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May 3, 2010

My answer to Erik Jones

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Erik Jones, a member of the United Church of God’s Akron, Ohio congregation, wrote a letter to the Council of Elders dated April 28, 2010. In his letter Erik makes a false statement about my position on the question of centralized training for ministers. (more…)

December 18, 2009

Rest in peace

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One thing I won’t miss about serving on the United Church of God Council of Elders are the teleconferences. (more…)

December 9, 2009

Stepping down

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Today I stepped down from the United Church of God Council of Elders. (more…)

August 14, 2009

Drive to Mobile & German court ruling

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With the Council of Elders meeting having ended yesterday, we drove back to Mobile, Alabama today from Cincinnati. (more…)

August 10, 2009

Council of Elders hosts picnic

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The Council of Elders hosted a picnic today for employees of the United Church of God Home Office. (more…)

August 7, 2009

Drive to Cincinnati

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Council of Elder committee meetings will take place on Sunday, which means we drive to Cincinnati today. (more…)

May 27, 2009

UCG’s new Speaking Guidelines

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The United Church of God Council of Elders has approved new guidelines for UCG elders speaking to non-UCG groups. (more…)

May 20, 2009

Late Night Logistics

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Serving on a Council of Elders committee gets a little challenging when three continents are represented on the committee. Especially when the committee needs to discuss something via a teleconference. (more…)

May 12, 2009

Council of Elders retreat (Day 3)

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The Council of Elders 3 day retreat ends today. (more…)

May 10, 2009

Council of Elders retreat (Day 1)

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The Council of Elders is having a 3 day retreat beginning today. (more…)

November 10, 2008

Conflict of Interest?

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A former Ambassador College classmate wonders about my selection to the Council of Elders. (more…)

May 22, 2008

First impressions

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As a designated Council of Elders member, I was asked to attend the CoE meeting this week. A new but familiar experience. (more…)

May 18, 2008

"New on the Council"

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That was the picture caption on Vic Kubik's website, known as "Kubikistan" on an anti-COG website. However, the picture might convey a false impression. (more…)

April 16, 2008

Council of Elders nominee

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"It is an honor to be nominated by your peers for the Council of Elders," was the first part of an email I received last month. (more…)

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