by Dorcas Daboni | 21 May 2019 | As I placed my empty potluck dish into my bag, my coworker mentioned that my boyfriend must be a lucky man. I reluctantly admitted that I was unattached. Immediately I was surrounded with other nurses giving me advice on dating, and relationships in general. I chuckle to […]

21 May 2019 | Wayne Arthur Silsbee, 62, turned himself in to Oregon authorities on May 10 after 23 years of eluding law enforcement. He allegedly abused several children in the 1990s. According to true crime website Oxygen, Silsbee is believed to have been an “active member of the Adventist Church” per an FBI “Wanted” […]

This is a tool for you to use if you lead a Sabbath School (SS) class or small group. It is keyed to the Bible texts used in the current week’s Adult SS Lesson and includes a brief story from current news you can use to introduce the discussion and then a series of discussion […]

By W. Milton Adams | 15 May 2019 | Urban cultures are influenced by a developing global, web-based culture which rejects traditional institutions and demands decentralization of authority. Individuals are inclined to find a direct path to what they want and traditional structures are often perceived as obstacles. Therefore, the church, as a result of […]

by Stephen Ferguson | 20 May 2019 | I have just finished reading the 128-page Theology of Ordination Study Committee Report (TOSC Report) – better late than never. I am naturally inclined towards supporting women’s ordination (WO) and mostly agreed with those arguments. However, I surprisingly found the anti-WO position was not entirely without merit.[1] […]

19 May 2019 | As he was executed by the state of Tennessee on Thursday, Adventist Elder Don Johnson sang the Christian chorus “Soon and Very Soon.” As he sang about “no more dying there” and about redemption and love, the inmate was killed by lethal injection. “After his voice stopped, Johnson’s mouth opened wide, […]

Chapter Seventeen Ellen White and the End Times Almost 20 years ago Donald Casebolt in Spectrum challenged Ellen  White’s interpretations of biblical prophecy. He wrote, “Early Adventist  leaders were convinced that a great many of the end-time prophecies were being fulfilled very rapidly. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, the Dark Day of 1780, the  captivity […]

Dear Editor: The 13 May 2019 Adventist Today web article “On Evangelism,” (Loren Seibold and Monte Sahlin) is an accurate account of how many of us who have experience in a parish view visiting evangelists. Our conclusions in such matters have been formed by what we have seen. Many who have served in parish ministry […]

14 May 2019 | Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has denied the clemency request of an Adventist elder scheduled to be executed in the state this Thursday, May 16. “After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnson‘s request for clemency, and after a thorough review of the case, I am upholding the sentence of the […]

By Tysan, 15 May 2019 | The Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of Tanzania, spoke on Sabbath (11 May) at the Magomeni Seventh-day Adventist Church during a 100th Anniversary celebration for the denomination’s Family Ministries Department. “My visit to worship with you in an Adventist church is proof that our government will continue cooperation with […]

by Benjamin Baker | 15 May 2019 | The tragic murder of Ermias Joseph Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle, on March 31 of this year sent shockwaves through the hip hop, African American, and African diaspora communities, as well as Nipsey’s hometown of Los Angeles, California. Nipsey had gained some renown as a gangster […]

15 May 2019 | A Forbes online article recently looked at a different aspect of life for Adventists in their 80s, 90s and beyond that live in Loma Linda, California. Adventists of advanced age that live in this community are often profiled for their health habits as they live in one of five Blue Zones […]

News reports from France, Loma Linda University, Germany and Switzerland. Adventist theologians from across Europe gathered on the campus of the Adventist University of France in Collonges on the Swiss border from April 24-28. More than 50 participants spent four days in lectures, reflections and discussions on the theme of pastoral ministry and church leadership. […]

Now is the time to register for the inaugural AT1 gathering which takes place in less than five months. Regular registration ends on June 30. AT1 (pronounced “At One”) is a brand new camp meeting-style gathering for the Adventist community organized by the Adventist Today publication. Our theme is “Christ Challenges Culture.” AT1 will call […]

by Elle Berry | 16 May 2019 | I’m not sure if you have heard—but chivalry is dead. Or at least this is an often-voiced concern I hear from certain quadrants of the populace, perhaps as a distressed pushback to the alleged feminist agenda. So far as I understand the matter, there is a mounting […]