Power-Under, Part 7: The Bottom Line

Power-Under, Part 7: The Bottom Line

  Day Seven: The Bottom Line Philippians 2:5-11; John 13:1-11 God’s response to the apostacy of Lucifer, and the temptation and fall of the human race, was to join together in forming the “counsel of peace” (Zechariah 6:13). The Godhead decided to send the Son to earth, to be born of a woman, born under the law, into sinful flesh, clothing His

Reimagining Adventism, Part 12b: Unity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 12b: Unity and Absurdity

“Autonomy and independence involve taking care of yourself—not doing things that diminish you.” - David Schnarch In the previous article, I introduced a simple approach to the doctrine of Christian unity as the one doctrine among all the others which—while often ignored in an academic or apologetic sense—happens to be the one Jesus declared would g

The Test of Christian Living

The Test of Christian Living

How are You Building? Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, an

Lessons from the Days of Noah

Lessons from the Days of Noah

The Days of Noah God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5).   The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his

Power-Under, Part 3: Power Matters

Power-Under, Part 3: Power Matters

Day Three: Power Matters Matthew 17:22& 23, 27; Mark 9:31& 32; Daniel To add to the brilliance of Jesus’ dealings with Peter, the miracle He worked for His divinity-slighting disciple, affirmed His divinity. Imagine Peter, as excited as a little boy, running to the shore, fishing pole in hand. Not only is he about to witness a miracle, but

Your Conspiracy will Backfire

Your Conspiracy will Backfire

It doesn’t take long for the crises of life to bring conspiracies to the forefront that persuade many. There’s just something about “knowing” information the rest of the world is not yet privy to that brings on a subtle thrill - chasing after the latest imaginative idea to fit into a broader elaborate, incredible framework. “I need evidence,” you s