Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

On the first day of the General Conference Executive Committee’s Business Session, just before lunch, a document was brought to the floor responding to the San Antonio General Conference Session vote on ordination. Delegates were told that the General Conference and Division Officers have reviewed the document and approved it unanimously. But delegates were not asked to either discuss or vote on the document. It was simply read to them.

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

On Sunday, Andressa Duarte goes to the local radio station and records Bible stories for children, It is the first day of a busy week for the 13 year old. She has daily evangelism tasks. Tuesday she visits nursing homes, Wednesday is for social justice, Thursday she preaches in her home, Friday she holds a small prayer group, and Sabbath she invites kids to go to church with her.

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

Cross cultural communication got practiced extensively at “God’s Mosaic of Culture,” the 2015 Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Conference  that opened the General Conference Executive Committee’s annual meetings.

Jared Wright | Comments

Stephen Lundquist has served as a pastor in Oregon and New Zealand, and is currently a Bible teacher at Portland Adventist Academy. He was recently commissioned at PAA, forgoing ordination in solidarity with female colleagues whom the General Conference has worked to prevent from being ordained.

Alita Byrd | Comments

Last week, when the news broke that Pope Francis had met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the national controversy over her case was re-ignited. 

Jared Wright | Comments

Norris Ncube, the principal of Indianapolis Junior Academy, and student Malia Siziba, age 5, were killed in a car accident Tuesday morning on the way to school. Ncube's son Sandile Ncube, age 12, is in critical condition on a ventilator, but was not killed in the accident as previously reported. Three other students identified as Buhlebenkosi Anita Nikoma, Deon Sizba and Jessica Senele Ncube were also injured in the crash.

Ncube moved to the United States in 1996 from Zimbabwe, and has been recognized as an innovative leader in the Indiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Spectrum | Comments

Sarena Dawn Moore, a member of the Grants Pass Oregon Seventh-day Adventist Church, was one of nine victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting on October 1, 2015. In addition to Moore, the following individuals have been named by the media as victims in the Umpqua shooting:

Daniel Jackson, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists | Comments

The president of The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, Daniel R. Jackson, issued the following statement on October 2, 2015 in response to the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon:

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