7 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at GC Session
Thousands of Pastors Leave Austin Reignited for Service
CALLED conference wraps up with a call to let God lead.
Building, Exercising, and Drawing for Jesus
Pastors share three innovative ways to evangelize at the CALLED Convention.
From Fishbowls to Shark Tanks
Pastors find something for every taste at the CALLED convention.
5,500 Pastors and Their Families Descend on Austin
The North American Division hosts a four-day CALLED conference.
Praising God for Prophecy
One Adventist's Response to the Recent Papal Encyclical
Looking Back: Ted Wilson on the Last Five Years
Adventist Leaders Visit Site of Deadly Tsunami in Japan
We observed ADRA’s post-earthquake efforts and considered what role the church can play through disaster relief.
Between the Lines
Reaching Buddhists in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
God Has Your Phone Number
A Cracked Mirror for Mom — and for God
The first Mother’s Day present I bought my mother was a Hello Kitty pocket mirror.
San Antonio and Beyond
What heaven really values.
Escape From Saigon
An excerpt from Ralph S. Watts’ book recounting the Adventist experience in the final days of the Vietnam War.
The Cost of Discipleship
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the church’s prophetic voice
Angelina Jolie’s Cancer and Jesus Christ’s Calvary
A Lesson in Fatherhood From Tiger Woods
News commentary: The golf giant’s disqualification from a contest unravels the mystery of a father’s love.
Why Adventist Church Isn't Taking Side on Same-Sex Marriage Case
Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty
Religious Liberty is Losing
Ten Days of Prayer
As we enter a new year with Ten Days of Prayer, we asked 50 leading Adventists to share their prayers for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2015. Here is what they said.
Special Last Day of Prayer: Jan. 17
Carla Gober-Park and Guillermo E. Biaggi
Day Ten of Prayer: Jan. 16
Lisa M. Beardsley-Hardy, John Bradshaw, Brad Thorp, Mike Tucker, and Hyveth B. Williams
Day Nine of Prayer: Jan. 15
Heather J. Knight, Andrea Luxton, John McVay, Robert L. Robinson, and Ella Simmons
Day Eight of Prayer: Jan. 14
Stephen P. Bohr, Art V. Chadwick, Japhet J. De Oliveira, Carissa McSherry, and Paul Ratsara
Day Seven of Prayer: Jan. 13
Laurel Damsteegt, Dale E. Galusha, Kendra Haloviak Valentine, Kathryn Proffitt, and Rathinaraj John
Day Six of Prayer: Jan. 12
Natasha Nebblett, Raafat Kamal, Nancy Wilson, Albert Gulfan Jr., and Bruno Vertallier
Day Five of Prayer: Jan. 11
Myrna L. Hanna, Raymond Holmes, Erton Köhler, Jeffrey Kuhlman, and Ken Shaw
Day Four of Prayer: Jan. 10
George R. Knight, Vinita Sauder, David Shin, Homer Trecartin, and Ed Zinke
Day Three of Prayer: Jan. 9
Judy Aitken, Jack Blanco, Nerida Koolik, Jonathan Musvosvi, and Leslie N. Pollard.
Day Two of Prayer: Jan. 8
Audrey E. Andersson, Dan Augsburger, Doug Batchelor, Clifford Goldstein, and Daniel R. Jackson
Day One of Prayer: Jan. 7
Mark Finley, Richard H. Hart, Danielle Seban, Alden Thompson, and Ted N.C. Wilson
Transcript of the sermon that Ingo Sorke preached at Tabatha Azua’s baptism at Southwestern Adventist University.
Shall We Listen to Him?
Lessons from the Night the Stars Fell 181 Years Ago
Adventist Scholars Commemorate Gerhard F. Hasel
Leading Evangelicals join in acknowledging the impact of Hasel’s teaching and writing
Mars Hill Breakup: A Warning to Megastar Pastors
Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible
Many Church Choirs are Dying. Here’s Why
Deliverance From Dystopia
A web-exclusive commentary
The Adventist Church and the Hobby Lobby Decision
Updates from the International Conference on the Bible and Science
Adventists Asked to Follow Example of First Recycler, God
Educators call on Adventists to expand their sense of stewardship beyond tithe to include the environment.
‘God's Final Message and Your Role’
Transcript of President Ted N.C. Wilson’s closing speech at the International Conference on the Bible and Science.
‘Blessed Is That Teacher’
Transcript of Vice President Michael L. Ryan’s Sabbath sermon at the International Conference on the Bible and Science.
Wilson Urges All Adventists to Reaffirm Stance on Creation
The Adventist Church president’s comments come as educators at a Bible and science conference pledge to teach the biblical understandings of origins in their classrooms.
Adventist Schools Called to Become Global Scientific Leaders
Michael Ryan, a vice president of the Adventist world church, tells educators that the secret is to remain faithful like Moses and Daniel.
Neanderthals the Result of Biological Engineering?
