Alisa Williams | Comments

The Christ Church Cathedral, an Episcopal congregation in St. Louis, Missouri, has established a fund to benefit the predominantly black churches that have been attacked by arsonists in recent weeks.

Kelly Phipps | Comments

A Seventh-day Adventist congregation is one of several black churches in the Southern United States that have been set on fire by arsonists in recent weeks. The College Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Knoxville Tennessee was targeted on June 22. Hay bales and bags of dirt were set on fire outside the church, and a church van was burned. Authorities have ruled the event an act of arson, but have said that it did not amount to a hate crime.

Spectrum Media | Comments

In a new video produced by Spectrum Media, Pastors John Brunt of the Azure Hills Church, Chris Oberg of the La Sierra University Church, and Randy Roberts of the Loma Linda University Church reflect on their experience as members of the General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC). The committe of 106 members met several times over three years to address the absence of a theology of ordination in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This film tells the behind-the-scenes story of TOSC that has been thus far hidden under a bushel. No longer.

Spectrum | Comments

Today the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that overturned bans on same-sex marriage in several states, and extended the right to marry to same-sex couples in all fifty states. Below, following excerpts from the majority opinion authored by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the dissenting opinion by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, we have compiled a list of responses from an array of Seventh-day Adventists to the High Court's ruling. -Ed.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist School Reopens After 19 Years. The Minnesota Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist School in will reopen in August for the 2015-2016 school year after19 years.  The one-room, K-8 school will have one teacher, a recent Elementary Education graduate of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school will be housed at the Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist church building.

Jared Wright | Comments

The Cohutta Springs Youth Camp in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists announced Tuesday on the camp's Facebook page the death of a long-time staff member:

Jared Wright | Comments

During a ceremony celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Lake Region Conference (one of five conferences that make up the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota), Lake Union president Don Livesay shared a statement of apology for racism that led to the creation of Lake Region Conference in the 1940's.

Spectrum Media | Comments

On September 23, 1995 at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland, Kendra Haloviak and Norma Osborn, along with Penny Shell, were ordained to Gospel Ministry. In a new documentary from Spectrum Media, Kendra and Norma talk about the experience and what it meant to them.

Weaving together archival footage from the event, and interviews with the women ordained on that day, this short film provides the stories of Seventh-day Adventists caught in the middle of the debate over women's ordination.

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Sat, 07/18/2015 | San Diego Adventist Forum
Panel of Guests from the 1995 Sligo SDA Church Ordination Service

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