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An Adventist Anniversary

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An historic day is creeping upon us. Next January 7 will be the 120th anniversary of the beginning of Southwestern Adventist University. Anniversaries are a bit of a problem for …

On the Record

Catch the Spirit!

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I live a “stone’s throw” from Southwestern Adventist University. As a casual observer, I’ve watched over the years with interest and admiration as new developments have enhanced the campus, such …


Create Your Own Life: One University Student’s Quest For Meaning

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Rachel (not her real name) weighed 250 pounds by the time she was thirteen. Her family was concerned about her health, but found no medical reason for her obesity. What …


ARME Bible Camp

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The goal of ARME Bible Camp is to bring about revival and reformation. These camps have been held in many places and are continuing to spread to new locations, both …

Pass it On

Students Becoming Teachers

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Members of Southwestern Adventist University’s chapter of ENACTUS, an organization that encourages future leaders to use entrepreneurial action to transform lives, recently traveled to the Dominican Republic as an addition …


Education Beyond the Classroom

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From the beginning of his studies at Southwestern, Carson Gibbons knew that he wanted to work in advertising. He learned that internships were expected, and so he pursued every opportunity …

First (and Second) Impressions

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A year ago I was a history professor in California. If an angel had appeared to me, announcing that I would be moving to Texas within the next few months, …

A Taste of Home

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It’s natural to associate going off to college with newly-found freedom, but that doesn’t mean that students don’t get homesick. They are far from family, it’s sometimes tough making friends, …

Preparing Pastors: The Southwestern Edge

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Southwestern theology graduates are getting a reputation around the country, according to Jorge Rico, chair of the theology department. “The secret is in our Field School of Evangelism,” he explains.  “Because …

Southwestern Sings

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“Southwestern Adventist University has a unique musical climate,” says Eric Anderson, Southwestern's president. “That young man singing Mozart today could be part of the gospel choir the day after tomorrow. …

Southwestern Union

That Which Was LOST May Be FOUND

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“You Lost Me.” A difficult phrase to hear from anyone, but when the demographic research of the Barna Group points to upwards of 60% of young adults saying this about …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Danny Heim Named Student of the Month

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Springdale, Ark. » In 2011, Danny Heim came to Arkansas from the Marshall Islands with his parents, Charles and Marine Heim, and enrolled in the eighth grade at Springdale Adventist …

Harrison Bible School Brings Christ to Inmates

Harrison, Ark. » Statistics show that prison or jail rehabilitation programs have not solved the problem of crime. The only answer to crime is Christ! When any person—incarcerated or free—sincerely accepts Jesus …

Going Deeper at Henderson State

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Arkadelphia, Ark. » Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, became my school of choice when I was impressed to start a campus ministry in my local area. I had a desire to …

Women's Ministry at the Benton Church

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Benton, Ark. » The women of the Benton Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered together for a wonderful Sunday breakfast and fellowship in early February. After taking time to visit and eat …

Bonnerdale-Amity Maranatha!

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Bonnerdale, Ark. » This spring break found some members of the Bonnerdale and Amity churches joining with people from as far away as Hawaii, Austria, and North Carolina, converging in …

The Radical Difference

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I was on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University recently and had the opportunity to once again engage a number of senior theology majors in personal, serious conversation. In those …

Oklahoma Conference

Work Bee at the Antlers Church

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Antlers » The Antlers church held a work bee recently for the new church building of the Antlers church. The Lord blessed us with a wonderful day for working, even …

Cycling Ministry

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Edmond » As a sport, cycling has a long history of being associated with determination, suffering, endurance, and overcoming adversity. This makes for some exciting, memorable, and motivational stories that …

Steven Mosley Presents at Southern Hills

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Oklahoma City » The Southern Hills church was recently blessed with Steven Mosley’s presentation of Chosen Garment, The Whole Bible in One Act. Mosley dressed in character, and with his …

Black Heritage Program

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Bristow » “Good afternoon neighbors, and welcome to our studio,” announced Virginia Harrison. “Today, we’re doing a live taping of the 2nd annual Bristow Seventh-day Adventist Black Heritage Program, broadcast …

Miracle on a Motorcycle

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Broken Arrow » This story was shared by one of our members, Ulysses Negrillo, during a recent church service. "This incident happened several years ago when I was living in …

Adventist Education is Faith Preservation

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According to The Barna Group, six out of 10 20-year-olds, even though they were involved in a church while a teenager, are not active Christians.[1] Less than 1 percent of 18–23 …

Southwest Region Conference

Bethel Church Holds Marriage Seminar

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Corsicana, Tex. »  The Millers emphasized the fact that love is a gift from God, quoting James 1:17, which says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above."  Charles' …

Metropolitan Goes "Madly in Love—About Marriage!"