A biologist ponders whether a riddle about so-called apemen can be explained by Ellen White.
Teachers Urged to Think Outside Evolutionary Box
Adventist scientists make appeal with crocodile dung, Ford cars, and a giant human footprint.
Grand Canyon Offers Adventist Teachers a Lesson on Creation
About 400 participants of the International Conference on the Bible and Science take a field trip.
‘God’s Authoritative Voice’
Transcript of President Ted N.C. Wilson’s keynote speech that opened the International Conference on the Bible and Science.
Wilson: No Room for Evolutionists in Adventist Schools
The Adventist Church leader makes a case for a young Earth as he opens a major Bible and science conference in Utah.
Why is God so Misunderstood?
A Voice to Reach the World
Adventist Review editor Bill Knott interviews Shawn and Jean Boonstra.
Updates from the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle
Adventist Leader Ted Wilson Makes Case for Vegetarianism
Wilson wraps up a weeklong health conference in Geneva with an appeal for attendees to resolutely practice what they teach.
Adventist Church Launches Breathe-Free 2, a New Stop-Smoking Program
Program creator Daniel Handysides says the key to helping smokers quit is personal relationships.
6.5 Notable Facts From the Geneva Health Conference
From a flurry of scientific data, we’ve chosen a few facts that we heard for the first time this week.
Adventist Vice President Impresses Health Conference With 50 Push-Ups
Delbert Baker joins Barack Obama’s former physician and other speakers in urging attendees to “walk the talk” after Geneva.
For Want of a T-Bone Steak the Biosphere Was Lost
News commentary: The smallest of actions, like choosing meat over a vegetarian diet, could change our environment forever.
Pan-American Health Organization Urges Adventists to Share Health Expertise
The appeal is made at the opening of the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle attended by 1,150 in Geneva.
1,150 Adventists Descend on Geneva for Major Health Conference
Organizers hope the event paves the way for the opening of community health centers in every Adventist church.
Adventist Church Overhauls U.S. Publishing Operations
With Goal of Repositioning Its Media, Adventist Church Overhauls North American Publishing Operations
Constituency meetings of Review and Herald and Pacific Press clear the way for the implementation of the biggest restructuring in Adventist publishing’s 153-year history.
Highlights of Restructuring Plan
Details of the restructuring plan approved on June 17 by the constituencies of Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA) and the Review and Herald Publishing Association (RHPA).
How Restructuring Plan Aligns With Ellen White’s Advice
5 Strengths of Each Publishing House
In recent months, Adventist leaders have weighed the benefits of basing the North American Division’s publishing operations at Pacific Press (PPPA) in Nampa, Idaho, or at Review and Herald (RHPA) in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Reflections on the TOSC Deliberations
May We Introduce: Michael Belina Czechowski
Prosperity Gospel: Deceptions and Dangers
The Steps Not Taken
Last Word: “Strength to Love”
Dr. Ella Simmons’ final thoughts about the historic Cape Town Summit
A Sign for All Seasons
United in Prayer
In God's Image: Summit on Human Sexuality
Read the daily reports from Cape Town, South Africa
Consistency and Caring Urged as Sexuality Summit Concludes
General Conference vice-president, education director, and seminary professors draw lessons from the Cape Town leadership conference.
Adventist Professor's Devotional Series Urges Appropriate Conversation About Sex
Cape Town Bulletin 7 — Reclaim 'spirituality of sexuality,' Nixon says
Landless Calls for Compassion, Regardless of Cause
Cape Town Bulletin #6 — Adventist Church's health leader surveys medical evidence on causes, incidence of homosexuality
Reality of Fallen World Calls for Nuance, Humility, Adventist Behavioral Scientist Says
Cape Town Bulletin #5
Panel Members Tell Moving Stories of Brokenness, Change
Cape Town Bulletin #4
Preserve Identity of Church, But Minister to Gay and Lesbian Community, Panelists at Adventist Sexuality Summit say
CAPE TOWN BULLETIN #3
At Sexuality Summit, Adventist Church President Reflects on ‘Human Brokenness’
Approach sin with ‘clarity and tact’ and faithfulness to biblical truth, Wilson says
“In God’s Image” Summit on Sexuality Opens in Cape Town
Cape Town Bulletin #1
Springtime in the Soul
Tagged and Tainted
Watching Your Language
"Downton Abbey" and the Modern Age
What are we really watching?
My Take on GYC
A pastoral reflection
Racism and Health in North America
An Urgent Prophetic Calling
A message from the General Conference president
A Story of Reconciliation at the Hospital Named for Ellen White
The Jews of Adventism
Growing in number, ancient and modern sabbatarian faiths connect.
Mark A. Kellner reports from the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea
Concluding Thoughts from Ecumenism’s Summit
The final statements have yet to be released, and the last press conference hasn’t been held, but the end of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is in sight, and some conclusions can perhaps be drawn.
