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

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

Adventist Church Continues to Wrestle with Women’s Ordination Despite the vote not to allow the North American Division to ordain women to the Gospel ministry at the 2015 General Conference in San Antonio, it appears the church has yet to put the issue to rest. According to the recent GC/NAD statement, "the group agreed that there will be ongoing c

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

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