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

Women: You Are Being Called

Women: You Are Being Called

I remember the General Conference vote in San Antonio, Texas—the 1,381 No votes to the 977 Yes votes. I remember my friends and I prayerfully awaiting the church’s reaction to the Women’s Ordination decision—especially considering how much emotion had been invested in it. We had friends and family who fell on both sides of the debate, and much pray

Dan Jackson on NAD/GC Compliance: “This Is a Time When We Must Pull Together”

Dan Jackson on NAD/GC Compliance: “This Is a Time When We Must Pull Together”

On September 15, 2017, Elder Dan Jackson, President of the North American Division, held a live webinar with ministerial directors and church administrators from across the NAD. The webinar centered around a number of topics, including the issue of union/division compliance with the General Conference (in the context of the 2015 women’s ordination

Archaeology, Women and the Early Church

Archaeology, Women and the Early Church

On Monday, February 27, 2017, at Andrews University, Dr. Randall W. Younker, professor of Archaeology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, presented a lecture on the topic of “Archaeology, Women and the Early Church.”  Below is a summary of Younker's findings, which he plans to publish later in a series of articles. Initially inspired

10.10 Annual Council 2016: A Remarkably Unremarkable Day

10.10 Annual Council 2016: A Remarkably Unremarkable Day

Day 2 of the 2016 General Conference Annual Council Business Meetings as Reported by Kat Taylor   On a day that found most everyone having side conversations about what will come tomorrow, the big topic of discussion was money, or what could become the lack thereof. Financial Pressures Juan Prestol-Puesan, GC Treasurer, shared the stark news t

10.9 Annual Council 2016: Before Addressing the Elephant

10.9 Annual Council 2016: Before Addressing the Elephant

Day 1 of the 2016 General Conference Annual Council Business Meetings as Reported by Kat Taylor Before the 2016 General Conference Annual Council (GCAC) even began, there have been weeks of meetings in preparation for the arrival of delegates and invitees from around the world. The executive meetings, many closed door and private, have been a way f