Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that a hotel group that owns the Comfort Inn Oceanfront South in Nags Head, North Carolina, has agreed to pay $45,000 to a Seventh-day Adventist employee after refusing to honor her request not to work on Sabbath.
Pastor Frederick Russell preaches on The Simple Community at the Berean Church in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22, 2013.
1. Jennifer Scott has accepted a call to be the senior pastor of the 3,000-member Keene Adventist Church, the church of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas.
2. Jeff Brown, 57, pastor of the Apison Church, close to Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, collapsed and died unexpectedly last week while on a mission trip to Panama.
This is the sixth post of a twelve-part series for Spectrum’s 2013 Summer Reading Group. Each post will be drawn from chapters of Postmodern Apologetics? by Christina M. Gschwandtner.
Orlan Johnson, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, shares advice on how to be an effective Christian witness in public service at the June Religious Liberty Summit in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The postmodern mind is besieged by a barrage of information that numbs its ability to analyze and sort out one idea from the next. This prevents the construct of a well-thought-through worldview and leaves men and women with no reliable sense of direction. Incoherence is the norm of human activities, as can be observed in the arts and music for example, and the addiction to mindless video games. People no longer believe in anything. Faith is dead.
1. A Pakistani Seventh-day Adventist has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of sending a blasphemous text message (insulting Prophet Muhammed and Islam). Sajjad Masih Gill pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer contends that he did not own the phone the message was sent from, and there was no evidence against him.
The “not guilty” verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial for killing Trayvon Martin threw back the superficial curtains of polite society to reveal the stark polarization of two Americas. In his blog post entitled, Trayvon and George: A Tale of Two Americas, activist and author Brian McLaren doesn’t dispute the American legal system’s decision; but, he is in no way satisfied with the outcome.
The General Conference has hired communications and public relations firm Allison + Partners to help raise awareness of the church and educate the public about its mission, as the church celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Allison + Partners’ work will focus primarily on message development, media relations and social media strategy, according to Greg Dunn, managing director in the agency’s Chicago office and a Seventh-day Adventist church member.
Over the previous four articles I have discussed a number of the more significant aspects of evolution. It is a concept that is multifaceted, with many aspects well documented and some that remain more speculative. If Adventist readers of the last article found the data unsettling, this particular article may prove a little more comforting—it having to do with the question of biological origins.
David Asscherick, co-founder of ARISE, preaches at Impact SA, the Adventist Youth Conference.
This is the fifth post of a twelve-part series for Spectrum’s 2013 Summer Reading Group. Each post will be drawn from chapters of Postmodern Apologetics? by Christina M. Gschwandtner.
Curry! The very word makes my salivary glands kick into overdrive, and has my taste buds longing for biryani (a rice-based dish with spices, vegetables and a protein), korma (a curry made with yogurt, cream, nut and seed pastes or coconut milk), muttar paneer (a cheese pressed and cut into squares mixed with peas in a slightly sweet and spicy sauce) and various other combinations of vegetables, legumes and spices that I’ve grown to crave through the years.
This week about 3,100 Adventist young people from around the world are meeting in a conference center in Pretoria, South Africa, following a week of community service projects around the country. On Sabbath, organizers are hoping to bring in many more people to a 30,000-seat stadium in the township of Atteridgeville outside Pretoria.
Last Friday the Netherlands Union Conference publicly announced its May 30 decision to begin ordaining women. The Union leadership delayed the announcement until July because they needed "time to properly and correctly inform the Trans-European Division."
In November 2012 the Netherlands Union Conference voted to support the ordination of women, but it was left to the Executive Committee to decide when to begin ordaining women and to consider commissioned women as ordained.
The Adventist University of the Philippines is planning to open a medical school, accepting its first class of 20 students in June 2014. AUP’s medical school will be the sixth accredited medical school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Loma Linda University, the Adventist church’s first medical school, will work closely with AUP in developing its medical school, Loma Linda announced in a press release yesterday.
Revelation of Hope, Daniel Prophecy Seminars, Amazing Facts: these are typical Adventist evangelistic programs aimed at drawing crowds of people into the church. But the truth of the matter is that the jargon, the “hell-fire and brimstone,” the “we’re right and you’re wrong” approach no longer works — or does it?