Our Problem With Authority Part 3: What if the Church is Wrong?

Our Problem With Authority Part 3: What if the Church is Wrong?

In part two of this series, we discussed that God has earthly representatives to whom He has delegated authority—specifically parents, governments, and the church. We also discovered that these authorities cannot be taken lightly, since disregarding them is as disregarding the voice of God. However, we pointed out that since these delegated authori

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Perfection. One word–so much power. Power to spur unto growth, and power to discourage and demean. Power to challenge our best yet, and power to make us give up in the face of the unattainable.   “Be perfect, as God is perfect,” says Jesus in Matthew 5:48. Not only is “perfection” a powerful concept in and of itself, but it is also a biblical

The Adventist Way to Financial Success, Part 4 – How to Make the Best Education and Career Choices

The Adventist Way to Financial Success, Part 4 – How to Make the Best Education and Career Choices

  “We make decisions, and then they turn around and make us.” E.M.B Financial decisions rarely are dramatic or life-altering when you make them. Instead they steadily accumulate over a lifetime and by the time you really begin to focus on them, it’s often too late. The single most important lesson you can learn from this article is that there

How to Read Prophecy Part 1 – Promising Principles and Problematic Pitfalls

How to Read Prophecy Part 1 – Promising Principles and Problematic Pitfalls

As the people of God living in the last days, a perennial question that demands clarity is, “How should we study, understand, and apply the prophetic messages of the Bible?”[1] As I had the task of teaching on biblical prophecy several years ago, it became apparent to me that I was not as clear on the matter as needed. So,I started a journey to tak

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

The book God’s Character and the Last Generation is at once well-timed and long overdue. It is well-timed because the topics presented are of massive importance for those of us believing or hoping to live in the last days of our corrupt earth’s history, and it is long overdue because some of the problems discussed have troubled the Adventist church

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 1: Jesus the ‘Monogenes’

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 1: Jesus the ‘Monogenes’

Throughout the centuries, the subject of the divinity of Christ, within the context of Christendom, has been much investigated. Just within the context of Adventism itself, the topic has been a subject of major contemplation. The reason that I have chosen to join the conversation, is not for the purpose of argument, but because of a deeper, more pr

The Adventist Indiana Jones: Hoax or Hope? Part 1

The Adventist Indiana Jones: Hoax or Hope? Part 1

In my previous article, I explained how archaeology doesn’t do a very good job of finding specific proofs of the Biblical record. It focuses more on trends and gives windows into what life was like in the ancient world rather than preserving, with a few exceptions, specific events. Thus, instead of using archaeology as an apologetic tool, we should

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus pt 2

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus pt 2

In part 1 of this series, I began by setting the stage for the path God would take me in life. I noted the importance of having a solid foundation in the scriptures coupled with the freedom to explore diversity and question beliefs for myself. While I did not know it at the time, the path of my education would start in institutional Adventism and t