Annual Council: The Elephant Is in the Room

Annual Council: The Elephant Is in the Room

With the completion of day one of the LEAD (Leadership Education And Development) Conference, which is dealing with cross-cultural communications, leaders of our church left the General Conference headquarters with smiles. They took a long and often humorous look at the issues that arise when people from different cultures try to communicate. They

A New Spin on Ellen White

A New Spin on Ellen White

He threw the book Counsels on Health back in my face and sneered with disgust, “When I was growing up, Ellen White was always used as a hammer that was consistently slammed with great force upon my head. It hurt a lot! And to be honest with you—I’m over her!” I sat there with my mouth gaping open. My jaw hung so low that two people walking past me

Adventism: An Audacious Call (Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist, #1)

Adventism: An Audacious Call (Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist, #1)

Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist I belong to a community of faith—the Seventh-day Adventist faith—that is presently having its quinquennial, worldwide conference in San Antonio, Texas. I am not in San Antonio, but I too want to celebrate my identity. Identity I love being an Adventist because it gives me a sense of identity as an individual

The One Project: In Search of Community

The One Project: In Search of Community

Sunday at 1:1 Boulder was a full day, with six presentations, six “Recalibrate” discussions, and three Q&A sessions. Our Recalibrate group retained the same core participants throughout the day, and things went more smoothly as we got to know each other better. A few noteworthy points and quotes from today’s presentations: Peter (Japhet De Oliv

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Day 3 of ASI brought a truly high Sabbath, starting with a powerful message from General Conference President Ted Wilson and capped off by outgoing ASI president Frank Fournier. Elder Wilson praised the members of ASI for their tireless dedication to sharing Jesus in the marketplace and beyond, stating that “ASI is everywhere, and it is building Go