After ignoring this issue for most of my ministry, I was asked in 2012 to be on the TOSC Theology of Ordination Study Committee @ the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. A sobering experience . . . Here my personal summaries and perspectives, though the topic is not my research or ministry focus anymore. For my practical track record my opinions matter little - simply check with the women in ministry I have interacted with or taught.
My Research & Perspective on Women's Ordination
A 1-page Summary of Texts, Quotes, and Issues
May be distributed freely.
To Print: Two-sided, Landscape, Layout Short-Edge Binding
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An accessible, comprehensive study on gender and ordination. This is the culmination of a year of praying, studying, debating, and pondering this important issue. Please read it in the same spirit that I wrote it: with love and humility, but also with a passion for truth and the preservation of God-given roles and purposes. Updated Sept. 28, 2014
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A summary on ordination texts and issues in Spanish
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A short book, answering many questions and issues on women's ordination.
Adventist Ordination Crisis.pdf
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Comparing the current ordination crisis to the rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram: https://vimeo.com/132465091
A response to Ty Gibson on Ordination (by Clinton Wahlen):
Clinton Wahlen's Comprehensive Book on Women's Ordination FREE!
In English, Spanish, and Portuguese:
A brief study by Don Mackintosh on the connection between women's ordination and the Ten Commandments. Worth reading!
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An open response to the Seminary's Statement on Headship
Appeal to Seminary Oct 2014.pdf
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Presentation on the Topic of Ordination
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The NAD Minority Report on Women's Ordination
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Perspectives On Other Topics
A document listing some potent quotes in regards to feast day keeping.
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Intriguing sermon on dress, by Pastor Al Martin (nonSDA):
Dr. Karl Tsatalbasidis' presentation on the emerging church:
Session 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBjlANlzGS0
Session 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHG216wQcTU
Session 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLM9Dlz_OE
Session 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3bZ1Wh1IpE