Rachel’s Race: Answering “Who is Black?” and Trying to Make Sense of Dolezal’s Racial Identification

“Racially you are human…”  — Rachel Dolezal’s son (as said to his mother) I’ve always thought that the safest, most respectful policy upon meeting someone is to let them self-identify and accept that identification despite my perceptions.  So if a person tells me that she is a woman, I am not going to tell her … Continue reading Rachel’s Race: Answering “Who is Black?” and Trying to Make Sense of Dolezal’s Racial Identification

Women’s Ordination in Adventism: A Resource List

The Question

In a few weeks, Seventh-day Adventists from around the world will descend on San Antonio, Texas to discuss, vote, amend and approve a variety of church policy issues and directives, including women’s ordination.  The question that delegates will vote on is:

After your prayerful study on ordination from the Bible, the writings of Ellen G. White, and the reports of the study commissions, and;

After your careful consideration of what is best for the Church and the fulfillment of its mission,

Is it acceptable for division executive committees, as they may deem it appropriate in their territories, to make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry? Yes or No

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