What this sunny, religious town in California teaches us about living longer
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What this sunny, religious town in California teaches us about living longer

Spanish for “beautiful hill,” Loma Linda, California is nestled between mountain peaks in the middle of the San Bernardino Valley. The city is known as an epicenter of health and wellness, with more than 900 physicians on the campus of Loma Linda University and Medical Center. But that’s not Loma Linda’s only wellness claim to...

December 1, 2019December 1, 2019by
I’m Very Thankful for What I Once Was Unthankful
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I’m Very Thankful for What I Once Was Unthankful

About two weeks ago, I had the privilege and the opportunity to go back home. Home for me is Cleveland, Ohio. It was on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Black Adventism in Cleveland. What made it more special was the fact that my 2 sisters, my brother and all of our spouses came...

December 1, 2019December 1, 2019by
Dr. Carlton Byrd Receives Lifetime Award for Evangelism from NAD
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Dr. Carlton Byrd Receives Lifetime Award for Evangelism from NAD

Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, Speaker/Director for Breath of Life Television Ministry and Senior Pastor for the Oakwood University was recognized at the recent Year End Meetings of the North American Division (NAD) as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Evangelism.  Dr. Byrd has been used by God to baptize 5,000 individuals in his...

December 1, 2019December 1, 2019by
In Transition: Elder Michael Harpe Voted NAD Stewardship Director
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In Transition: Elder Michael Harpe Voted NAD Stewardship Director

At the 2019 Year End Meetings of the North American Division (NAD), Elder Michael A. Harpe was voted as the Stewardship Director for the NAD. He replaces Elder Bonita Shields who moved to the position of Vice President for the NAD. Elder Harpe formerly served as the Stewardship Director for the South Central Conference, headquartered...

December 1, 2019December 1, 2019by
What I Am Learning from Jaden
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What I Am Learning from Jaden

As I was going upstairs to get my jacket as I was leaving to go to my office, he followed me up the steps-as he usually does. Between the time I went upstairs and the time I came back down, he must have asked ten questions: “E (his name for me), why are you…? “...

November 1, 2019November 1, 2019by
From Summer Internship to the Pulpit: The Incredible Story of Pastor Max Gomez
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From Summer Internship to the Pulpit: The Incredible Story of Pastor Max Gomez

Last summer, the Office for Regional Conference Ministries (ORCM) began the practice of providing paid summer internships for college students. Each year, two students are selected-one to work in a ministerial capacity in a conference and the other to work in a conference treasury position. The ministerial internship is as yet unnamed, but the conference...

November 1, 2019November 1, 2019by
“Snoop, Kanye, and You. Why we NEED to Judge!”
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“Snoop, Kanye, and You. Why we NEED to Judge!”

It has been an interesting week. Kanye West released his gospel album, Jesus is King, and it broke the Adventist internet. The debate has been hot and heavy, and I’m sure it’s far from over. It reminds me of when Snoop dropped his gospel album, the Bible of Love. For the record, Snoop’s record was...

November 1, 2019November 1, 2019by
President Calvin Watkins, Southwest Region Administrative Team Overwhelmingly Re-Elected for 2nd Term
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President Calvin Watkins, Southwest Region Administrative Team Overwhelmingly Re-Elected for 2nd Term

President Calvin Watkins, Conference Executive Secretary, Stephen Brooks, Treasurer Philip G. Palmer and the vast majority of the departmental leadership were re-elected at the Southwest Region Conference Session that was held on September 21-22. Approximately 700 delegates from across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico assembled at the Keene SDA Church on the campus...

September 24, 2019September 24, 2019by