Last fall, during the North American Division 2017 Year-End Meeting, a group of church leaders gathered in a conference room for a lunchtime meet and greet. A conference president, three college presidents, several ministry leaders, and a few church officers — all women — gathered to reflect, share, pray, and praise God. They also shared advice they'd give to their younger selves.
About four years ago Jiří Moskala, Ph.D., dean of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, talked with Dale Galusha, president of Pacific Press Publishing Association about last generation theology and concluded that there had never been a definitive work on this topic. Moskala began assembling a group of scholars in various areas of theological disciplines. Recently, Moskala, co-editor of God’s Character and the Last Generation, talked about this important new book in an interview with Galusha.
While many of us have prepared for a variety of crises, there are some things local conference ACS DR leaders can do now to ensure readiness if a mass shooting should take place in your area.
On the evening of March 15, La Sierra University’s Wind Ensemble led by conductor Giovanni Santos walked onto one of the world’s most eminent stages where many of music’s greatest talents have dazzled audiences with their skill. The ensemble of more than 40 La Sierra musicians made their debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall performing published pieces as well as new works written by Santos, adjunct music professor and Emmy-winner Gary Kuo, and tenor Anthony Léon, an award-winning music major at La Sierra.
On Friday, March 30, 2018, Mykhaylo M. Malakhov, a sophomore mathematics major and J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar at Andrews University, was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
Third “Is This Thing On?” Conversation with Young Adults and Adventist Church leaders in North America Held at Walla Walla University
NAD leaders engaged in conversation with college students on May 12, 2018, during the third “Is This Thing On?” video live stream. The two-hour broadcast took place on the campus of Walla Walla University, where more than 200 gathered in the Winter Educational Complex to ask questions on many topics. Thousands more watched online.
It is with great sadness that La Sierra University shares the news that Dr. V. Bailey Gillespie, 75, passed to his rest on Monday, May 7, 2018. Gillespie, tireless in his efforts to help the Adventist Church reach young people for Christ and support their faith development, spearheaded the Valuegenesis research project.
Rex Bell, an Adventist pastor, was recognized on May 1, 2018, for “many years of extraordinary work and dedication to the City of Brighton” throughout the two terms he served as city councilman.
Reaching Millennial Generations: Ministry Leaders from Around the World Gather at Andrews University
On April 12–14, 2018, the Global Mission Center for Secular and Postmodern Studies (CSPS), in partnership with the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, hosted the Reaching Millennial Generations conference. More than 200 individuals from every division in the world, including the Trans-European, Inter-European, South Pacific and South American Divisions journeyed to Berrien Springs for the event.
Oakwood University was announced as a national finalist for Partner of the Year. Partnership For A Healthier America also extended national recognition to Oakwood for its Healthy Campus 2020 campus wellness initiative with the presentation of the Partnership For A Healthier American's Crystal Apple award in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 3, 2018.