Those who disagree with us are not The Enemy. It’s all We here. We who believe different things, go to different schools, work at different jobs, eat different foods, wear different clothes, listen to different music, celebrate different holidays, watch different shows, speak different languages and dialects, vote for different candidates, and live in different neighborhoods.
In every General Conference Session, the Nominating Committee plays a central role in shaping the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. On the second day of the 2015 Session, the Nominating Committee's work led to significant drama on the floor of the Alamodome, when delegates two times referred the nominee for president, Elder Ted Wilson, back to committee. The move to refer the name back twice was if not unprecedented, certainly uncommon.
At approximately 12:20pm, local time, Elder Ted N. C. Wilson was re-elected president of the Seventh-ay Adventist Church to applause from the floor of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Twenty minutes earlier, the General Conference Nominating Committee brought his name to delegates at the end of the morning business meeting.
A Seventh-day Adventist congregation is one of several black churches in the Southern United States that have been set on fire by arsonists in recent weeks. The College Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Knoxville Tennessee was targeted on June 22. Hay bales and bags of dirt were set on fire outside the church, and a church van was burned. Authorities have ruled the event an act of arson, but have said that it did not amount to a hate crime.
In a new video produced by Spectrum Media, Pastors John Brunt of the Azure Hills Church, Chris Oberg of the La Sierra University Church, and Randy Roberts of the Loma Linda University Church reflect on their experience as members of the General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC). The committe of 106 members met several times over three years to address the absence of a theology of ordination in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This film tells the behind-the-scenes story of TOSC that has been thus far hidden under a bushel. No longer.
Today the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that overturned bans on same-sex marriage in several states, and extended the right to marry to same-sex couples in all fifty states. Below, following excerpts from the majority opinion authored by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the dissenting opinion by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, we have compiled a list of responses from an array of Seventh-day Adventists to the High Court's ruling. -Ed.
Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist School Reopens After 19 Years. The Minnesota Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist School in will reopen in August for the 2015-2016 school year after19 years. The one-room, K-8 school will have one teacher, a recent Elementary Education graduate of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school will be housed at the Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist church building.