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Feature: The Educational Shift

Story by Alita Byrd

As the Adventist educational system faces challenges, leaders look to the past to determine a best path forward.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education in North America is facing some big challenges. In many schools, enrollment is down and costs are up. The aging of Adventist church members means that fewer have school-age children to send to Adventist schools. A cultural shift means that parents are less likely to send their children to boarding academy. READ MORE
 


Fasting is Regaining Popularity. What are the Best Methods and Benefits for Adventists?

Story by Sherry English

Fasting certainly isn’t a new concept. It is practiced in nearly every religion in the world, and the Bible records many instances of it. God ordered the Israelites to fast during the Day of Atonement (see Lev. 16:29); Daniel fasted after he saw a vision (Dan. 10:3); Esther fasted in preparation for her mission (Esther 4:16); and Jesus fasted while in the wilderness (Matt. 4:1-11).  READ MORE

   

Columbia Union Hosts Hispanic Evangelism Festival

Story by Michelle Bernard

Last weekend the Columbia Union hosted the Lay Evangelism Festival (Livevangelism 2015) at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md.  READ MORE




 

Spencerville Acro-Squad Performs Wizards Halftime Show

Story by Heidi Wetmore

Spencerville Adventist Academy’s (SAA) Acro-Squad recently performed the halftime show for a Washington Wizards basketball game in Washington, D.C. The team of 40 athletes and coaches huddled up and knelt on the VIP commons area by the court entrance to pray before and after their performance. READ MORE