Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

One of the most debated questions about sin is how the sin of Adam and Eve has affected humanity. Throughout the history of Christianity, this issue has been taken two broad directions: some held to a pessimistic view of humankind in which the original sin had a major impact on human nature, and therefore human beings cannot choose good; others too

Shut-in But Not Shut-out

Shut-in But Not Shut-out

James has been a loyal founding member of his large church family for many decades. For much of that time in the early years, he was the one to check up on missing members who had not been seen for a while. He would try to phone them and send a card if he could not get hold of them.   Now James has fallen ill and unexpectedly he hasn’t bounced

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

It is difficult to see how much of the language concerning the nations is applicable today. I say that because sometimes the nations are God’s instrument to punish His covenant people[1] and sometimes God gives messages about His judgment against the nations.[2] I find it interesting that modern notions of social justice that try to utilize the Heb

Hoping for a Better World Than John Lennon Ever Imagined

Hoping for a Better World Than John Lennon Ever Imagined

Looking for Jesus   Hankow, China, mid–1930s. A missionary family is having their morning devotions. Little Billy Clark listens with rapt attention as they read about the second coming of Christ in the Great Controversy: Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man's hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the