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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The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, Daniel R. Jackson, issued the following statement on June 18, 2015 in response to shooting death of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South, Carolina:

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Thailand's Royal Princess Hands Degrees to Grads at Adventist University. Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali presented certificates to successful candidates at Asia-Pacific International Adventist University in Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand for completing programs in Business, Accounting, Bioscience, Computer Information Systems, Education, Religious Education, Nursing, English, Master of Education and Master of Business Administration.  Princess Soamsawali has been present at every graduation ceremony for the last five years.

Jared Wright | Comments

Julie Mesa, a nurse, and a mother, who called mothering “the best job of my life...a hard job but a wonderful, rewarding job,” said that she came to her understanding of women’s ordination through her study “God’s word and the Spirit of Prophecy.” Mesa was the third presenter in the Bakersfield, California "Crisis Ahead" women's ordination symposium organized by Pastor Stephen Bohr's Secrets Unsealed Ministry.

Jared Wright | Comments

Pastor Stephen Bohr, Director of the independent Secrets Unsealed media ministry, was the second speaker to present the case for male headship at the "Crisis Ahead" women's ordination symposium in Bakersfield, California. He provided a long list of points, constructed from snippets of Bible texts and passages of Ellen White's writings, which, he argued, demonstrated conclusively that God appointed men to be spiritual heads and women to be spiritually subordinate.









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