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

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