Slide Show: 11 Adventist-appropriate alternatives to Halloween

It’s Halloween! Dreaded by Adventists everywhere for its pagan roots, celebration of the occult and the inevitable explaining to teary-eyed children of why they can not go out and have fun that night. But no need to fear! We’ve come up with some ideas that may help soothe the pain of not getting free candy from strangers.

Bickering Adventist couple plans to move way north so the sun will never set on their anger

COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — Clara and Ed Holder have big plans for their marriage next year. The Collegedale-based couple is planning to move to a country with territory comfortably within the Read more […]

Michigan Conference sets up seminary scholarship fund for aspiring pastors with a criminal history

LANSING, Mich. — “Former criminals make amazing pastors,” said Michigan Conference spokesman Dan Giligan this week as the conference launched a 5-year recruitment effort focused on ex-cons. Giligan Read more […]

Slide Show: 15 greatest disappointments of Adventists

Thousands of people, some of whom had given away all of their possessions, waited expectantly for Jesus to appear on Oct. 22, 1844. When He didn’t appear, the date became known as the Great Disappointment. But out of the Great Disappointment the seeds of the Seventh-day Adventist Church sprouted. We’re a little late to the celebration (disappointing, we know ::haaaaa::) but in honor of that momentous occasion, we present a list of things that Adventists find disappointing.

General Conference begs Ben Carson not to run for president

SILVER SPRING, Md. — It is all but certain that Adventist pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is running for US president in 2016. Since his recent entrance into politics, Carson has made headlines Read more […]

Slide Show: You know you’re at an Adventist church when…

Here are a few ways to help you figure out if you’ve wandered into an Adventist church. The #1 tip: If you’re up that early on a Saturday morning to go to church, you are most likely in an Adventist one. Read on for more helpful clues!

Sligo Church to get a smoke machine

Takoma Park, Md. — Hailed as an “historic milestone in the growth of Sligo Church,” Senior Pastor Charles Tapp announced today that the church would inaugurate a smoke machine next Sabbath. Read more […]

Slide Show: What kind of Adventist are you?

Not many people outside of the denomination realize that Adventists come in all flavors and types. We’re rainbow sherbet, not just raspberry sorbet (and yes, maybe we were a little hungry as we wrote this.) But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, everybody is welcome! (Note: There are sure to be more types than the ones presented here. Feel free to suggest more in the comments section.)

Walla Walla University students orchestrate hunger strike to protest pre-noon classes

COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. — Walla Walla University student leadership have organized a campus-wide hunger strike to protest “inhumane pre-noon classes” that Student Association President, Cody Read more […]

Slide Show: 10 hymns with not so sacred musical roots

You’ve probably heard the argument that only hymns should be sung in church as they are the most holy (read: can be played softly on a piano or organ) and don’t have those evil voodoo beats. You’ve probably also heard the counter-argument that most hymn tunes originated as a bar song. We’ve always wondered about this and decided to do a little digging into the history of some beloved hymns. (Note: All hymns come from the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, 1986 edition. Yeah, we’re old school like that.) Now get ready to rock!