Millennial Adventists Who Identify as ‘Liberal’ Reject ‘Traditional’ Evangelistic Series Messaging, Survey Says

Millennial Adventists Who Identify as ‘Liberal’ Reject ‘Traditional’ Evangelistic Series Messaging, Survey Says

Young adult Seventh-day Adventists – whose place in the 18-to-34 age group is typically referred to as the millennial generation – aren't much interested in traditional Adventist evangelistic lecture themes, a new survey revealed April 19.   Only 21 percent of millennials who identified themselves as theologically "liberal" agreed with the sta

God’s 1040

God’s 1040

April 15 has come and gone—the dreaded deadline for Americans to submit their tax returns.[1] Regardless of the fact that most of us have our taxes taken out of our paychecks, Uncle Sam still demands a yearly reckoning. This year when I did my taxes, I was excited to receive a huge and unexpected refund. But a couple of years ago I was sweating a b

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2b: Indirect Characterization)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2b: Indirect Characterization)

Indirect characterization is achieved through various story elements such as actions, speech, relational dynamics, figures of speech, and literary techniques. Thus, Gehazi’s run after Naaman to ask for money reveals his greed, Elijah’s fleeing discloses his fear, and Cornelius’ alms-giving habits portray him as generous. Elisha’s prayer depicts him

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2a: Characters and Characterization)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2a: Characters and Characterization)

Many generations of Bible readers have found meaning through relating to Bible characters who share similar struggles and challenges, fight similar weaknesses, and fail and succeed time and time again in their own process of transformation. When we observe the Biblical characters closely, we gain a more intimate knowledge of them, and thus are able

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

A recent poll from Dalhousie University showed that Canada’s millennials are turning to vegetarian and vegan diets at “mind-blowing rates.”[1] However, one does not need such a poll to know that today’s young people are turning vegetarian and vegan in droves. In my hometown of Toronto, Canada, you can walk into any vegan restaurant establishment, a