• Jared Wright | Comments
    Norris Ncube, the principal of Indianapolis Junior Academy, his son Sandile Ncube, age 12, and student Malia Siziba, age 5, were killed in a car accident Tuesday morning on the way to school. Three other students identified as Buhlebenkosi Anita Nikoma, Deon Sizba and Jessica Senele Ncube were also injured in the crash.
  • Lisa Clark Diller | Comments
    I get frustrated as my middle-aged self (an embodied self) requires more time, adaptation, and attentiveness. I want to plan my schedule, my adventures, my future, as if there will be no end and I will always be able to do what I do now.
  • Richard Rice | Comments
    With the controversial actions taken at the recent General Conference session, this facet of family life becomes apparent, too. Some are so discouraged by the vote on women’s ordination that they are tempted to “give up on” the Adventist church, and look for other sources of spiritual meaning, support other forms of religion, if they do so at all.
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:

Jared Wright | Comments

The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has finally joined the world of social media. Using @PastorTedWilson on Twitter and /PastorTedWilson on Facebook, Ted N. C. Wilson launched social network accounts on October 1st in order to communicate more effectively and directly with people, he said in the Adventist Review.

A small team of media personnel will help manage Wilson's accounts, but all social media communication will pass through his office, he said.

Danish Union of Churches Conference, Spectrum | Comments

Just after the Norwegian Union Conference announced that it would cease ordaining all pastors, the Adventist Church in Denmark stated that it would do likewise. The Danish Union of Churches Conference based in Nærum, Denmark published a statement on its website stating that the Union will suspend the ordination of pastors. The following is the Danish Union's statement in full:

Norwegian Union Conference, Spectrum | Comments

The Norwegian Union Conference Executive Committee has voted to stop ordaining pastors, male and female. The following statement was issued on the union's website: 

The Executive Committee of the Norwegian Union voted on Sunday September 20, 2015 to discontinue the practice of ordaining pastors. The action means a change of a previously established practice, but is loyal to the vote in San Antonio this summer not to allow individual world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to make decisions regarding ordination of female pastors.

Jared Wright | Comments

A group of Adventists has created a website announcing the demise of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. "RIP GC: An Adventist Funeral," reads the banner atop the web page.

Jared Wright | Comments

In August, at the direction of the Adventist Forum Board, the organization that publishes Spectrum Magazine, Spectrum implemented a new commenting policy on a trial basis. The policy emphasized quality of commenting over quantity, and asked Spectrum readers to limit themselves to one comment per article, except in cases when authors responded directly to commenters. A 30-day trial period expired last week just before the Board's Fall meeting in Glendale, California. 

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