Early Adventism and the Apocrypha: The Question of Canonicity (Then)

Early Adventism and the Apocrypha: The Question of Canonicity (Then)

In this article, the sixth of our Early Adventism and the Apocrypha series, a saga exploring various books contained in early Adventist Bibles (and still retained in most Bibles around the world), we will discuss and explore the overall issue of canonicity within Seventh-day Adventism, rather than any specific individual work from within it. While

Reimagining Adventism, Part 7b: The Nature of Man and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 7b: The Nature of Man and Absurdity

We are not beings born totally depraved. We are beings in need of healing. - Jordan Sutton   In the 2017 sci-fi thriller “Life”, a space crew fights to survive an alien creature that is both hostile and seemingly impossible to destroy. As the film reaches its climax, however, there the viewer can discern a rising tension between nihilism and h

Charlottesville, the Border Wall, and the Third Angels Message: Part 2

Charlottesville, the Border Wall, and the Third Angels Message: Part 2

Justice to the Stranger   The Old Testament, in particular, is filled with admonitions against oppressing and committing injustice against strangers—those who today we would call immigrants.  The law of Moses was exceedingly clear on this point, in such passages as the following:   Thou shalt neither vex a stranger nor oppress him: for ye

Reimagining Adventism 7a: The Nature of Man and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism 7a: The Nature of Man and Absurdity

I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.—Rosalind Franklin   In her poem “Back to Being Human” the English poet Ms. Moem invites us to collectively regress “back” to something we have “lost” about ourselves—a thing which purportedly encapsulates all that it means to be who we are meant to be. Bu

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Sabbath Divine Service

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Sabbath Divine Service

November 2 Divine Service On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the North American Division President, Dan Jackson, preached for the Sabbath service during the North American Year-End Meetings. His sermon was based on Isaiah and the promise of comfort and hope given to a people in distress. In light of his retirement next summer, Jackson began his sermon

October 15, 2019 Annual Council Report (Tuesday Business Sessions)

October 15, 2019 Annual Council Report (Tuesday Business Sessions)

Tuesday Morning Business Session, Presided by Billy Biaggi, General Conference Vice President Selected Voted Action: The vote about deleting the paragraph below, which was tabled on Sunday was reopened and voted up with 170 (yes) to 65 (no). As a result, conference presidents from the division in which the annual meetings are held will not have voi