• Kent Hansen
    My childhood sweetheart and I became engaged two weeks into our junior year.... We drove the 400 miles home to tell both sets of parents that we were engaged. On the way back to school the next day, I drove over a rise on the interstate. On the other side of the hill was a stalled car. The collision killed my fiance instantly and left me with torn legs and a broken heart.
  • Jason Hines
    I want to highlight some of those for whom the holiday this year will be especially difficult.
Jared Wright | Comments

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Actor/Director Mel Gibson has begun talks with The Amazing Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield about a World War II film on Seventh-day Adventist conscientious objector-turned-war-hero, Desmond T. Doss.

The film breaks Gibson's long absence from Hollywood. Garfield appears set to star as Desmond Doss.

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

Today is a very special day in my world because of two very special people—Ellen G. White and Juli Ling Miller.

You may be familiar with both of these incredible women, but if not I’ll tell you a little bit about them.

John McVay | Comments

This document was obtained from the Walla Walla University website.  Spectrum contacted Dr. McVay and university officials and did not receive additional comment.

November 20, 2014

Dear Friend,

Allow me to share a personal word about accusations now all-too-regularly offered against people associated with Walla Walla University.

Jared Wright | Comments

Atlantic Union College has named Dr. Avis Hendrickson the next president of Atlantic Union College, according to a press release issued by the institution's Board of Trustees. The historic appointment makes Dr. Hendrickson only the second black woman to be named president of an Adventist institution of higher education in the United States. Pacific Union College president Dr.

Jared Wright | Comments

The Adventist Society for Religious Studies met in San Diego, California, November 20-22, to present scholarly papers on Ecclesiology in Doctrine and Practice. The meeting corresponded with the annual meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, also held in San Diego.

Sara Telemon | Comments

Lying in bed, I looked up into the darkness, imagining Jesus was somewhere out there. “I’m so sorry,” I whispered, anguished. I could feel nothing but emptiness where my Savior’s presence should have been. How did I get here? 

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

Members of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies meeting in San Diego, California voted today (Friday) to support a YES vote on the Women’s Ordination motion that will be considered at the 2015 General Conference Session.

The vote was constructed as a message to the delegates of the GC Session meeting in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., July, 2015. It read:

"We, the members of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, wish to express our love for the church and our concern for its unity.

Celeste Ryan Blyden | Comments

The Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee issued a statement Thursday supporting a favorable vote to authorize Seventh-day Adventist Church regional governing bodies, called divisions, to decide when and how to handle the question of women’s ordination. The vote comes in anticipation of the 60th General Conference Session called for July 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, where nearly 2,700 delegates will be asked: “Is it acceptable for division committees, as they may deem appropriate in their territories, to make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry?

Jared Wright | Comments

Ask twenty-somethings to talk about Seventh-day Adventists and popular culture, and you'll likely hear that the Church is pretty out of touch. Millennials in particular, those between 18 and 30 years old, are highly engaged with pop culture--arguably more so than any previous generation. So it may not come as a surprise that a group of young Adventists made one of their pastor friends into a spoof of a popular Internet meme.

Jared Wright | Comments

Visitor Magazine, the official publication of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, has released an expansive timeline of key events in the history of women's ordination within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with a written list of events, Visitor created an interactive timeline entitled "The Road to Ordination" with photos and clickable events that expand to reveal more data.

The timeline begins with the 1880's when "A number of women served as pastors in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Between 1872 and 1945, at least 16 women carried ministerial licenses." From the days of the Pioneers, the timeline follows the story of women in pastoral ministry up to the 2014 Annual Council vote to send the question of whether divisions should be permitted to ordain women to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio Texas.

Rachel Logan | Comments

Enrollment numbers for Adventist Institutes of higher learning in North America have dropped across the board, down 2.4% overall from last year’s numbers. In contrast to a general downward trend in enrollment this Fall, La Sierra University in Southern California, Oakwood University in Alabama and Southern Adventist University in Tennessee saw their enrollment numbers increase.

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