In the church, we’ve majored in getting everyone to heaven. We’ve focused on making sure everyone is behaving correctly. Our study of Scripture is intended to help us police doctrinal accuracy. When we draw lines in the sand, it’s about moral behavior and right belief. Yet, Jesus lists neither of these in his personal mission statement. Doesn’t that strike you as important?
Marilyn Dillow Cotton was born to Oddie and Thelma Dillow in Red Bank, Tennessee on December 14, 1933, and passed to her rest on May 20, 2016, in Loma Linda, California. Marilyn is known as one of the greatest soprano solo artists in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, choosing to dedicate her voice and life to God instead of the lucrative offers she received for stage performance.
For the first time ever at a major conference, scholars of church history this past week brought Anabaptists into the conversation about the Reformation’s meaning for the Adventist Church. Well- and lesser-known reformers came into play every day, raising provocative questions about the church’s identity and spiritual health.
The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has confirmed in a communique sent to leaders of the denomination's thirteen divisions that Paul Charles, accused by church members in the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) of falsifying his academic qualifications, has declined a call to serve as Associate Director of Communication for the General Conference.
A Seventh-day Adventist minister and “reluctant” academic dubbed the “thinking evangelist” by his family died May 8 after a four-year fight with melanoma.
Dr. Graeme Bradford grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. His mother wanted him to take up a trade, but Bradford began working in a bank. Then American evangelist Billy Graham came to town and the newly converted Bradford would come to the then Australasian Missionary College, from which he graduated in 1964.
A new resource is available to congregations seeking constructive ways to address LGBT+ issues. Open Dialogue Resources, the publisher of “A Sanctuary for Conversation: Living, Loving and Learning” materials and workshops, fills a growing need for churches that want to begin discussion of the range sexual identities, but may be unsure how to proceed.
SWAU Alum, American Idol Finalist Rickey Smith Dies in Car Crash. Rickey E. Smith, Jr., a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University and a finalist on the reality TV show American Idol, was killed when a drunk driver going the wrong way on I-240 outside Oklahoma City struck Smith's car head-on.