2018 NAD Teachers Convention in Chicago Includes 950 Teachers from the Pacific Union

The 2018 NAD Teachers Convention took place August 5-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, offering Adventist teachers and educators from across the North American Division the opportunity to come together for inspiration, instruction, networking, and professional development. The expected attendance of nearly 6,000 included more than 950 teachers and administrators from the Pacific Union. The theme for the 2018 event was "Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence" and featured a rich and diverse mix of general sessions, worship experiences, concerts, workshops, networking opportunities, and exhibits. Dr. Berit von Pohle, Pacific Union Conference Director of Education, spoke [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|

Alto a las detenciones infantiles

Pastor Ricardo B. Graham «Dejad que los niños vengan a mi», dijo Jesús, «porque de ellos es el reino de los cielos». Pero, aparentemente, los niños no son más bienvenidos en los Estados Unidos. Los Adventistas del Séptimo Día consideran cuidar y proteger a los niños como una encomienda sagrada. Todos los americanos, y particularmente la gente religiosa, deben de elevar sus voces para condenar la demonización de esas familias inmigrantes como criminales. Muchos están huyendo de la violencia y procurando legalmente la condición de refugiados. Jesucristo declaró que  la manera como tratamos a quienes [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|

Stop Child Detentions

Pastor Ricardo B. Graham “Suffer the little children to come unto me,” said Jesus, “for of such is the kingdom of God.” But apparently, the little children are no longer welcome in the United States. Seventh-day Adventists regard the nurture and protection of children as a sacred trust. All Americans, and particularly people of faith, must raise their voices to condemn the demonization of these immigrant families as criminals. Many are fleeing violence and lawfully seeking refugee status. Jesus Christ declared that the way we treat those we regard as “the least of these” is [...]

By |June 16th, 2018|

Walla Walla University Condemns Racism in Statement, Investigates Social Media Incident

President John McVay addresses racial issues during campus-wide assembly. On March 27, 2018, Walla Walla University administrators and officials met to discuss the ongoing investigation of reports that a small group of Walla Walla University students distributed photos of themselves in blackface on social media. In a same-day statement published online, the university condemned racism, saying that it "takes seriously our mission to value all people and to provide safety and security on our campuses. As such, the university enforces policies and processes related to student conduct. This incident will be thoroughly investigated by the Student Conduct Board, which will [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|

A Quiet Witness

Adventist teen and shooting survivor, Samantha Grady, decides not to participate in weekend demonstrations. On March 24, 2018, it is estimated that 800,000 protesters* attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. Others attended large sibling rallies in cities such as New York, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, and Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed during a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School. During the D.C. demonstration, victims of school shootings and celebrities spoke and/or performed while thousands of teens and young adults attended as advocates for gun-control. Many [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|

Del Delker, Adventist Music Icon, Asleep in Jesus

Del Delker, longtime soloist for Voice of Prophecy, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018, in Porterville, Calif., at the age of 93. Del, as generations of listeners and fellow believers knew her, spent much of her life and ministry in the Pacific Union and ministered to listeners around the globe with her rich and deep vocal talent. Though known for her musical career, Del is also treasured for the friendship she offered those who knew her. “Del truly loved people,” said Ken Wade, writer and former executive producer of Voice of Prophecy. “She [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|