GC Blog Bonus: What to Expect on Wednesday

GC Blog Bonus: What to Expect on Wednesday

The issue of women’s ordination will be the main point of discussion for the entire day, and it is possible that it could continue beyond the allotted time. The question that is being presented before the delegates for deliberation has been carefully constructed and prayerfully considered. It reads, After your prayerful study on ordination from the

GC Blog Day 5 (Monday, July 6): Forward Progress

GC Blog Day 5 (Monday, July 6): Forward Progress

Today’s business meeting discussion was dominated by an examination of the Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Before the business of the day transpired, Elder Wilson appealed to the delegates to follow parliamentary procedure and addressed the issue of voting. He pleaded with delegates not to use the Point of Order as a means

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

Where Is Our Focus?: Women’s Ordination from an Outsider’s Perspective

Where Is Our Focus?: Women’s Ordination from an Outsider’s Perspective

There are three reasons why I am an outsider to the women’s ordination (WO) debate. First, as a man, my perspective is distinctly limited. Second, I am not a theologian. Third, I live in a context that makes the WO debate seem pedantic. The last point will be the focus of this blog. I serve as the country director for an International Non-Governmen

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