Spectrum | Comments

When the leadership of the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists recommended to the Spring Meadows Church in Sanford, Florida that the congregation reconsider its invitation of Amazing Facts speaker Doug Batchelor to a series of meetings in October, calling Batchelor a "polarizing influence," the reaction was swift and, perhaps unsurprisingly, polarized.

Jared Wright | Comments

News broke this afternoon that the North Pacific Union Conference voted to rescind its current plan to hold a special constituency session on women's ordination. The following release was published in the Gleaner, the NPUC's official magazine:

Jared Wright | Comments

The North Pacific Union (NPUC) has voted to cancel a previously-planned special constituency session aimed at discussing ordaining women.

The decision not to hold the special session came at the end of today's NPUC Executive Committee Meeting, and was announced on Twitter just after 4:00pm Pacific Time.

Jared Wright | Comments

Wednesday, August 19, the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee will meet to discuss women’s ordination within its territory. The meeting follows two previous actions, as noted in the Gleaner, the official publication of the North Pacific Union Conference:

Jared Wright | Comments

The Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has discouraged one of its churches from inviting Doug Batchelor to speak during a week-long revival meeting planned for the Fall. Batchelor's vocal opposition to ordained women at any level, whether deacons, elders or pastors, elicited a firm response from Florida Conference President Mike Cauley. Cauley issued a memo explaining that Florida Conference Administration advised the Spring Meadows Church in Sanford, Florida to reconsider inviting Batchlor to the October 2-10 meeting, citing the Amazing Facts speaker's divisiveness:

Jared Wright | Comments

Union College Gymnaires acrobat Heather Boulais left the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska today, more than seven months after a life-threatening fall.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Gas Pipeline Threatens Historic Adventist Site. A potato field once owned by Leonard and Elvira Hastings of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, who lived through the Great Disappointment of 1844, has been on many Adventist heritage tours.  The current owner, who found the tour buses stopping near his property mystifying, now faces challenges from a proposed gas pipeline.

Jared Wright | Comments

The Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists selected Gary Thurber as its next president today. Thurber replaces Thomas Lemon, who left the Mid-America Union to take a position as a General Conference vice-president. Thurber is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership at Andrews University and holds a master's degree in Religion from Andrews University and a bachelor's degree in Religion from Southern Adventist University.





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