On Grande, Groping, Garb and Gospel: My Thoughts #ArethaFranklinFuneral #ArethaHomegoing

Let’s just cut to the chase: Ariana Grande got groped on live TV, and I didn’t even bat an eye.  That’s what’s bothering me.  But first, context: It was Aretha Franklin’s funeral — a funeral unlike any I’ve witnessed in recent memory. We haven’t had a funeral like this since Maya Angelou’s. It was the most … Continue reading On Grande, Groping, Garb and Gospel: My Thoughts #ArethaFranklinFuneral #ArethaHomegoing

I Asked Ten Male Friends About Being Single, and Here’s What They Said…

I asked ten men about being single, and here’s what they said… Well, the title is a little bit of a teaser, and a little misleading. What really happened is that I asked ten male friends about why women always dominate the conversation around singleness or singlehood.  We always seem to be the ones who … Continue reading I Asked Ten Male Friends About Being Single, and Here’s What They Said…

Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist (Despite A Very Disappointing Vote on Women’s Ordination)

Inspired by Josephine Elia, Amy Lee Sheppard Ratsara, and Sikhu, I had begun to write this piece a day before Wednesday’s vote on women’s ordination.  But after Wednesday’s vote, I felt it all the more necessary to affirm that it is still okay to be proud to be a Seventh-day Adventist.  There still is cause … Continue reading Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist (Despite A Very Disappointing Vote on Women’s Ordination)

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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