Icelandic Conference Wrestles Over Mining Asset Management Controversy

By: Jón Hjörleifur Stefánsson IA Editor’s Note: The global Adventist church possesses natural resources entrusted to it. Often members will gift an entire company, land, or other resources that can be used to further the gospel. Occasionally, the resources are not managed well, and the church loses financially due to mismanagement. This story below is […]

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GoFundMe for Anita Trto

If you would like to help Anita with her court costs and associated medical care costs, you can donate directly here. https://gofund.me/f3c42b5e Update: As a commitment to financial transparency, we are posting the receipt of the transfer of funds. We have transferred over $6000. The campaign to raise funds is ongoing. You can click on […]

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We are hiring Investigative Journalists

We are looking for investigative journalists for our team. Join us if you are ethical, fearless, and want to work on some of the most complex and intractable problems inside and outside the Seventh-day Adventist church. Our investigative journalistic standards for reporting are similar to the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists and ProPublica. Our general […]

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Interns Wanted

Perhaps you’ve read our work here on Intelligent Adventist and wondered what it would be like to work with us on our projects. Here is your chance to work directly with us. You will work on some of the most advanced investigative journalism in Adventism. Please get in touch with us if you would like […]

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Adventism & Evolution Part 2

The Inherent Bias of the Scientific Methodology People who have an opinion on the topic of Evolutionary science can be divided into three groups: Atheists, who are, naturally, pro-Evolution, theists who are pro-Evolution and anti-Evolution theists. I will start with the latter group, because, after this paragraph, I will ignore them for the rest of […]

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Adventism & Evolution Part 1

Science and Theology as Uncompromising Methodologies Modern science is a strictly all-or-nothing approach to human knowledge. Science follows a particular methodology and only that which is learned through following this methodology is considered legitimate science. You cannot force science to arrive at conclusions you desire to be true a priori. You cannot seek a middle […]

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The Theodicy Landscape

Intro A theodicy is an attempt to respond to the question of how an all-loving, all-powerful God can allow suffering to exist. The question transcends Christianity and religion in general and has received answers from all over the theological/philosophical spectrum (ex. even atheists have an answer; their answer is that God doesn’t exist). Typically, the […]

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Annotated: Statement by the Board of Trustees of Weimar University

Annotated: Statement by the Board of Trustees of Weimar University Note: In bold font are annotations by Adrian Zahid. We republished the Weimar University Board of Trustees statement here. “In our just concluded three-day board meeting, there has been an extensive and prayerful review of concerns as well as affirmations from various sources, including students, […]

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Weimar University Board Member Resignation Letter

IA received this letter through our whistleblower & news tips link. In his resignation letter, Weimar University board member, David Butler, cited a lack of confidence in the Weimar Administration “due to poor choices in background checks and hiring practices, which has resulted in hiring sexual predators, delinquent staff, staff demeaning the students and hurting […]

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News Tips Are Welcome

We are getting many news tips from readers from our stories on Weimar University. We want to thank those who have shared with us their observations, experiences, and information. We are following up on many of these news leads and will publish them soon. If you have a tip for us from Weimar University or […]

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Coverup Alleged of Serial Sexual Assaults at Weimar University

Right after we published Melissa Osadchuck’s story, Weimar University responded to our story with a statement that reads: “Weimar University takes employee and student safety very seriously.  While privacy laws do not allow the university to provide further information at this time about personnel matters, it should be known that Weimar acted immediately and appropriately […]

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Dr. Randy Bivens Letter of Resignation

Dr. Randy Bivens was COO of Weimar Institute from August 2013 to May 2022. A whistleblower sent us this document. IA reached out to Dr. Bivens for authentication. He confirmed that it was indeed his letter. He expressed his personal preference that it not be published. We will publish our analysis of the document later. […]

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Weimar University Statement

Weimar University president, Dr. Neil Nedley, responded to our story. “Weimar University takes employee and student safety very seriously.  While privacy laws do not allow the university to provide further information at this time about personnel matters, it should be known that Weimar acted immediately and appropriately at every step” Neil Nedley, MD President Weimar […]

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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Weimar Institute & Dr. George Araya

On August 8, 2022, Melissa Osadchuck, a former employee at Weimar University, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Dr. George Araya, former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Weimar University, and against Weimar Institute. She is requesting a trial by jury in the Superior Court of California, Placer County. The case number listed is S-CV-0048892. […]

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