Sojourner Truth, the renowned ex-slave, abolitionist and women’s rights activist, died in her Battle Creek, Michigan, home in the early morning of November 26, 1883. Later that same day, the Battle Creek Moon announced: “The funeral will be held at the Tabernacle Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Eld. Uriah Smith officiating.” (2)15 min read
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“I wish I had known the importance of educating my children about sexual abuse,” the young mom shared in tears. “I didn’t feel I could say anything as a child because I feared no one would believe me,” said a young adult male, due to the perpetrator being a church leader.2 min read
A few months after I was elected president of the Illinois Conference in 2001, my wife and I took some visitors to the Hancock Building in Chicago. In the observation deck high above the streets of Chicago we could see for miles in all directions. While our guests were watching the sailboats out on the blue waters of Lake Michigan, I was on the other side of the deck staring out at the vastness that is Chicagoland.2 min read
Reaching out to your neighbors may seem like an intimidating task. However, for one church, what started as an evangelistic series flier left at a door turned into a massive community project that now touches the lives of hundreds of people every Sabbath afternoon.3 min read