October 17, 2019 Jesus and Politics,  Pre-Opening Address

October 17, 2019 Jesus and Politics, Pre-Opening Address

  Introduction Attorney James Standish began his address by warning the audience that his presentation may be considered too controversial for some Adventists but he continued by proposing that Christianity as a faith cannot be simply lived out as “private piety” but that it must impact our the public square.   Standish then pointed out t

October 12, 2019 Annual Council Report (Sabbath Sermon)

October 12, 2019 Annual Council Report (Sabbath Sermon)

Ted N. C. Wilson, General Conference President, spoke for the divine service. He noted that October 12 is pastor’s appreciation day and encouraged people to appreciate their pastors. Then he read Ephesians 2:8-10: “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should

October 12, 2019 Annual Council Report (Sabbath School)

October 12, 2019 Annual Council Report (Sabbath School)

Soraya Homayouni offered the opening prayer. Ramon Canals, GC Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, welcomed the attendees to the Sabbath School, reminding them that God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Reconciler of all life, of family relationships, and of the Church as Head of the body. He encouraged the audience to regard the Sabb

October 11, 2019 Annual Council Report

October 11, 2019 Annual Council Report

Worship: Hymn 212 – Tis Almost Time for the Lord to Come; Hymn 366 – O Where Are the Reapers; Handout – Hold Out Your Light Guillermo “Billy” Biaggi, vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, spoke briefly about the gatekeepers of 1 Chronicles 26, noting their leadership role in biblical times: they were assigned the treasures of the hous

October 17-19, 2019 Jesus and Politics Conference, Andrews University

October 17-19, 2019 Jesus and Politics Conference, Andrews University

On October 17-19, Andrews University will host a conference entitled Jesus and Politics: Christians, Liberty, and Justice Today, “featuring experts in church history, theology and activism, seeking to translate biblical teachings to our day through careful study, thought, and dialogue.” The following is an interview with Dr. Nicholas Miller, profes

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

We settled into the soft velvet covered seats in DC’s E Street Cinema, just around the corner from Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln assassination fame. We were here to view One Child Nation, a documentary about the China one-child policy. We may be a little more interested than most because our son was born in China and we adopted him a year ago. He was b

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performs first pediatric robotic fundoplication in Inland Empire

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performs first pediatric robotic fundoplication in Inland Empire

  Loma Linda, CA, August 19, 2019 — Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performed a robotic-assisted Nissen fundoplication surgery in July on a young patient, ridding him of lifelong painful reflux issues and further extending the hospital’s use of robotic surgery for children.   Edward P. Tagge, MD, pediatric surgeon at LLU Childre

Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda and Board Chairman for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Uganda, Daniel Matte, applauded the leadership of General Yoweri Museveni, president of the Republic of Uganda, for opening the borders of Uganda to those who have fled into the country. Matte was speaking at a ceremo

“Room for Women” — Refugee and migrant girls and women share their stories in ADRA’s new publication

“Room for Women” — Refugee and migrant girls and women share their stories in ADRA’s new publication

ADRA`s publication “Room for Women” is a place where voices of refugee and migrant girls and women are heard. Today we join with ADRA in commemorating World Refugee Day. The number of people fleeing their home around the world is increasing every year, leaving them without home, security or ways to meet their basic needs. Girls and women among them

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

  Twenty-one months after the Ephesus Adventist Church on St. Maarten was destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the church opened its doors to members and friends for a special celebration on June 2, 2019. More than 300 members were seated in the newly refurbished church building for the rededication service, which was led by Pastor Desmond