Leaked: Satan’s Diabolical Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Leaked: Satan’s Diabolical Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

I have roughly about 3600 words to share this diabolical plot. That isn’t a lot. As I write this urgent message, our church is at a crossroads. With controversy surrounding the last General Conference session and Annual Council, the church appears to be on the verge of an inevitable split. Something ominous this way comes. I am reminded of Paul Rev

ADRA Connections Offers Service Scholarships to Young Adults to Volunteer Overseas

ADRA Connections Offers Service Scholarships to Young Adults to Volunteer Overseas

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)’s global volunteer program ADRA Connections is launching a new service scholarship that will allow thousands of young people in the U.S. to be more active through volunteerism and become agents of change to contribute to the development of communities abroad. We want to ch

After Discussion, Prayer, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Writing Committee Presents NAD Response to Recent GC Voted Document

After Discussion, Prayer, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Writing Committee Presents NAD Response to Recent GC Voted Document

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — On Nov. 4, 2018, the morning business session of the North American Division Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM) was devoted to a discussion on the voted General Conference (GC) document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions.” The GC Executive Committee, at its A

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 6a: Intercalations)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 6a: Intercalations)

Intercalations The term “intercalation” refers both to the writing technique by which an author inserts a story within another story, and the bracketed story itself. “Intercalation” is used interchangeably with “sandwich,” “interpolation,” and “interposition,” though scholars argue in favor of one or another for a more nuanced definition. An interc

At Year-End Meeting, Motion Accepted for North American Division to Discuss Financial Parity with General Conference

At Year-End Meeting, Motion Accepted for North American Division to Discuss Financial Parity with General Conference

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — After the afternoon reports from Christian Record Services, Inc., North American Division (NAD) media ministries, and Oakwood University at the NAD Year-End Meeting on Nov. 5, 2018, Daniel R. Jackson, NAD president, opened the floor for a discussion on finances. The first person to the microphone was Terry Shaw, president/CEO o

Adventist Church Helps Secure Asylum Status for Iranian Student in the U.S.

Adventist Church Helps Secure Asylum Status for Iranian Student in the U.S.

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — An asylum claim submitted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church on behalf of an Iranian student who converted to Adventism in the United States was recently granted, ending a four-year process. "It's important for members to know the Church takes issues of religious discrimination seriously,” said Todd McFarland, associate genera

Worshipping Our Stomachs?

Worshipping Our Stomachs?

In January 2018 French shoppers at a popular grocery store chain were engaged in conflict over a popular food item. Okay, I may be understating what actually happened; they got into fistfights over it! No, I’m not making this up. It actually happened, not over fruit or vegetables, but over a dessert item! Kim Willsher, writing in The Guardian, desc