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Houston, Tex. » February 2 was an exciting day at the Metropolitan church when Mike and Gayle Tucker, co-directors of Faith for Today, made an appearance. Mike Tucker gave a powerful and inspiring …

Don’t Let The Devil Be Your Housekeeper

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Dallas, Tex. » Morgan Medlock, an Oakwood University graduate of 2007 and a member of the Southwest Region Conference, delivered one of the most powerful messages for the school’s Alumni …

21 Baptized at Love's Chapel Revival

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Fort Smith, Ark. »  Amazing Grace will always be my song of praise for it was God’s grace that brought me liberty. That is exactly what God’s grace did for …

God Led Me to Southwestern

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When the Lord initiated his call to ministry, I never envisioned that it remotely meant that Southwestern Adventist University would be a part of the call. Interestingly enough, there were …

Week of Prayer Celebration at Metairie Emmanuel Church

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Metairie, La. » The Emmanuel church in Metairie recently held a Sabbath celebration, which was the culmination of a Week of Prayer sponsored by the Pathfinder Club, and involved Pathfinders …

Texas Conference

National School Choice Week

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Kerrville » The week of February 2 was named National School Choice Week, with events promoting school choice taking place across the nation. How is the support for school choice faring in …

Campaña Restaurados

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McAllen » The McAllen Jordan Spanish church recently had a week-long evangelism campaign with Julio Chazarreta, pastor. The meetings resulted in 14 new members baptized. 

Evangelism Training a Success!

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Alvarado » Earlier this year, the Texas Conference’s ministerial, church planting, and evangelism department hosted the second annual evangelism training in five major cities across the state. The event started in …

The L.A.M.B. Project Joins Prison Ministries

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Keene » June Stanley has been involved with prison ministries at the Keene church for several years, and she has reached out and encouraged a number of members from the …

Ten-day Prayer Vigil at Gulfhaven

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Houston » The Gulfhaven church recently had an incredible experience as members met each night for 10 nights in prayer and supplication for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The church’s …

Southwestern Adventist University

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My first memory of Southwestern Adventist University dates back to the early seventies when my two older sisters went to Keene to enroll there. The quiet country town with the …

Texico Conference

El Paso Northeast Navigators Enjoy the Wonders of God's Creation

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El Paso, Tex. » The El Paso Northeast Navigators Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs ventured to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Salt Flats, Tex., and to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in …

The Amazing Leading of the Holy Spirit

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Midland, Tex. » I was baptized in a Southern Baptist church in 1986, but there was a ten-year period when I was angry with God and turned my back on …

Lubbock Church Celebrates Jesus' Resurrection

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Lubbock, Tex. » The Lubbock church celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection in a beautiful Communion-cantata service on March 30. Jeremy McCombs, pastor, led white-robbed elders, deacons, and youth in the …

I Am Southwestern

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Do you realize what a blessing it is to be a student at an Adventist university?  Today, the public school system teaches so many things contrary to our Christian beliefs …

North American Division News

Adventist Media Center Board of Trustees Meets to Discuss the Future of Media in North America

Simi Valley, Calif. » The Adventist Media Center (AMC) Board met on Monday, April 29, at the Adventist Media Center to discuss a proposal regarding the future of media in …

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Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


Announcement June 2013

The Madison College Alumni Association Homecoming will be June 21-23, honoring classes 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, and 1963. Also invited are those who attended Madison College or Madison College Academy and …


June 2013 Milestones

Birth Isaac and Michele Heath have recently welcomed another special little blessing to their family, Levi Isaiah Heath. Levi was born February 8, 2013 and is especially loved by his big …


June 2013 Obituaries

Gunter, Shirley Frances born January 30, 1940 in El Dorado, Ark., and died March 30, 2013, in Hodge, La. She was a member of the Jonesboro church. Shirley attended Ozark …

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