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General Conference-Day 9: The Final Day-I Am Proud to Be an SDA

July 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Today is the final day of General Conference.  Now that the business sessions are completely over, the focus for the weekend is on fellowship and worship.

The highlight today for me-and I suspect, most people-is “The […]

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General Conference-Day 8: The Day After

July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 8 seemed anti-climatic after the long day of addressing the issue of Women’s Ordination. Additionally, the Nominating Committee has all but finished its work and has made its final major report.  Additionally, only a […]

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General Conference-Day 7: God Has Spoken-Let the Church Say Amen

July 9th, 2015|0 Comments

As everyone is aware by now, on yesterday, the General Conference delegated voted 1,381-977 not to pass the proposal that would have allowed the 13 divisions to decide whether to ordain women to the gospel […]

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General Conference-Day 6: This is the Day

July 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Instead of sharing with you what happened yesterday, I am simply going to say a few words about today: Today is the day that the delegates of the General Conference are going to vote as […]

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General Conference-Day 5: Lamentation Vs. Speculation

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 5 dealt primarily with 2 things:

The fundamental beliefs of our church, and,
The elected leaders of our church, specifically, the Vice Presidents, the Associate Secretaries and the Departmental Directors of the General Conference

It was made […]

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General Conference-Day 4: I Still Believe in the Captain

July 6th, 2015|0 Comments

I had an experience when I first came to work in the conference office that reminded me of the challenges that we shall face in this General Conference session over the next 3-4 days. I […]

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General Conference-Day 3: The Sabbath

July 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Sabbath at the General Conference session is special. There is no business to address on Sabbath, so the main item is Sabbath School and Divine Worship service with 50,000-70,000 fellow believers. It is quite something […]

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General Conference-Day 2: The Re-Election of the President

July 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 2 began with the reports of the General Conference Secretary and the Treasurer. The Secretary’s name is Dr. G.T. Ng; in the few meetings that we have had together, he is most often referred […]

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First Thoughts From the General Conference Session-Day 1

July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

In our last blog, we shared some final thoughts before the General Conference. If you have not read it, I hope that you take a few minutes and read our call to prayer. We are […]

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Final Thoughts before the General Conference Session – A Call to Prayer

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

In a few days some 2,500 delegates, plus another 60,000-70,000 Seventh-day Adventist from around the world, will gather in San Antonio, Texas, for what is called General Conference, or in Adventist parlance “GC.”

Five years ago, […]

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South Central’s President’s Statement on Gay Marriage

June 27th, 2015|1 Comment

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus:Happy Sabbath.Please allow me to share the following:On yesterday, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling that legalized gay marriage in the United States.As President of the South Central Conference, […]

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Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Riots – “Again?”

May 7th, 2015|1 Comment

Many years ago, I was in my office in the home in Memphis where we lived at the time. I was gathering my things prior to leaving for a speaking engagement. I was the guest […]