You could be right but we know for sure the woman part was a non starter I don’t know this for sure but i would go to Vegas betting TW knows his postitiom on WO
I am in agreement with Philip. There must be more of the serious and probing questions addressed not only to Dr Bryant now that he has assumed the leadership of the North American Division. These are the type of questions that should be directed to all pastors and individuals in leadership roles on a frequent basis.
In time we will know for ourseves who he is in reality, what he stands/ or doesnt stand for among so many other issues. I think this also speaks to the type of reporting and interviewing needed within the SDA Church. Questions that make the interviewee sit up and seriously think, questions that should keep the entire SDA leadership on their toes and make them more accountable to the congregations around the world.
In essence, we need a BBC Hardtalk programme model directed to the leadership of our church…
Just a hunch, Phil. What are the chances that TW wrote all the questions asked?
Hufff… He must be relieved that the interviewer was another guy and not you…
TW learned a lesson in SA and people had to do some quick CYA with voting machines to skim by and get the vote he wanted.
Since that time nothing including strategic placement of Captains in both the GC and Divisions has been left to
chance. ( and we thought Jimmy Hoffa understood manipulation ). Far too many members have been conditioned to avoid entertaining the concept that leaders can and do manipulate others to insure certain outcomes. Elder Bryant gets and deserves the opportunity to lead the NAD out of the captivity of discrimination. However we have had our hopes and dreams turn into “yet another disappointment “ far to often to be surprised when in 2025 we are once again talking about WO.
In his capacity as Communication Director, the interviewer is an appointee, whose position, along with the other departmental directors, will be up for review by the new NAD president in the near future. This may explain the softball kind of questions.
I hope he will soon be interviewed by a Spectrum interviewer. There is no “softball” with those people, they are tough and to the point!
(Unless they are looking for a job at the NAD!.. )
not much of a chance they weren’t!
but if all of this starts now that bryant is president, it could be seen as a form of racism…why should he be held to a higher standard than his white predecessors (although i’m pretty sure we’ve had a black president before)…
Indeed, genderism is far older than racism
A token-isn’t that synonymous with graven image?
In addition to a baccalaureate degree in business management, according to some sources he’ll be the first NAD president with an earned doctorate. I’m guessing he’s well aware putting him in charge meant the bar was raised much higher.
Quote from WO page;
unless he’s a “Ben Carson” type, the new NAD President should be an advocate for women’s ordination, ending racial injustice, and supporting Black Conferences.
Not certain how to untie this knot, or even if it should be…
You do realize this isn’t someone who planned and campaigned to become NAD President, right? A few days ago, other people thought he would be good at the job, then a few hours before this interview, a committee confirmed he would get the job. You are expecting him to be interviewed like a politician about his agenda. That’s not how the church is supposed to work. Also, you know this is only for 10 months, right? GC is still happening in next May, when an NAD President will be elected (or re-elected.) This also isn’t politics. It’s not about trying to get a candidate who has an agenda matching your own elected. This is about praying and letting the Holy Spirit move people to put in place the person God thinks would be best at the job.
Also, you can pretty much guarantee answers of the new NAD President to your sort of questions, regardless of who it had been, would have been some form of the following: As a caretaker, I plan to spend the 10 months I have been elected NAD President for focusing on following where God leads, and supporting our church and communities through the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery.
I also think you might not be aware of what the NAD is doing currently or the role it is supposed to play. The NAD isn’t the leadership group of the church in North America. They cannot force the Unions, Conferences, or Pastors to do literally anything. All they can do is advise. They also don’t send you a bunch of stuff in the mail. They spend their money posting stuff online instead. Adventist Learning Community being a prime example.
As opposed to the next level up, where the (perhaps unheard) sound bite is
“I humbly accept becoming the Big President of the whole big huge church…”
Bryant was next in line. We have known for years that he would be the new NAD president. I’m OK with that.
You may be right that he would have offered banalities in response to intelligent and probing questions. But I am hopeful that he would have not.
And yes, I do understand the relationship between the NAD and the unions and conferences.
The gist of my comments is that the NAD president should aspire to accomplish something and that he should communicate those aspirations to the rest of us. I am inclined not to be unduly harsh on Bryant if he does not do so, because as I have previously noted, no new-elected administrator in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has ever done so.
Yes. Fair questions to ask newly-appointed administrators. I, for one, keep hoping the next person would do better.
Really? Wow… it actually is all about that regardless of the lip service being given as to what it is or what it should be.
The secret is out George @GeorgeTichy . The SDA church has no elections. We have confirmations instead also known as “Horse trading…”
I dully “cofirm” your statement, Elmer…
I would have more info on this all if my main “keet” had not died about a year and half ago. The remaining keets are good, but that one was just superb.
Have five new baby budgies in the nest this week. Hopefully some of them will be superb… Father is blue, mother is green.