Gordon Bietz, president of Southern Adventist University, will be in the minority at an upcoming conference being held on the university campus. Bietz is the only man listed on the conference program for the Association of Adventist Women’s annual conference October 16 through 18 — but he will stand in august company.
People from more than 80 countries tuned in to watch the World Stewardship Conference streamed live from the General Conference headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland this weekend. Almost 20 different presenters spoke Friday, Sabbath and Sunday on budgeting, Christian ethics, tithing, personal finance, and biblical principles for managing resources.
The North American Division's Theology of Ordination Study Committee last year recorded some of the amazing stories of the women serving as Adventist pastors in the Division. Tara VinCross, who was senior pastor of the Chestnut Hill Church in Philadelphia and this summer was called to head the Columbia Union Conference's new School of Evangelism, worked to collect the stories as part of her work with the committee.
El seminario de la Universidad de Andrews ha publicado un comunicado en su página web que refuta la doctrina de la "supremacía/jefatura masculina" en el liderazgo de la Iglesia Adventista. Bajo el título "Sobre la supremacía única de Cristo en la Iglesia", la declaración afirma que la autoridad de Cristo es "intransferible" a los hombres o las mujeres.
Pacific Union College reported that there were no injuries on campus, and no damage, after an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the area last weekend.