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Just like an after church fellowship lunch, Potluck is where members of the Columbia Union Conference can share what they've cooked up in terms of spiritually-based music, literature and arts. Have a book, recording or project to share? Email us at visitor@columbiaunion.net.


Book Release: Refreshed

Interview by Taashi Rowe
Published 12/4/13

Raj Attiken, who will retire at the end of the year as president of the Ohio Conference, recently wrote the monograph Refreshed: A New Paradigm for Church Leadership. For more than 10 years, Attiken and his team have practiced the principles outlined in the monograph with “intended outcomes and unintended consequences,” he says. He put pen to paper at the urging of fellow leaders in North America who noticed those results. READ MORE


Book Release: Sacred Texts and Social Conflict

Interview by Taashi Rowe
Published 11/13/13

Olive Hemmings, PhD, who has taught New Testament studies at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., for 11 years, recently published Sacred Texts and Social Conflict. The book discusses women’s ordination—a rather timely topic as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is currently grappling with the issue. Hemmings said the book came out of her doctoral studies on theology, ethics and culture at Claremont Graduate University in California. In it, she looks at the ongoing debate over women’s ordination, which now spans three centuries.  READ MORE AND SEE PHOTOS


Book Release: The Skull and The Cross

Interview by V. Michelle Bernard

The skull and the cross have a lot in common argues Ohio Conference pastor Tom Hughes in a new book, The Skull and the Cross. Hughes, pastor of the Newark Community church, has ministered to motorcyclists for 40 years and says he wrote the book to show “skulls were originally Christian symbols.”  READ MORE




Potluck Archives 2013