Regional Conference Leadership and Oakwood University Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Regional Conference Leadership and Oakwood University Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The last few days have been unprecedented, to say the least. Below please find the statements, responses, plans, etc. from both the Regional Conferences and Oakwood University relative to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The Oakwood University statement is first and includes the announcement of the suspension of classroom instruction and the cancellation of Alumni Weekend....

March 17, 2020March 17, 2020by
Dr. Jerome Skinner: Following God’s Plan
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Dr. Jerome Skinner: Following God’s Plan

“Whatever God calls you to, he will equip you for.” These are the words of Dr. Jerome Skinner, the Assistant Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Here is a man who was called by God, and allowed God to lead him. From student to professor, from mentee...

February 19, 2020February 19, 2020by
Why Do We Have to Tell Our Story?
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Why Do We Have to Tell Our Story?

February is Black History Month. I remember when I worked in the South Central Conference, seemingly every year, there was a large Adventist entity-where when Black History Month was celebrated-there was always a backlash against the celebration of the contributions of African-Americans to society and to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Inevitably, there was an ugly...

February 18, 2020February 18, 2020by
ORCM Communication Internship
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ORCM Communication Internship

The ORCM Communication Internship was born as the result of a Communications class assignment.  As part of the requirements for the assignment, we were tasked with coming up with ways to promote and raise awareness of the importance of Regional Conferences as well as develop a plan to help continue the legacy that is filled...

February 18, 2020February 18, 2020by
How To Keep Going
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How To Keep Going

Well, this is the first week of February and reality has set in. The health clubs are clearing out, the treadmills are gathering dust, and the diet is done.  Millions of people have discovered that resolutions are a lot easier to make than they are to keep. If the researchers at Forbes magazine are right,...

February 18, 2020February 18, 2020by
The Long-awaited Republication of Angels in Ebony
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The Long-awaited Republication of Angels in Ebony

This article is the result of a follow-up interview with Mrs. Joan Tynes, in which she talked about the long-awaited republication of Angels in Ebony, one of the earliest books about Black Adventist History, originally published in 1975 by her father, Dr. Jacob Justiss, Jr.  Concerned that a generation of Black Americans, and Black Seventh-day...

February 18, 2020February 18, 2020by
Regional Conferences-Why We’re Still Here-Part I
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Regional Conferences-Why We’re Still Here-Part I

Happy New Year everyone. It is hard to believe that we are two decades into this millennium. Remember all the anticipated drama when the year 2000 came around? Remember Y2K and all of the turmoil that was supposed to happen technologically when the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2000? You may well not remember-because...

January 3, 2020January 3, 2020by
Non-Adventists in Adventist Pulpits?
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Non-Adventists in Adventist Pulpits?

Non-Adventists in Adventist Pulpits? It’s amazing what a few little words can do.  They can pave the way for a pastor’s removal. They can make conference president drive hours to referee a stirred up business meeting. They can even change the way a non- Adventist church or pastor thinks about Adventism. These few little words,...

January 3, 2020January 3, 2020by
In Transition: Pastor Danielle Pilgrim to Andrews University
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In Transition: Pastor Danielle Pilgrim to Andrews University

Pastor Danielle Pilgrim has recently accepted a call to Andrews University as Associate Chaplain. That responsibility carries with it the assignment as the Pastor of the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church, an on-campus church under the umbrella of Pioneer Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is believed to be the first African-American female chaplain in the...

January 3, 2020January 3, 2020by
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