Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 5: The Death of the Eternal God

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 5: The Death of the Eternal God

In continuation of the last article, we focused more on the eternal life of the Son of God, even the reality of his eternal nature or essence. Not by coincidence, this reality is brought out more in His incarnation, and even more at the cross, than in any other place in Scripture. Though we cannot understand the infinite gravity of what happened on

A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

In my late teens I joined a conservative Adventist ministry, where over the next decade I experienced—along with many blessings—spiritual, sexual, and psychological abuse. The directors of the ministry held very strict rules about dress, diet, and lifestyle—spoken and unspoken. For instance, the spoken rules required women to wear long dresses at a

Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is indeed a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the very Ground of Being and is inherently, objectively, and concretely on our side. - Richard Rohr   In the last few articles, we went on a tour through the doctrine of God, approaching it from the angle of postu

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

In our first article, we noted the following statement by the apostle Paul regarding the authority of all Scripture in spiritual matters:   From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

What Happens When You Abandon God

What Happens When You Abandon God

For forty years after the doom of Jerusalem had been pronounced by Christ himself, the Lord delayed his judgments upon the city and the nation. Wonderful was the long-suffering of God toward the rejecters of his gospel and the murderers of his Son; but this long-suffering only confirmed the Jews in their stubborn impenitence. Terrible were the cala

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

The Christian God is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust. - Thomas Jefferson What are we talking about when we talk about God? The answer differs depending on who you are and who you are interacting with. For the traditional Christian talking about God revolves around exploring his attributes such as omnipotence

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Human Nature of Christ

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Human Nature of Christ

Many don’t realize it, but the very first doctrine articulated in the New Testament is that of Christ’s human nature: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1).[1] People often wonder why the writers of Scripture included those long lists of genealogies—the “begats,” as some call them. I believe on