NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

An evangelical Christian university received a bracing dose of postmodern reality June 15 when the Supreme Court of Canada sided with regional law societies who objected to a proposed law school for Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.   In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court said Trinity’s “community covenant,” an agreement

ADRA Assists Families Affected by the Recent Volcano Eruptions in Guatemala

ADRA Assists Families Affected by the Recent Volcano Eruptions in Guatemala

ESCUINTA, GUATEMALA — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Guatemala, with the help of its church member volunteers, continues to distribute water and food to families displaced by the deadly volcano eruptions in the south central region of Guatemala.  The Volcano of Fire began spewing lava and ash on June 3, covering villages, lea

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

2 Russian Projects Among Recipients of $415,000 in Mission Spending

2 Russian Projects Among Recipients of $415,000 in Mission Spending

Adventist Mission will extend nearly U.S.$415,000 in grants to open two health-oriented community centers in Russia, fund 111 Global Mission pioneers, and provide much-needed assistance to an orphanage in Madagascar built by a previous Thirteenth Sabbath Offering. The Seventh-day Adventist world church’s Mission Board Strategy and Funding Committee

Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

Top leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Japan were shocked when Masumi Shimada, president of the Japan Union Conference, told them in 2016 that the church’s world headquarters had asked them to hold nationwide evangelistic meetings in two years. The leaders looked at one another and asked, “Why us?” Surprise gave way to fear as leaders c