A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

In my late teens I joined a conservative Adventist ministry, where over the next decade I experienced—along with many blessings—spiritual, sexual, and psychological abuse. The directors of the ministry held very strict rules about dress, diet, and lifestyle—spoken and unspoken. For instance, the spoken rules required women to wear long dresses at a

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

Dedication of a new Adventist hospital in the U.S. state of Maryland

Dedication of a new Adventist hospital in the U.S. state of Maryland

  Thursday, August 8, marked a momentous occasion that has been more than a decade in the making. The doors of Adventist Health Care’s brand-new White Oak Medical Center(WOMC) were opened. Special guests, including Seventh-day Adventist World Church president Ted N.C. Wilson, filled the lobby for the long-anticipated dedication ceremony. Erik

Amidst Ebola Outbreak, ADRA Works to Ensure Malnourished Children Are Fed

Amidst Ebola Outbreak, ADRA Works to Ensure Malnourished Children Are Fed

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1984. During that time, the team has responded to the Ebola virus that has struck the country ten times. The most recent outbreak, which began in August 2018, has reportedly b

First Class of Medical Graduates from the Adventist University in the Philippines Make History

First Class of Medical Graduates from the Adventist University in the Philippines Make History

“Dear Prima Lux, pioneer class of 2019, the Department of Education in the General Conference Headquarters is proud of you!” said Adventist Church education director Lisa Beardsley-Hardy. “AUP stands tall among the 115 universities and colleges that belong to the Seventh-day Adventist system around the world. And from those, only six have a medical

Loma Linda University School of Medicine Announces Tamara Thomas as New Dean

Loma Linda University School of Medicine Announces Tamara Thomas as New Dean

LOMA LINDA, CA – June 26, 2019 – The Loma Linda University Health Board of Trustees has appointed Tamara Thomas, MD, to serve as executive vice president for Medical Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine effective July 1. Thomas, an emergency medicine physician, has served as the school’s vice dean for academic affairs since 2011.   Thoma