Curing Sadventism, Part 3: The Punch Line

Curing Sadventism, Part 3: The Punch Line

In an essay published in 1967 Walter Wagoner pondered America’s “folksy and largely uncritical denominationalism” whose Christianity reflected a “less than maturity in matters satire.” Acknowledging that religious satire must “run an extraordinarily delicate course,” he considers it essential for handling the “idolatries of the godly”—which can uni

GC Blog Bonus: What to Expect on Wednesday

GC Blog Bonus: What to Expect on Wednesday

The issue of women’s ordination will be the main point of discussion for the entire day, and it is possible that it could continue beyond the allotted time. The question that is being presented before the delegates for deliberation has been carefully constructed and prayerfully considered. It reads, After your prayerful study on ordination from the

GC Blog Day 5 (Monday, July 6): Forward Progress

GC Blog Day 5 (Monday, July 6): Forward Progress

Today’s business meeting discussion was dominated by an examination of the Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Before the business of the day transpired, Elder Wilson appealed to the delegates to follow parliamentary procedure and addressed the issue of voting. He pleaded with delegates not to use the Point of Order as a means

GC Blog Day 3 (Sabbath, July 4): From the Sabbath Sofa to an Ebola Hospital

GC Blog Day 3 (Sabbath, July 4): From the Sabbath Sofa to an Ebola Hospital

It was a blessed Sabbath in the Alamodome as Adventist mission was the resounding message in every program. Sabbath School was taught by Gary Krause from Adventist Mission and the directors from the Institute of World Mission. The mission feature for Sabbath School caught me a bit off guard: an emphasis on deaf ministries, and the announcement that