Charlottesville, the Border Wall, and the Third Angels Message: Part 2

Charlottesville, the Border Wall, and the Third Angels Message: Part 2

Justice to the Stranger   The Old Testament, in particular, is filled with admonitions against oppressing and committing injustice against strangers—those who today we would call immigrants.  The law of Moses was exceedingly clear on this point, in such passages as the following:   Thou shalt neither vex a stranger nor oppress him: for ye

October 18, 2019 Jesus and Politics, Jesus and the #MeToo Movement

October 18, 2019 Jesus and Politics, Jesus and the #MeToo Movement

  The first breakout session of the Jesus & Politics conference had an option entitled Jesus and the #MeToo Movement. The section was moderated by Melissa Ponce-Rodas (Assistant Professor of Psychology, Andrews University). Joining her on the panel were Jennifer Jill Schwirzer (Life Coach, Abide Counseling), Erica Jones (Assistant Director

Reimagining Adventism 7a: The Nature of Man and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism 7a: The Nature of Man and Absurdity

I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.—Rosalind Franklin   In her poem “Back to Being Human” the English poet Ms. Moem invites us to collectively regress “back” to something we have “lost” about ourselves—a thing which purportedly encapsulates all that it means to be who we are meant to be. Bu

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Sabbath Divine Service

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Sabbath Divine Service

November 2 Divine Service On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the North American Division President, Dan Jackson, preached for the Sabbath service during the North American Year-End Meetings. His sermon was based on Isaiah and the promise of comfort and hope given to a people in distress. In light of his retirement next summer, Jackson began his sermon

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Friday Morning Business Session – President’s Report

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Friday Morning Business Session – President’s Report

November 1 Business Session Dan Jackson began his 10th presidential report by citing God’s promise in Romans 8:32:   He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?   “I have far more hope in 2019 than I had in 2010,” said Jackson in regards to the church growth

October 15, 2019 Annual Council Report (Tuesday Business Sessions)

October 15, 2019 Annual Council Report (Tuesday Business Sessions)

Tuesday Morning Business Session, Presided by Billy Biaggi, General Conference Vice President Selected Voted Action: The vote about deleting the paragraph below, which was tabled on Sunday was reopened and voted up with 170 (yes) to 65 (no). As a result, conference presidents from the division in which the annual meetings are held will not have voi