UCC Bans World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) Group Over Controversial “Statement of Harmony” Initiative

UCC Bans World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) Group Over Controversial “Statement of Harmony” Initiative

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – On December 4, 2018, the executive committee of the Upper Columbia Conference, covering portions of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, issued a statement banning a group known as World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) from holding events on any conference church, school, or property, and prohibiting the promotion of

At Year-End Meetings, TED Votes Statement to Support Women in Ministry and Leadership

At Year-End Meetings, TED Votes Statement to Support Women in Ministry and Leadership

BECICI, MONTENEGRO — Members of the Trans-European Division Executive Committee recently voted a four-point document aimed at supporting women who serve in roles of leadership and ministry. The vote came as a result of extensive discussion during TED Year End Meetings, 21–25 November in Bečići, Montenegro. It aims to deal with issues, global and lo

Community Pulls Together After Deadliest Fire in California’s History Burns Through Towns

Community Pulls Together After Deadliest Fire in California’s History Burns Through Towns

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — "I first saw the pictures of the church Friday afternoon as I was having my lunch," said Dan Martella, administrative pastor for the Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church in California, during a Nov. 12, 2018, Skype interview with the Fox 5 Washington, D.C. television station (WTTG/WDCA). Martella has been a pastor there—and a

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

Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Makes Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Makes Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is deeply saddened and troubled by the shooting that took place during Sabbath services at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, where 11 people lost their lives and four more were injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed, and to all our

Trust and the Body of Christ

Trust and the Body of Christ

As the Adventist Church faces an ongoing dispute about how to relate to differences in polity and organization, I think that the following questions are quite revealing, and are answered similarly by those on the right and left of the church: 1. Do you trust God? 2. Do you trust Christ? 3. Do you trust the body of Christ? Wait, you say, that third

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