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

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

An Invitation to Uplift Jesus (A Statement from the General Conference Executive Leadership and Division Presidents)

An Invitation to Uplift Jesus (A Statement from the General Conference Executive Leadership and Division Presidents)

To honor and exalt Jesus is the foundational commitment of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and undergirds its prophetic message expressed in the 28 Fundamental Beliefs. Salvation by Faith alone leading to a life of discipleship to Jesus is the goal of our mission. As we proclaim the three angels’ messages let us make sure that Christ stands at the

Adventist Teen and Shooting Survivor, Samantha Grady, Decides Not to Participate in Weekend Demonstrations

Adventist Teen and Shooting Survivor, Samantha Grady, Decides Not to Participate in Weekend Demonstrations

On March 24, 2018, as many as 800,000 protesters* attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. Others attended large sibling rallies in cities such as New York, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, and Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed during a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School

Fifteen Seventh-day Adventist Church Members Die After Lightning Hits Rwanda Congregation During Sabbath Worship

Fifteen Seventh-day Adventist Church Members Die After Lightning Hits Rwanda Congregation During Sabbath Worship

Lighting struck a Rwandan Seventh-day Adventist congregation during Sabbath worship on March 10, killing 15 members. More than 130 others attending services at the Gihemvu Seventh-day Adventist Church were taken to an area hospital and other health centers. Some of those treated have since been released. Church leaders and government officials, inc