GC Blog Day 3 (Sabbath, July 4): From the Sabbath Sofa to an Ebola Hospital

GC Blog Day 3 (Sabbath, July 4): From the Sabbath Sofa to an Ebola Hospital

It was a blessed Sabbath in the Alamodome as Adventist mission was the resounding message in every program. Sabbath School was taught by Gary Krause from Adventist Mission and the directors from the Institute of World Mission. The mission feature for Sabbath School caught me a bit off guard: an emphasis on deaf ministries, and the announcement that

GC Blog Intro: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

GC Blog Intro: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Five years ago, I was preparing myself for my first General Conference Session. Our family had recently moved from Salt Lake City to Detroit in order to take up duties in the area of international student ministry with CAMPUS. While I spent most of my time during GC in the exhibit hall working two ministry booths, I left with the sense that a signi

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

I can still remember my mother reading to me from the book Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson’s chronicle of his rise from the ghettos of Detroit to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery. It was a story so powerful that it resonated with even me: a white kid in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. The book’s likely