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.

Shawn Boonstra

ASI Calls for Members to Commit, Finish the Work at Annual Convention

At the Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) annual international convention, more than 1,800 gathered to both celebrate 70 years of the ministry-minded organization and motivate members to find ways to help “finish the work.”

Volker Henning

Walla Walla University Appoints New VP for Academic Administration

Volker R. Henning will join the Walla Walla University administrative team as the new vice president for academic administration beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Henning will provide administrative and academic leadership while coordinating all formal instructional services at the university.

Doug Tilstra

Walla Walla University Names New VP for Student Life

Doug Tilstra has been selected by Walla Walla University to serve as the new vice president for student life. Tilstra began his duties on July 1, 2017.

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Living Life with "Hygge"

I was listening to National Public Radio one day while driving home from work when I heard a report on the happiest place in the world. Like most people, I want to be happy and live a life full of joy. The segment caught my attention.

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Moving Forward with Mission: A Conversation with the NAD President

With interconnectedness at many administrative levels, the North American Division was not viewed as its own entity before 1985. Just a bit more than three decades later, the separation of the two entities has taken a big, physical step forward as the NAD moves into its own headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, in September.

A Call to Compassion Toward the Immigrant: A Voted Statement

The following is a voted statement by the Hispanic Advisory of the North American Division, calling for compassion toward immigrants.

presentation from raul esperante

Faith & Science Conference Brings Educators, Scientists, and Theologians Together to "Affirm Creation"

More than 330 educators, scientists, and theologians gathered July 6 through 14 for eight full days of lectures, field trips, networking, and inspiration in St. George, Utah, at the 2017 Faith and Science Conference.

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Equipped and Empowered to enditnow

After high school graduation my best friend and I, with similar hopes and dreams, attended different Adventist colleges. After three years, however, our lives took divergent turns. I was getting ready to start senior year of college; my friend was working part-time at a plant nursery while living with her boyfriend in a small apartment.

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La Sierra University Enactus 2nd in Nation for Entrepreneurial Empowerment

La Sierra University’s Enactus team finished second in the nation on May 23, 2017, during the Enactus USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, besting more than 450 teams around the country.

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Loma Linda University Expands Nuclear Medicine Program to Bachelor's Degree

Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions has introduced a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine, expanding the program from a certificate in an effort to meet the needs of the industry that is increasingly seeking graduates of a four-year program.