Judge Upholds Ban on Same-sex Marriage in Louisiana

Judge Upholds Ban on Same-sex Marriage in Louisiana

In the wake of the United States v. Windsor case where the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, there have been “21 consecutive federal court decisions finding that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional.”  Breaking with this trend, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman upheld Louisiana’s ban on s

Adventist Theological Seminary on Headship

Adventist Theological Seminary on Headship

The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, the church’s flagship theological training institution, has posted on its website a statement entitled “On the Unique Headship of Christ in the Church.” This seven-page document rejects the idea that “any human can rightly assume a headship role within the church.” The document lacks any detailed info

LA City Files a Lawsuit Against Glendale Adventist Hospital

LA City Files a Lawsuit Against Glendale Adventist Hospital

The Glendale Adventist hospital has been sued by the City of Los Angeles for "dumping mentally ill and disabled homeless patients on L.A.'s skid row over the last four years.”  The hospital is accused of having “improperly transported elderly and dependent patients to the downtown Los Angeles neighborhood, a 50-block area 'known for extreme poverty

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

In service, sickness or death, Dr. Kent Brantly wanted to “glorify God,” he said in a statement upon his release from the Emory University Hospital after surviving the deadly Ebola virus. Despite contracting a potentially fatal disease, he saw his work as a “calling from God.” While some questioned and ridiculed his missionary work as narcissistic,

The Right Hand of the Gospel

The Right Hand of the Gospel

As the world becomes more secular, the work of medical evangelism is proving to be an effective means of reaching this post-postmodern generation. Recently, over 500 Seventh-day Adventist health professionals and volunteers conducted a 3-day medical and dental clinic in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Over 3000 residents of the Bay Area received FRE

The Unfulfilled Vision of Bishop Tony Palmer

The Unfulfilled Vision of Bishop Tony Palmer

The Boston Globe published today an article detailing the mission of late Bishop Tony Palmer.  Besides his recorded video of Pope Francis sharing a message with some evangelical leaders, Bishop Palmer was on a Catholic Church broader mission of reconciling Protestants with Rome. At one time Palmer wanted to convert to Catholicism, but then in a sur

Friendship: A New Form of Ecumenical Alignment

Friendship: A New Form of Ecumenical Alignment

In recent months, Pope Francis has stepped up his meetings with various Protestant leaders.  Yesterday, he met Pentecostal pastor Giovanni Traettino of Southern Italy, and last month he was unofficially meeting a delegation of US Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic leaders. Ditching the official and mainstream type of meetings, the pope seems

FRONTLINE on “Secrets of the Vatican”

FRONTLINE on “Secrets of the Vatican”

From homosexuality to pedophiles and corruption within the Vatican bank, can Pope Francis succeed where every one of his predecessors has failed—reforming the Roman Curia? Kudos to this FRONTLINE documentary, “Secrets of the Vatican,” that sheds some light on the scandals that led to the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Ellen G. White min