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

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

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Day 3 of ASI brought a truly high Sabbath, starting with a powerful message from General Conference President Ted Wilson and capped off by outgoing ASI president Frank Fournier. Elder Wilson praised the members of ASI for their tireless dedication to sharing Jesus in the marketplace and beyond, stating that “ASI is everywhere, and it is building Go

The One Project: Yes, It Can Be Controversial

The One Project: Yes, It Can Be Controversial

From all the hype I’d heard about the One project, I was expecting one of two things from this weekend (or perhaps some of both): 1. the most profoundly moving and challenging spiritual experience of my life; or 2. some sort of candlelight meditation where we sit in a circle with eyes closed and chant in unison. What I have found so far is neither,

100 Years Ago Today: Ellen G. White’s Funeral

100 Years Ago Today: Ellen G. White’s Funeral

When Ellen White died in July 1915, three funerals and a graveside service memorialized her life of ministry. An estimated 5,400 people attended these services. The first funeral was held July 18 on the lawn at her home in California, known as Elmshaven. A second was held the next day in Oakland, California. The third and largest service was held o

GC Session 2015: North American Perspectives

GC Session 2015: North American Perspectives

This second perspectives article focuses on the North American Division and the particular challenges it faces following the 60th General Conference Session. Given the split opinions on various issues, the conversation going on in the NAD may pioneer a way forward for the global church community. As we continue wrestling with our differences, we in

GC Session 2015: Perspectives from Around the World

GC Session 2015: Perspectives from Around the World

No venue makes more apparent the extent of diversity in the Seventh-day Adventist Church than the quinquennial worldwide meetings—the General Conference Session. As we rub shoulders with each other for days in a row; as we take in known, shared, cherished beliefs in unknown, singular sounds; as we observe the obvious external differences such as sk