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
What Mean These Stones?
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What Mean These Stones?

The Informant and the Regional Voice. Of course, you are familiar with the latter while the former will leave some scratching their heads. It was 1929 that gave birth to the Informant when its originator, W. H. Green (minister and earlier an attorney in Washington, DC) was appointed the first African American to lead the...

September 24, 2019September 24, 2019by
Office for Regional Ministry Andrews Theological Seminary Fellowship
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Office for Regional Ministry Andrews Theological Seminary Fellowship

The Office for Regional Conference Ministry(ORCM) is grateful to God to be able to announce the first ORCM Andrews University Seminary Fellowship. This historic initiative originated with a dialog between Dr.Jiri Moskala, Andrews University Theological Seminary and Dr. R. Clifford Jones, President, Lake Region Conference and former Andrews University Theological Seminary Professor. Dr. Moskala expresses...

August 26, 2019August 26, 2019by
For Them to Have A Seat, the Rest of Us Need to Move Over
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For Them to Have A Seat, the Rest of Us Need to Move Over

I recently returned from the North American Division Regional Black Caucus. That is the meeting that is held once per year where all the black Administrators on the Conference, Union, Division and the General Conference level come together to discuss and plan the work in Regional Conferences and our West Coast affiliates. In addition to that...

August 15, 2019August 15, 2019by
Angels in Ebony Fly Again
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Angels in Ebony Fly Again

In this present age of technology, it is not uncommon to file information and then retrieve it from a hard-drive, disc drive, zip drive, flash drive, thumb drive and let us not forget, “The Cloud”!  Information is readily available from any of the aforementioned devices.  But there was a time when information, important information; glimpses...

August 15, 2019August 15, 2019by