Book Recaps Adventism’s African-American Triumphs and Tragedies

Book Recaps Adventism’s African-American Triumphs and Tragedies

“It is impossible to be truly affected by the redemptive aspects of scripture and not long for social as well as spiritual freedom” (pg. 226). This, you could say, was the lived drama that Calvin Rock sought to explore, and what an exploration it was. Dr. Rock is no stranger to the Seventh-day Adventist church’s roster of leaders. In fact, his dedi

ADRA Assists Families Affected by the Recent Volcano Eruptions in Guatemala

ADRA Assists Families Affected by the Recent Volcano Eruptions in Guatemala

ESCUINTA, GUATEMALA — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Guatemala, with the help of its church member volunteers, continues to distribute water and food to families displaced by the deadly volcano eruptions in the south central region of Guatemala.  The Volcano of Fire began spewing lava and ash on June 3, covering villages, lea

In St. Thomas, Services Resume in Adventist Church Building Damaged by Hurricane Irma

In St. Thomas, Services Resume in Adventist Church Building Damaged by Hurricane Irma

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands — Eight months after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Philadelphia Adventist Church building in St. Thomas, worshipers returned for services in the lower level of the church on Sabbath, May 19, 2018. Since the category-5 storm hit last September, the 1,400-member Philadelphia church merged with Shiloh Adventist Chu

2 Russian Projects Among Recipients of $415,000 in Mission Spending

2 Russian Projects Among Recipients of $415,000 in Mission Spending

Adventist Mission will extend nearly U.S.$415,000 in grants to open two health-oriented community centers in Russia, fund 111 Global Mission pioneers, and provide much-needed assistance to an orphanage in Madagascar built by a previous Thirteenth Sabbath Offering. The Seventh-day Adventist world church’s Mission Board Strategy and Funding Committee

Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

Top leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Japan were shocked when Masumi Shimada, president of the Japan Union Conference, told them in 2016 that the church’s world headquarters had asked them to hold nationwide evangelistic meetings in two years. The leaders looked at one another and asked, “Why us?” Surprise gave way to fear as leaders c

10-Year-Old’s Honey Project Raises $A2,800 for ADRA’s Malawi Beekeeper Project

10-Year-Old’s Honey Project Raises $A2,800 for ADRA’s Malawi Beekeeper Project

https://vimeo.com/269142745 An Adventist 10-year-old from the Gold Coast in Australia has raised more than $A2800 in under a week for an international ADRA project.   Finn Tolhurst, son of Adventist filmmaker Pastor Wes Tolhurst and grandson of the late Pastor Athal Tolhurst, recently started keeping bees, and decided to start a campaign to au

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