” with an update on the debate over academic freedom at the college, reporting on her meeting to discuss the topic with faculty leaders at the Academic Senate meeting on January 28.
House-hunting can be a daunting task, even with all the tools the internet has to offer. I can set all the necessary parameters, study the photos, check the "street view," and even drive to the address, get out of the car, and (if nobody's home) go peek in the windows. But the only sure way to discover what it would be like to live in that house is to have somebody unlock the door and let me in. Churches are
The Adventist News Network, the official news outlet of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, confirmed Tuesday that the takeaway from the recent General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) meetings is that "At least 10 of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 13 world division Biblical Research Committees say they would either recommend the ordination of women to ministry or would allow it in some world regions without the matter har
Retired Seventh-day Adventist neurosurgeon, Fox News contributor, and Tea Party favorite Dr. Benjamin Carson has teamed up with Newt Gingrich's American Legacy political action committee to spearhead a new initiative called "Save Our Healthcare." In a fundraising letter to those on the American Legacy mailing list, Dr. Carson explained the anti-Obamacare project and his role as its chairman:
1. Taxes affecting clergy salaries have been brought into question by a court ruling. United States District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in Wisconsin that the clergy tax-exemption for housing violates the Constitution's separation of church and state.
The Azure Hills Church in Grand Terrace California hosts a series on Adventist history entitled "The Advent Movement: Progress or Regress?" Pacific Union Conference* communications director Gerry Chudleigh kicked off the series with a presentation entitled "Who Runs the Church," in which Chudleigh explored the history of the stratification of church leadership, and where the locus of power was originally intended to be.
Upcoming topics in the series:
The Doctrine of the Trinity—Gil Valentine
Adventist Fundamental Beliefs—John Brunt
A new study to be published in the American Journal of Sociology tackles the "puzzling paradox" of why divorce is more common in religiously conservative "red" states, and especially, why it's not only the conservative Protestants themselves who are more likely to divorce - but also their neighbors.
Apologies for the poor video quality, but we hope the historical interest will override.
With bitter cold, snowy conditions outside in Columbia, Maryland, discussion of ordination heated up a hotel conference room not far from the Seventh-day Adventist World Church headquarters. Representatives of the Church's thirteen divisions presented reports from their respective theology of ordination committees to the 103-member General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC).