Oakwood University Gets High Marks

Oakwood University Gets High Marks

Oakwood University, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary school in Huntsville, Alabama, that serves the African-American community, is the eighth-best of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, according to the ratings website BestColleges.com.   The term “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” refers to schools organized be

Young Adult Adventists Bring SALT, Light to Orlando’s Homeless

Young Adult Adventists Bring SALT, Light to Orlando’s Homeless

ORLANDO, Florida — A 30-year-old Seventh-day Adventist has organized a group of young believers reaching out to homeless people and families in this central Florida resort mecca.     Eric Camarillo, a first-generation believer who says the persuasive arguments of Adventist friends convinced him of the church’s message, is a human resource

NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

An evangelical Christian university received a bracing dose of postmodern reality June 15 when the Supreme Court of Canada sided with regional law societies who objected to a proposed law school for Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.   In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court said Trinity’s “community covenant,” an agreement

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Free Exercise Victory in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling That Everyone Should Applaud

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Free Exercise Victory in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling That Everyone Should Applaud

Hours after the Supreme Court of the United States released a 7-2 opinion in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, it's difficult to assess how every aspect of the ruling will shake out.   But there is, I believe, a religious liberty dimension in the ruling that folks on both sides of the case should applaud–eve

Unanswered Questions Follow South African University’s Ratsara Vindication

Unanswered Questions Follow South African University’s Ratsara Vindication

New questions surrounding the preparation and authorship of a doctoral thesis by Paul Ratsara, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who served for 11 years as president of the denomination’s Southern Africa—Indian Ocean Division before resigning in 2016, have been raised by the publication of a May 16, 2018, statement from a University of South Africa (U

Paul Ratsara Exonerated in Doctoral ‘Ghost Writing’ Accusation; University of South Africa Confirms Degree

Paul Ratsara Exonerated in Doctoral ‘Ghost Writing’ Accusation; University of South Africa Confirms Degree

Paul Ratsara, a longtime Seventh-day Adventist pastor who served as president of the world church’s Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) for 11 years, has been told his 2014 Doctor of Theology degree from the University of South Africa “is in good standing." The news comes after an independent, “intensive investigation” commissioned by the U

Millennial Adventists Who Identify as ‘Liberal’ Reject ‘Traditional’ Evangelistic Series Messaging, Survey Says

Millennial Adventists Who Identify as ‘Liberal’ Reject ‘Traditional’ Evangelistic Series Messaging, Survey Says

Young adult Seventh-day Adventists – whose place in the 18-to-34 age group is typically referred to as the millennial generation – aren't much interested in traditional Adventist evangelistic lecture themes, a new survey revealed April 19.   Only 21 percent of millennials who identified themselves as theologically "liberal" agreed with the sta