At WCC, Ecumenism Encounters Evangelism
The WCC unveiled its first statement on evangelism in over 30 years, “Together towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes,” at a plenary session.
Russian Orthodox Leader Defends Persecuted Christians, Slams Moral Laxity in WCC Talk
Bucking a trend of skirting controversial issues here, a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church declared "Christians are the most persecuted religious community on the planet."
Archbishop of Canterbury
The leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, the Most. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, told reporters at the World Council of Churches that he hopes for global Christian unity, but as a move of the Holy Spirit, and not through human efforts.
World Council’s Prophetic Voice is Sometimes a Whisper, Leader Says
Moderator says protests stem from misunderstanding
World Council of Churches Opens 10th Assembly
“God of life, lead us to justice and peace,” is the slogan for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches.
Route to Roots
Tracking Adventist Pioneers
Annual Council 2013
A special report
First Phase of Comprehensive Health Ministry Will Promote Future Work
In blended focus, congregations urged to offer “gift of health”
Annual Council Delegates Review Suggested Wording Changes to 28 Fundamental Beliefs
Clearer, updated language would be up for vote at 2015 GC Session; no more ‘fruitage,’ just ‘fruit’
Adventist Church Website Redesign Unveiled
Leaders hope unified look will strengthen brand
Adventist Treasurer Makes Case for Inclusion of Young Adults
‘Leave Young People a Seat at the Table of Decision-Making,’ Lemon says
Adventist Evangelism Gets Boost From ‘Creation’ Film, Departmental Plans
27-minute video should be shown in all congregations, Wilson says
Portrait of a Delegate: Stefan Giuliani
He’s a 22-year-old university student from Graz, Austria, the country’s second largest city and a 120-mile drive south and west of Vienna.
Creative Outreach Projects Highlighted at Council on Evangelism and Witness
Health food store ministeriing to hundreds, safety conversations with neighbors
Ten Years on, Adventist Church’s Hope Channel Claims Global Victories
New Philippines channel launched during Annual Council report
Adventist Church Global Membership Nears 18 Million, with 1.1 Million Baptisms in 2012
Ng and team identify trends, reasons for growth or decline in Annual Council report
The unlikely Annual Council “honorary delegate” smiles across the conference room table, darting his eyes around, waving his hands for emphasis, and . . . cooing.
Consistent, Expressive Faith Called For in Annual Council Messages
1888 Message recalled; Wilson emphasizes communication of Gospel
Management Expert Hamel Exhorts Adventist Leaders to Encourage Innovation
World’s leading business thinker among those presenting at GC’s LEAD sessions
Mission to the Cities
A special report
Statement Due on ‘Mission to the Cities’
World church leaders promise action as conference concludes
In Sermon, in Demonstration, Seventh-day Adventists Urged Toward Urban Ministry
Wilson: ‘It’s time to reach the millions’ in the cities
Statistics Reveal Massive Adventist Missions Challenge, Leaders Say
There’s substantial church impact in many lands, but ‘10/40 Window’ remains unreached
International Urban Mission Conference Sermon
‘Enter Cities’ for Mission, Ng Urges at Urban Mission Conference Opening
Necessity of urban work clear from need, Ellen White’s counsel
Follow the Revelation Voyage
With Bill Knott and Claude Richli
Today, I leave Turkey, one of my favorite countries in the world. I love this country because of the friendliness of its people, its rich cultural heritage, its gorgeous (and healthy food), and because it is the land where so much of Paul and of John’s ministry took place.
Sabbath Just Outside of Ephesus
The Sabbath hours began with a gorgeous sunset over the bay of Kusadasi, where we stay in a hotel overlooking the harbor. Truly, this is to be a special Sabbath to cap an extraordinary week of discoveries in the sun and the surf, following the footsteps of the apostles.
Back on Terra Firma (dry land), and on to Ephesus
We spent the night in a secluded cove, between the Greek island of Samos and mainland Turkey. The channel at this spot is only about one mile wide.
Miletus and Priene
The sun is setting over the Aegean Sea, bringing another wonderful day to a close, a day rich in discoveries.
Five hours of sailing including a break in a secluded bay for breakfast bring us back to the Turkish mainland for a visit to the ancient city of Didyma.
The name of this insignificant Greek island may be short. But is also memorable, and for good reason.
Adventists are a Hardy Bunch
Twenty three of the 34 participants are over 65! Considering that this cruise is an adventure by sea and land, by ship and by bike, I can’t but admire the courage and stamina of our participants, especially our older ones.
Off to sea we go! We cross from Bodrum in Turkey to the first Greek Island, Kos.
Sabbath by the Sea
Thirty four participants from the United States, Canada and Zimbabwe converged on Bodrum, on the shore of the Aegean Sea near Izmir, ancient Smyrna, to begin the Adventist Review Revelation Cruise 2013.
Infidelity In Disguise
Making the plain obscure
“Tell ‘Em About the Dream”
50 Years after the March on Washington