A Place to Grow

A Place to Grow

Tossing and turning all night, 37-year-old Tim is a troubled soul. Raised in a Christian home Tim’s life has faltered along the way. Not everything has gone as planned and he had ended up taking a detour along the way. Caught stealing at work he not only lost his job, reputation and friends, he lost his faith in God as well. Everything seemed to be

The Life of Christ—An Example for Us

The Life of Christ—An Example for Us

The Early Years of Christ The first thirty years of the life of Christ were passed in the obscure village of Nazareth. The inhabitants of this village were proverbial for their wickedness, hence the inquiry of Nathanael: “Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?” The evangelists say but very little in regard to the early life of Christ. With

Returning to God

Returning to God

As the manager of a Christian charity shop, I often have conversations about faith that people who meet me soon start. They usually try to make a connection by telling of someone they have known in their family or friends who had a connection to faith, church, and belief. Often it is of a life of dedication and service or a life turned around that

Reimagining Adventism, Part 11a: The Remnant and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 11a: The Remnant and Absurdity

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death. — John F. Kennedy   In the previous article, we closed off by moving from the concept of church to the concept of the remnant. During that transition, I took for granted the acceptability of a theological construct like the remnant. However, the

Reimagining Adventism, Part 10d: The Church and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 10d: The Church and Absurdity

The reason most people don't go to church is because they've already been. – Mark Twain Before moving on from the concept and practice of church, there is one more angle I must encroach upon which would be imprudent to ignore. The angle that I speak of is the contemporary overarching motion of the church which, while transcending Adventism itself,