An Open and Frank Letter to My Church’s Leaders

by Neroli Dobson  |  20 October 2019  | Dear Church Leaders in the South Pacific Division and the Australian Union Conference: This morning I was reminded of a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr.: “There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.” Challenged by these words from a great man of God, I must […]

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An Open and Frank Letter to My Church’s Leaders

by Neroli Dobson  |  20 October 2019  | Dear Church Leaders in the South Pacific Division and the Australian Union Conference: This morning I was reminded of a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr.: “There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.” Challenged by these words from a great man of God, I must […]

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An Open and Frank Letter to My Church’s Leaders

by Neroli Dobson  |  20 October 2019  | Dear Church Leaders in the South Pacific Division and the Australian Union Conference: This morning I was reminded of a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr.: “There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.” Challenged by these words from a great man of God, I must […]

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An Open and Frank Letter to My Church’s Leaders

by Neroli Dobson  |  20 October 2019  | Dear Church Leaders in the South Pacific Division and the Australian Union Conference: This morning I was reminded of a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr.: “There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.” Challenged by these words from a great man of God, I must […]

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One-Minute Homily: “The Time to Help is Now”

Is the parable of the dishonest judge and the persistent widow about bothering God into submission or something more? On this World Mission Sunday, Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on the pursuit of justice in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, October 20.

Will you help me now? Will you help me now? If I annoy you enough, will you eventually help me out?

Hi, I’m Brian Strassburger and this is my One-Minute Reflection.

The dishonest judge in today’s parable eventually caves in to the widow who continues to bother him by asking for a just judgment in her case.

What’s the takeaway for us? Are we supposed to bother God until we get what we want?

I don’t think that’s the real message here. The widow in the parable represents the poor and outcast of society. She is crying out for justice. Who will hear her plea?

The dishonest judge isn’t exactly a hero in this story, but even he eventually comes around to help. Can we do better than that? 

Today, on World Mission Sunday, we are being called to hear the cry of the poor and outcasts of society. Will we be slow to respond? 

Let’s not wait another minute more. Find a way this week, or even today, to help the poor and outcast of your community. Let’s start helping each other, right now.

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The Ministry of Missed Possibilities

by Edwin Torkelsen  |  19 October 2019  | Certain dates become important markers in our personal life because they represent the tipping point between before and after: birthday, wedding day, first-child-day. Our last day alive will certainly also qualify, though we are unable to remember it. Let’s hope someone else does. Most nations also have […]

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The Ministry of Missed Possibilities

by Edwin Torkelsen  |  19 October 2019  | Certain dates become important markers in our personal life because they represent the tipping point between before and after: birthday, wedding day, first-child-day. Our last day alive will certainly also qualify, though we are unable to remember it. Let’s hope someone else does. Most nations also have […]

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The Ministry of Missed Possibilities

by Edwin Torkelsen  |  19 October 2019  | Certain dates become important markers in our personal life because they represent the tipping point between before and after: birthday, wedding day, first-child-day. Our last day alive will certainly also qualify, though we are unable to remember it. Let’s hope someone else does. Most nations also have […]

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German Unions Respond to GC Excom “Warning”

19 October 2019f  | Public statement of the executive committee of the North German Union Conference (Der Vorstand des Norddeutschen Verbandeson, or NDV) concerning  a “warning” issued by the Executive Committee of the General Conference. The Executive Committee of the worldwide General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in its autumn session on October 15, 2019, issued […]

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German Unions Respond to GC Excom “Warning”

19 October 2019f  | Public statement of the executive committee of the North German Union Conference (Der Vorstand des Norddeutschen Verbandeson, or NDV) concerning  a “warning” issued by the Executive Committee of the General Conference. The Executive Committee of the worldwide General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in its autumn session on October 15, 2019, issued […]

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German Unions Respond to GC Excom “Warning”

19 October 2019f  | Public statement of the executive committee of the North German Union Conference (Der Vorstand des Norddeutschen Verbandeson, or NDV) concerning  a “warning” issued by the Executive Committee of the General Conference. The Executive Committee of the worldwide General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in its autumn session on October 15, 2019, issued […]

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German Unions Respond to GC Excom “Warning”

19 October 2019f  | Public statement of the executive committee of the North German Union Conference (Der Vorstand des Norddeutschen Verbandeson, or NDV) concerning  a “warning” issued by the Executive Committee of the General Conference. The Executive Committee of the worldwide General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in its autumn session on October 15, 2019, issued […]

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North German Union Responds to Annual Council Warning

The North German Union of Seventh-day Adventists released a statement on October 18, 2019 in response to the Annual Council vote on October 15 to warn this Union, along with several others, for taking “actions that are not in harmony with Working Policy and practices on credentials.” 

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North German Union Responds to Annual Council Warning

The North German Union of Seventh-day Adventists released a statement on October 18, 2019 in response to the Annual Council vote on October 15 to warn this Union, along with several others, for taking “actions that are not in harmony with Working Policy and practices on credentials.” 

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