September 2017

About this issue:

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s iconic posting of his 95 theses, a prime catalyst for the Reformation. In the September issue of the Gleaner, Dr. John McVay, Walla Walla University president, explores reasons why the Reformation is still relevant to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Christians everywhere.

Editorial

September 26, 2017 | Steve Vistaunet
“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost … read more

Intersections

August 12, 2017 | Cherelyn Strickland
Every Fourth of July horse lovers and friends from the West Coast gather for camp … read more

Just Like Jesus

September 18, 2017 | Dick Duerksen
When I was 35 years old I was an ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor and an academy … read more

Perspective

September 26, 2017 | Seth Pierce
Shortly after Angela, Madeline and I moved to Omaha, we experienced a season of horror … read more

Perspective

September 26, 2017 | Martin Weber
"No matter what, the Seventh‑day Adventist Church is going straight through to the … read more

You Said It

September 07, 2017
My name is Jenna Fishburn. I feel compelled by God to share my testimony with other … read more

News

Acción

August 11, 2017
“Amado, yo deseo que tengas salud” (3 Juan 2). El domingo 23 de julio de 2017 había … read more

Adventist Health

August 18, 2017 | Mary Faith Bell
Adventist Health has expanded its mission to provide health care services to the … read more

Alaska Conference

August 10, 2017 | Brenda Campbell Johnson
Each July, constituents gather at the Southcentral Alaska Camp Meeting in Palmer, … read more

Alaska Conference

August 03, 2017
On the eve of the arrival of the season’s first junior campers, Camp Tukuskoya near Big … read more

Idaho Conference

August 16, 2017 | Ryan McCoy
Just before the final meeting of camp meeting with Alex Rodriguez from Voice of … read more

Montana Conference

August 14, 2017 | Barry Taylor
Several Montana Conference pastors had the opportunity to attend Mark and Ernestine … read more

Montana Conference

August 11, 2017 | Diego Silva
The Miles City Church in Montana hosted Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE) on … read more

Oregon Conference

August 20, 2017
As always, this year’s camp meeting was a time of joyful fellowship, intense prayers, … read more

Oregon Conference

August 19, 2017 | Shirley Allen
As a child, growing up in South Africa, I remember singing the words, "Volunteers, … read more

Oregon Conference

August 18, 2017 | Liesl Vistaunet
Thelma Winter, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA, formerly Portland Union Academy/PUA) … read more

Oregon Conference

August 17, 2017 | Dick Duerksen
Camp meeting is marked by planning, anticipation, exertion, exhaustion and spiritual … read more

Oregon Conference

August 16, 2017 | Kathy Hernandez
Troy Epperly, a retiree and home builder from Port Orchard, Wash., and his wife, … read more

Oregon Conference

August 13, 2017 | Warren Rushold
Sunday, July 2, 2017, dawned bright and clear. It promised to be a beautiful day in … read more

Oregon Conference

August 09, 2017 | Daniel Bates
On Sabbath, June 10, 2017, about 170 people joined together to celebrate the … read more

Oregon Conference

August 08, 2017 | Diane Kleeman
The Seaside Church in Seaside, Ore., decided to step out in faith to build the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 15, 2017 | Morleen Flerchinger
God sparked a fire that led to flames and spread like wildfire. It’s been 26 years … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 12, 2017 | Mindi Vetter
Ninety-one children, ages 3–12, traveled to Cactusville, a small mining town in the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 10, 2017 | Linda Morgan
Moses Lake?! Why did you choose Moses Lake, Wash., to live is a question may residents … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 07, 2017 | Beth Duffey
On June 24, 2017, two Adventist churches experienced a rare joint event, a gathering on … read more

Walla Walla University

August 17, 2017
A new book, Before We Call Them Strangers: What Adventists Ought to Know About Muslims … read more

Walla Walla University

August 15, 2017
Walla Walla University encourages students to reduce their student loan debt, and … read more

Washington Conference

August 14, 2017 | Heidi Baumgartner
This summer, Washington Conference ordained three pastors: Ryan Whitehead in June, Ryan … read more

Washington Conference

August 13, 2017 | Katie Henderson
Waiyego Pearson had a two-part vision for Vacation Bible School this year: Whe wanted … read more

Washington Conference

August 09, 2017 | Ken Leak
Far in the mountains of Bukidnon, Mindanao, lies the small mountain village of Paiwaig … read more

Washington Conference

August 08, 2017 | Ethan Fowler
What started out as a whim has turned into an inspirational community lifeline for … read more