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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|0 Comments

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 […]

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The Other Side of the Cheese: My Response to Dr. Dwight Nelson’s Sermon on Ending “Ethnically Separate Conferences”

March 23rd, 2015|7 Comments

This article was supposed to be about the other side of the Young Adult Ministries Initiative. Part One dealt with our responsibility to our young adults-those things we want to put in place to bring […]

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Why I Did Not “Just Say No” To Surge

February 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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Young Adults: We Need You-This is Your Church, Too-Part I

January 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Last month, the Executive Committee of our conference voted to ask Pastor Lola Moore, Pastor, Panama City/Greenwood, Florida, to serve as the Director of our newly formed Young Adult Ministries Department.

Few, if any conferences in […]

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Response to the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Etc., Cases – “We Have to Talk”

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

In our staff meeting just before Thanksgiving, I promised that there would be a response from my office on the Michael Brown case. That promise came as a result of a question from some of […]

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News and Notes from All Over Church Organization – I

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

This is a continuation of a series we began a few months ago on what we called “News and Notes;” sort of mini-articles about things that are happening around our conference.

We said that we would […]

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News and Notes-III: Innovation and Organization

October 9th, 2014|0 Comments

South Central has traditionally been a conference that has been on the cutting edge, as it relates to innovative ways to do ministry. Perhaps a lot of that has had to do with the kind […]