On September 11-12, 2009, the Sabbath in Africa Study Group presents a weekend seminar at the Miracle Temple in Baltimore, MD. Miracle Temple is a dynamic community focused church which is known for its enlightenment and empowerment ministries. Its visionary leader, Dr. Errol Stoddart, has graciously invited the Sabbath in Africa Study Group to participate in the innovative ministry of this unique congregation. Insightful presentations will be given by Drs. Charles E. Bradford, Keith Augustus Burton, Ganoune Diop, Joan Francis, Harold Lee, Bertram Melbourne, Doug Morgan, Emory Tolbert, and Sednak Yankson. The weekend seminar promises to be educational, inspirational and transformational, and is open to people of all faiths.
Newbold College Celebrates African Christianity
“It was extremely liberating for an African-American congregation to learn that Christianity on the continent of Africa actually pre-dated the arrival of the European missionaries,” says Furman Fordham, pastor of the Riverside Chapel church in Nashville, Tennessee. The learning resulted from presentations by Dr. Charles Bradford and the Sabbath in Africa Study (SIA) Group on Sabbath, February 23. More in the March 2008 newsletter.
Above: Kofi Owusu-Mensa, Bertram Melbourne, and Charles Bradford (l to r) sign books in Nashville. Photo: Stephen Richardson
“We have been informed and inspired, enlightened and edified,” said Dr. R. Clifford Jones, associate dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at the conclusion of the “Conversations on 2000 Years of Christianity in Africa and the Diaspora” at Andrews University, February 7-9. The Sabbath in Africa Study Group (SIA), Andrews’ faculty and students, and guest speaker Craig Keener, prolific biblical scholar and professor at Palmer Theological Seminary, joined for three days of presentations and discussions on the significance of African Christianity in history and for the future direction of the church. More in the February 2008 newsletter.
The latest “2000 Years of Christianity in Africa and the Diaspora” seminar took place in a setting where the spiritual vitality of that deeply-rooted heritage was very much in evidence as a living reality. Atlanta’s Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, into which 450 new members have been baptized in the past thirteen months, made the seminar part of its multi-faceted program on September 21-22, 2007. Tributes to an outstanding African American Christian leader, a new issue of Ministry magazine on Africa delivered in person by the editors, and the supporting presence of Oakwood College faculty and administrators were among the other distinctive highlights of this seminar.