A More Perfect Union: We Have This Hope

A More Perfect Union: We Have This Hope

What You Will Learn: The purpose of this four-article series is to help the reader to: Understand the basis on which theological unity in the Seventh-day Adventist church is built (see article 1: Unity and the Structure of Belief) Understand the role (a) hermeneutics and (b) theological method plays in establishing theological doctrine and unity (s

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 5b: Metaphor and Antithesis as Literary Devices)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 5b: Metaphor and Antithesis as Literary Devices)

Metaphor A metaphor is “a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics. In other words, a resemblance of two contradictory or different objects is made based on a single or some common characteristics.”[1] The Bible includes many metaphors,

Trust and the Body of Christ

Trust and the Body of Christ

As the Adventist Church faces an ongoing dispute about how to relate to differences in polity and organization, I think that the following questions are quite revealing, and are answered similarly by those on the right and left of the church: 1. Do you trust God? 2. Do you trust Christ? 3. Do you trust the body of Christ? Wait, you say, that third

Raw Questions, Relevant Answers: Youth-Hosted 3ABN Program Answers the Questions About Religion You’ve Been Afraid to Ask

Raw Questions, Relevant Answers: Youth-Hosted 3ABN Program Answers the Questions About Religion You’ve Been Afraid to Ask

Raw Questions, Relevant Answers, a newly-launched 3ABN program hosted by young adults Dee Casper, Michelle Doucoumes, and Mark Paden, is an experiment in engaging with the real struggles young people face, rather than acting as though they don’t exist.   In short, the youth-oriented program follows a Q&A format, with all questions submitte