Stories & Commentaries

About Stories & Commentaries

From time to time, the North American Division shares commentaries on issues and/or events important to Adventists in this division. We also publish stories, which sometimes include interviews and features, to inspire our leaders and members.

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Wall Street Journal College Guide Ranks La Sierra University No. 1 in Nation for Diversity

For the second year, La Sierra University has placed No. 1 in the nation for the diversity of its campus in the second annual college rankings guide released Sept. 26, 2017, by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and its partner company, Times Higher Education (THE).

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Downloadable Short Film Available to Celebrate Creation Sabbath

The Geoscience Research Institute and The John 10:10 Project are pleased to announced the release of “The Hole,” a 5-minute film that goes straight to the heart of the Gospel.

Statements on Las Vegas, Nevada, Mass Shooting

Oct. 2, 2017, Columbia, Md.: The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is deeply saddened and troubled by the shooting that took place early in the morning on October 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured.

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In Churches Across North America, "A Pale Horse Rides" to Explore the Reformation's 500th Anniversary

Trust in organized religion has declined significantly in recent years. In fact, the Pew Research Center recently released a report revealing that the Christian share of the population fell eight percent between 2007 and 2014.

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The Fragrance of Our Gracious God

We’d never miss the Armistice Day Parade. My dad would take us out of school, the only time of the year, and drive us to downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We’d go to the center of town and the people — the national armies — would march on and on.

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Assistant Director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries Provides Support for Hurricane Victims

Chaplain Washington Johnson II, Commander, Deputy Chaplain of the United States Coast Guard for Reserve Matters, answered the call to duty to support victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Christian Record Services, Inc. Announces New VP for Finance

Christian Record Services, Inc. (dba Christian Record Services for the Blind and National Camps for Blind Children) is pleased to welcome Lonnie Kreiter as the organization’s vice president for finance.

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Andrews University Student's Film Nominated for an Oscar

Sept. 20, 2017, Berrien Springs, Michigan — Nina Vallado’s film “Sisterly” was recently selected as one of just seven finalists from more than 1,600 documentary film entries for the 2017 Student Academy Awards.

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Lake Union Conference Elects Maurice R. Valentine as New President

Sept. 21, 2017, Berrien Springs, Michigan – Maurice R. Valentine II, was elected as president of the Lake Union Conference during today’s special executive committee session.

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Memorial Service Set for Charles Teel, Jr., Beloved La Sierra University Professor

Charles Teel, Jr., beloved La Sierra University professor of religion and society, social justice crusader, and missions advocate, died on Sept. 1, 2017, at age 78 after a brief battle with West Nile Virus. He was just two months into his retirement.