Jared Wright | Comments

Paul S. Ratsara, president of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists (SID), has offered his resignation as division president amid an ongoing scandal involving allegations of fraudulent doctoral qualifications. General Conference President Ted N. C.

Jennifer Tyner | Comments

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.  

SID Academics | Comments

Statement from Concerned Academics in the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists

The Academic Qualifications of Pastors Paul Charles and Paul Ratsara
23 May 2016

Dr. Ted N.C. Wilson
President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church 12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring Maryland 20904
United States of America

Jared Wright | Comments

On Thursday evening, May 5, La Sierra University students, alumni, faculty, staff and trustees filled the Troesch Conference Center for a town hall meeting between university leaders and students.

Charles Scriven | Comments

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.

Jared Wright | Comments

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.

Brenton Stacey | Comments

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.

Jared Wright | Comments

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.

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