Adventism: An Audacious Call (Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist, #1)

Adventism: An Audacious Call (Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist, #1)

Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist I belong to a community of faith—the Seventh-day Adventist faith—that is presently having its quinquennial, worldwide conference in San Antonio, Texas. I am not in San Antonio, but I too want to celebrate my identity. Identity I love being an Adventist because it gives me a sense of identity as an individual

Psychology: Friend or Foe? Part 1: The Bad Side

Psychology: Friend or Foe? Part 1: The Bad Side

“No way! Check this out!” I loudly exclaimed. Many years ago, while at the Adventist Book Center, I stumbled upon an Ellen White compilation I’d never even heard of: Mind, Character, and Personality. My wife looked at me, hit my elbow, and shushed me. Apparently I was being too loud. I couldn’t help myself; I was excited! In that instant I had foun

What Will the Comparison Be?

What Will the Comparison Be?

“The nurse is the last face a patient will see before they die. Jesus will be the next face they see when He returns. What will the comparison be?”—Anonymous During nursing school I was blessed with an opportunity to go to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. I was excited about the trip. Despite the depressing reviews I usually heard, the museu

The Paralyzing Segregation of Generations: Why Young and Old Need Each Other

The Paralyzing Segregation of Generations: Why Young and Old Need Each Other

It’s been 15 years since Roger Dudley’s book Why Our Teenagers Leave the Church became available in every Adventist Book Center, warning that our church is losing 40-50 percent of our young adults (p. 35). Church leaders have heard more recently from professors such as A. Allan Martin who say that our churches are actually losing 60-70 percent of t

The One Project: In Search of Community

The One Project: In Search of Community

Sunday at 1:1 Boulder was a full day, with six presentations, six “Recalibrate” discussions, and three Q&A sessions. Our Recalibrate group retained the same core participants throughout the day, and things went more smoothly as we got to know each other better. A few noteworthy points and quotes from today’s presentations: Peter (Japhet De Oliv