Last week the Broomfield Enterprise, the local paper for one of Denver's suburbs, published a piece about the wonderful welcome offered by The Journey - a local Seventh-day Adventist congregation. Local religion columnist George McHendry called it "one of the best-kept church secrets in my years of writing this column."
When the General Conference Executive Committee meets each fall in Silver Spring, all kinds of other meetings are put on the schedule, too. Sunday morning, the Council on Evangelism and Witness resumed presentations that it had started on Friday night. Today it was time to talk about creative evangelism ideas. My favorites came from the United Kingdom where an evangelistic series is underway in London.
Ever since I read about the personal love languages as described by Gary Chapman, I’ve been thinking about how those languages might apply to people and their relationship with the church. Words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time, all could be applied appropriately. So, it was that while I sat listening to General Conference President Ted N.C. Wilson preach Sabbath, Oct. 12, on “Communicating God’s Truth in Love,” I fell to wondering just what his love language for the church might be.
La Sierra University published this press release on its website October 10, 2013.
A special visiting team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has commended La Sierra University for the considerable work the school has completed addressing concerns regarding university governance expressed by the regional accrediting association.
We live in turbulent times, particularly in the United States, where ideology seems to drive us from one manufactured political crisis to another. Most recently, we have been taken to the brink of an economic abyss through a debt default - only to be given a few weeks reprieve when the cycle may be repeated.
This is the second installment in a four-part series written by a theology major at Pacific Union College.
On April 8, 1966, Time magazine’s cover shocked millions of Americans asking the question, “Is God Dead?” Behind the cover and sudden controversy, four primary theologians had come to similar conclusions that modern man had finally closed the chapter on the Judeo-Christian deity in Western society.
Seventh-day Adventist Church officials from around the world gather at the General Conference this week for their annual business session. A proposed amendment to the fundamental belief on creation is one of the agenda items. Spectrum Editor Bonnie Dwyer will be reporting from the Council, and her exclusive stories will be available here on the Spectrum blog. This story was published today by ANN.
Earlier this year I received an invitation. I looked at it with interest. It was for a three-day missionary training course being held at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. "Our High Calling" was being organized by a local missionary group called Soul REAPERS (Revived & Energised Adventist Proclaiming the Eminent Return of our Saviour).
This press release, published Friday, October 4, about the vegetarian diet, has already been picked up by a number of media outlets.
Despite similar caloric intake, vegetarians tend to have lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than non-vegetarians, with vegans being the most slender of all, suggests new research on more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists by researchers from Loma Linda University Health to be published in the December edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When I was 14, we moved from Chetwynd, a small town in northern British Columbia (BC), to the big city of Vancouver, BC. As an Adventist teacher's kid, this wasn't particularly new. By the age of eight, I'd moved four times, covering the breadth of the country. But this time the loss was greater. Six years in Chetwynd made it the closest thing I had to a hometown. I did not want to move; but I didn't have a choice.
This article by Darla Martin Tucker appears on the La Sierra University website.
Jill Richards, a graduate business student at La Sierra University is sometimes asked by schoolmates, ‘are you going to ‘the building?’ Do you have classes in there?’
This is the first installment in a four-part series written by a theology major at Pacific Union College.
It was white. Well, off-white. I stared at it for a while… and, in a way, it stared right back at me, expressionless.
It was jarring.
A question in the shape of a mental knot had tied not only my mind but also the rest of the class’. How was this art? This just couldn’t be art! Marcel Duchamp’s, Fountain, bore the resemblance of a urinal; in fact it was just that: a urinal.
David Trim highlights the first Adventist school in Iceland, the founding of the Ministerial Association, the origin of River Plate Adventist University, the beginning of Adventist medical missionary work in Korea, and the founding of the Illinois and Wisconsin Conference.
As someone who is now known in Adventist circles as an advocate for listening to the stories of LGBT people of faith, particularly in the context of the church (see "Seventh-Gay Adventists"), I've had a lot of conversations with conservative Adventists who are sure that the Bible is unequivocal in its clear condemnation of homosexuality. And I truly respect and understand that there are a diverse range of theological paradigms in the Adventist church (and the wider world of Christianity) right now around this topic.