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  • On the Question of Women’s Ordination in the Adventist Church: This Is Not Settled

    Erv Taylor hpmsBy Ervin Taylor, July 27, 2015:   Following the vote on women’s ordination at the San Antonio General Conference (GC) Session, where 40% of the delegates voted to allow divisions to decide if they wis…

  • My Take: A Global Family Needs a Global Mind

    Attiken Raj thumbnail 2015by Raj Attiken, July 22, 2015:     Management consultant Peter Drucker famously said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. He was, of course, talking about organizational dynamics. Culture ate the…

  • Six Reasons Why I No Longer Trust the General Conference

    Guest3by Harald Giesebrecht, July 10, 2015:   Over the last five years I have observed and been part of the process leading up to this summer’s vote on women’s ordination. This process has unfortunately und…

  • Great Disappointments

    842122500_36db00dc47_oGuest Blog by Ronald Coleman

    Ron is a Seventh-day Adventist commercial airline pilot who also plays a very good clarinet.  He is a friend of Jack Hoehn and has given Jack permission to repost Ron's…

  • It’s Time for the Union Conferences to Act!

    guest columnistby Sam Millen, July 20, 2015:    The debate on women’s ordination at the General Conference Session was never intended to address the question of whether it is theologically appropriate or not to orda…

  • A Christian Response to the Court Decision about Same-Sex Marriage

    guestby Dr. Bruce Campbell Moyer, July 19, 2015:    David Brooks has written, for the New York Times, "Social conservatives could be the people who help reweave the sinews of society. They already subscrib…

  • 2015 San Antonio Adventist General Conference Session: Observations and Reflections

    Erv Taylor hpmsby Ervin Taylor, July 19, 2015:    Below is a collection of observations and reflections overheard and observed based on actions taken at and statements made by Adventist denominational leaders and ot…

  • New Movement to Prohibit Non-Jewish, Uncircumcised Gentile Clergy, from Ordination at Next General Conference Session in 2020

    Guest3by Stephen Ferguson, July 16, 2015:    Like many Adventists, I was disappointed by the recent vote at the General Conference Session in San Antonio 2015, which resulted in a “no” decision to the follo…

  • A Retired Pastor’s Response to the 2015 GC Session Actions

    Larry Downing hpmsby Lawrence Downing, July 14, 2015:     The actions taken at the recent GC session generated a wide variety of responses. There are people who view the voted actions as evidence that the church is fin…

  • “The Number One Abuse of Human Rights”

    Hanson, Andrew hpmsby Andy Hanson, July 13, 2015:     “Would you join an organization that promotes the notion that women are in any way inferior to men ‘in the eyes of God’?” That was a question put to me when I heard …

  • Reflections on San Antonio

    Guest2By Caleb Rosado, July 20, 2015, Revised:   The decision on the ordination of women made on July 8, 2015 at the 60th General Conference Session at San Antonio, made it very clear that there is no “one”…

  • The “Press Pass” Is an Oxymoron

    By Dennis Hokama, July 10, 2015:   It is now the end of the 8th day of the 11-day General Conference (GC) in San Antonio, and I have yet to gain access to any location by displaying my press pass. On …

  • Jesus' Tears

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    I take comfort that 40% of the General Conference delegates understood God’s plan for Adventism’s tomorrow.  But I weep with Jesus over the little children, youth, and adults of the female gender hi…

  • Prayer: The Solution to Our Differences

    By Dean Waterman, July 8, 2015:   As a denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has always spoken highly on the value of prayer, quoting not only Scripture, but also Ellen White. If there was ev…

  • Editorial: Be Clear About the Vote

    By Monte Sahlin, July 8, 2015:   It is important that everyone is clear about what is being voted today. Many false impressions have been widely published, and no matter which way the vote goes, it is…