Pam Dietrich | Comments

Car Crash Kills PUC Senior. Pacific Union College senior Jayaram Notestine (pictured) died in an auto accident May 22. Police reports did not immediately identify him by name, but the PUC Campus Chronicle Facebook page noted his death with plans to devote its next issue to him.

Jared Wright | Comments

When www.adventistelders.com launched on April 30, it provided one of the most substantial contributions to the discussion of Adventists and the ordination of women in a long time. On the website, several "elder statesmen," senior leaders of the Adventist Church, spoke out in favor of ordaining women in order to achieve church unity. The leders' video message circulated widely, propelled by viral social media sharing. A companion Facebook page, "Adventist Voices of Unity," received thousands of "likes" quickly.

Jared Wright | Comments

The "Justice Speaks" video-cast, hosted by Pastor Jaime Kowlessar of City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dallas, Texas, features emerging Adventist voices discussing the intersection of theology and current events. Pastor Kowlessar convenes Justice Speaks conversations on Thursday evenings via Google Hangouts, a video-conference application built into the Google Plus social network.

Briana Pastorino | Comments

Loma Linda Universtiy Health PossAbilities member Greg Crouse will be headed to Duisburg, Germany for the 2015 inaugural Paracanoe World Cup games May 20-24. Team USA announced via a press release that Crouse was one of four individuals who made it on the World Cup team.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

U. S. News Reports High Ethnic Diversity at Andrews University. Andrews University is listed as the second-most ethnically diversity institution of higher learning by U. S. News in its education rankings.  Since Adventist students from around the world attend Andrews University, this may seem less surprising to Adventists than to the general public. From US News, "Campus Ethnic Diversity: National Universities."

Jared Wright | Comments

"Crisis Ahead!" says a new, inadvertently punny poster for a symposium on male headship planned for this summer.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Sheila Jackson Lee Subject of Senate Ethics Investigation. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) is one of ten members of Congress at the center of a House Ethics Committee investigation for participating in a secret, all-expenses paid trip to Baku on the Caspian Sea, funded by the state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan. The oil company known as SOCAR, purportedly funneled $750,000 through nonprofits based in the United States to conceal the source of the funding for the conference in the former Soviet nation.

Jared Wright | Comments

Retired Seventh-day Adventist neurosurgeon-turned-presidential-candidate, Dr. Benjamin Carson, has proven a polarizing figure among Adventists. While some in the denomination laud his candidacy and his remarkable personal biography that propelled him to fame, others feel his deeply partisan rhetoric since turning to politics negates his legacy as a physician.









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