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The exhaustion of Session sets in

This morning was the first morning that I hadn't leapt out of bed when the telephone rattled into life beside me.The 6 a.m. wake-up call did its job but diving beneath the duvet seemed a preference to...

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Adventist Church 'not immune to change'

Having finished my supper, I paid the bill at a downtown diner late last night and my passing words to the waiter were "keep the change." On the walk back to my hotel I wondered whether anybody ever...

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Out of this world busyness -- and fun

It's out of this world. Well, it's out of my world anyway.This extravaganza we call the General Conference Session; this monolithic Congress Center and vast Georgia Dome; this massive, modern and...

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Could it be time for change?

I gave 40 years of good service to my employers, but was ready for retirement when it came. The prospect of no longer being answerable to a boss seemed attractive, but that proved a misconception. I...

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The massive undertaking in Atlanta

My childhood memories include holidays by the sea and the writing of picture postcards to grandparents, Auntie Hilda and Uncle Bert. Year after year, the opening line developed into a recurring theme...

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'People of Hope' meet a city of hope

The Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed, "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future."While the eminent scientist was speaking tongue-in-cheek, an essential truth is...

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