The delegates of the 60th General Conference Session voted to reelect Daniel R. Jackson to serve as president of the North American Division (NAD), along with 12 other presidents of the 13 divisions that make up the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Jackson will serve another five years as the president of the NAD, a position he has held since 2010.
this is EXCELLENT news…dan has spearheaded the movement in our church towards women’s ordination, and has been nothing but encouraging and affirming of our division, even though he’s been mischaracterized and greatly misunderstood…i think he’s had the most difficult job of all our leaders…
Jeremy, for you to use capital letters for the first time ever, this must actually be VERY good news… LOL
Yes, it’s a relief. I was very concerned with this position. Jackson’s reelection is actually a kind of a defeat to TW. But for us, it’s actually much more important to have someone good at the NAD because it affects us much more than the GC Prez.
We humans like to throw around the “Gods will” statement a bit to much. God is a part of all that goes on. I don’t know if either election fits into assurance that this’was Gods Will. Our God is so loveing and He wants man to be happy, but He may not be controlling every move we make.
I shared a joke with DJ in the Elevator last night.
I think that he was in tension relief mode too.
Spare a thought and a prayer for those whose sense of calling hangs on the Wednesday vote.
I see them in the Elevator too. If I read their countenance right, they smile with downcast eyes.
It must be a terrifying thing to be in a bear pit, where you don’t know which bears are friendly.
DJ(?) came through Indiana a few years ago. His wife is very much in favor of WO. I personally would have liked a new face there for various reasons. I think someone said that the NAD is loosing influence and I think that is so, again for various reasons.
However I do wish him God’s blessing in all he does.
I wonder how contentious it was in nomcom - assuming that is that deals hadn’t already been struck beforehand.
I see four main issues that progressive SDAs are focused on; the reelection of TW, the reelection of DJ, the creation statement, and WO. Perhaps DJ is the deal to give the NAD something when/if the other three don’t work out the way they hoped. Replacing DJ plus voting down WO would have been beyond discouraging for many and caused much upheaval I think.