Leaked: Satan’s Diabolical Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Leaked: Satan’s Diabolical Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

I have roughly about 3600 words to share this diabolical plot. That isn’t a lot. As I write this urgent message, our church is at a crossroads. With controversy surrounding the last General Conference session and Annual Council, the church appears to be on the verge of an inevitable split. Something ominous this way comes. I am reminded of Paul Rev

After Discussion, Prayer, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Writing Committee Presents NAD Response to Recent GC Voted Document

After Discussion, Prayer, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Writing Committee Presents NAD Response to Recent GC Voted Document

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — On Nov. 4, 2018, the morning business session of the North American Division Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM) was devoted to a discussion on the voted General Conference (GC) document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions.” The GC Executive Committee, at its A

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

10.11 Annual Council 2017: Ending on an Uplifting Note

10.11 Annual Council 2017: Ending on an Uplifting Note

The last day of the 2017 Annual Council was filled with inspiration. It truly brought this year’s meetings to an end in a positive and uplifting way. Elder Wilson's introduction to the morning worship set the tone for the day. He informed the delegates that Wayne Blakely, the speaker from Coming Out Ministries, was uniquely positioned to help the c

10.10 Annual Council 2017: The Bucket Is Leaking

10.10 Annual Council 2017: The Bucket Is Leaking

The third day of the 2017 Annual Council began rather anticlimactically. There were looks of joy and looks of sorrow, looks of defeat and looks of gloating. All in all, however, the atmosphere was one of peace. The morning's business session focused around nurture & retention of members within the Adventist church. Dr. David Trim, with his dry

10.9 Annual Council 2017: How Muddy Can It Get?

10.9 Annual Council 2017: How Muddy Can It Get?

Monday was the day—the big day. This was the day when Annual Council was to discuss proposals for church unity and reconciliation. It was a day that was expected to be volatile and filled with anger—a day that could split the Church. What happened was not what was expected. The morning began with a worship from Heidi Carpenter and Ranela Kaligithi,

10.8 Annual Council 2017: Can We Overcome?

10.8 Annual Council 2017: Can We Overcome?

For several months prior to the opening of this year’s Annual Council, there has been a general concern about the atmosphere and possible ramifications of the upcoming non-compliance disciplinary vote.   However, over Sabbath, there was a sweet spirit and an overall atmosphere of unity. The day began with a wonderful worship message by Dr. Mic

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