Adventist churches at times have been exclusive and repellent. We have closed doors to people who didn’t behave like us or think like us or look like us. We have cared more about being right than about being kind. We have confused acceptance with agreement. ... Now is the time to be more intentional concerning the openness and warmth of our local church climates.
Shortly before noon (PST) on Feb. 28, 2018, John McVay, president of Walla Walla University, sent an email to inform students, staff and faculty, and friends and family of the university that an aviation student and WWU flight instructor were safe after the plane they were in crash landed.
In January 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) launched the magazine Adventist Journey, the first division-wide magazine the NAD has published.
As La Sierra University’s director of wind and percussion studies, Giovanni Santos leads the Wind Ensemble of more than 40 musicians, a group that spent the first portion of last summer in a whirlwind tour of the Czech Republic, Austria, the Republic of San Marino, and Italy. Now the Wind Ensemble is rehearsing for its debut performance at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall on March 15, 2018.
On Feb. 11, 2018, Southwestern Adventist University celebrated the 25th annual tradition of A Night at the Meyerson with the world premiere of Kim André Arnesen’s newest composition, Sing the Earth.
Christian Record Services for the Blind, a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to people who are blind, welcomes Patricia J. Maxwell Robertson as communication director.
Adventist Community Services Responds to Florida High School Shooting; Pathfinder Recounts Experience
On Feb. 14, 2018, a shooting occurred at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen were killed and 14 were injured when the gunman, a former student, opened fire on campus and entered a building.
Oakwood University Pre-Alumni Council Students Gain Experience, Makes Connections at UNCF Leadership Conference
On Feb. 7, 2018, the Oakwood University Pre-Alumni Council members boarded a van headed for Atlanta, Georgia, for the United Negro College Fund Leadership Conference.
E. Wayne Shepperd, Jr., born June 20, 1935, in Los Angeles, California, to Elbert W. Shepperd, Sr., and Naomi E. Owens, passed to his rest on Feb. 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas.