Years ago, I was riding in the back seat of a mini-van with a friend of mine as his aunt and some other ladies argued about a Bible verse in the book of Revelation. The argument got so intense that my friend leaned over and said to me, "You see? This is why I don't go to church." On one hand, my friend had a good point: There is lots of dumb stuff in church.
A number of Jamaicans, myself among them, are finding it difficult to process what, exactly, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding (once regarded as the country’s “most cerebral” prime minister), wanted to communicate to a wide newspaper readership in his June 22, 2014 Sunday Gleaner op-ed, “Yield No Ground to Gays.”&
The General Conference Executive Committee elected Pastor Raafat Kamal as the new president of the Trans European Division today, following his recommendation by the TED executive committee. Kamal, originally from Lebanon, will replace Bertil Wiklander, who served as TED president for 19 years.
In today's Faithpoints newsletter from the Ohio Conference, conference president Ron Halvorsen, Jr, made a statement about Samuel Koranteng-Pipim's re-baptism in his conference on
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Every five years, the first week of July marks the General Conference Session, when the world church gets together. The last GC was held in the Georgia Dome, with more than 2,000 delegates and about 70,000 attendees from all over the globe. The next General Conference will be a year from now in San Antonio, Texas.
The 2014 Spectrum/Adventist Forum Conference will take place October 3-5 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Entitled The Great Adventist Stories, it will highlight different perspectives on the original and ongoing story of The Great Controversy, the relatively recent trauma of The Great Disappointment and our communal longing for The Great Advent Hope. These shared Adventist stories are all grounded in the stories of the Bible which find common ground
Raafat Kamal, the field secretary and assistant to the president of the Trans European Division, has been nominated to serve as the new president of the Division in a meeting of the Division Executive Committee with General Conference President Ted N.C. Wilson. The nomination goes to the July 10 meeting of the General Conference Administrative Committee for approval.
The president of the Michigan Conference, Jay Gallimore, sent a memo yesterday to all conference ministers and staff, saying he believed the Ann Arbor Church had made the right decision not to re-baptize Samuel-Koranteng Pipim "at this time," and that "rebaptism does not necessarily reestablish spiritual leadership."
As it works to clear its caseload before summer recess, the US Supreme Court said yesterday that it will not hear a case contesting a California ban on “conversion therapy.”
California was the first state to ban the practice, which is aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian minors.