What Two Speakers at the 1888 Message Study Committee’s Conference Taught Me About Faith in God — And About God’s Faith in Man

What Two Speakers at the 1888 Message Study Committee’s Conference Taught Me About Faith in God — And About God’s Faith in Man

The recent 2018 conference of the 1888 Message Study Committee offered a rich assortment of messages designed to strengthen the faith of believers in what Ellen G. White called "a most precious message." In the first installment of my report on this event, I gave a general overview of the sessions presented. In this installment, I will employ a mor

Justin Khoe, Founder of ThatChristianVlogger, Is Pushing the Boundaries of Adventist Evangelism

Justin Khoe, Founder of ThatChristianVlogger, Is Pushing the Boundaries of Adventist Evangelism

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Justin Khoe, founder of the popular YouTube channel ThatChristianVlogger, is among a small group of Seventh-day Adventist videographers, speakers, and content creators who are pushing the boundaries of traditional Adventist evangelism in an age of digital disruption. Earlier this month, at the 2018 ASI convention, I spoke with Ju

Why a 130-Year-Old Event Still Impacts Adventism: Inside the 1888 Message Study Committee Conference of 2018

Why a 130-Year-Old Event Still Impacts Adventism: Inside the 1888 Message Study Committee Conference of 2018

Some 130 years after the General Conference session of 1888 sent shockwaves throughout the Seventh-day Adventist world, what Ellen White called “a most precious message,” delivered at that historic event, is still having an impact on the movement.   As many as 300 people gathered recently in Berrien Springs, Michigan—this author’s front yard,

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 5a: Repetition as a Literary Device)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 5a: Repetition as a Literary Device)

Repetition is the most frequently-used literary technique in Hebrew writing. As Robert Alter suggests, this is partly due to the fact that the stories compiled into Scripture were originally meant to be read aloud before the original audience.[1] Unlike a written narrative, where you can go back and review some missed points, in an oral exposition