The Church a Backbone for Beautiful Faith

The Church a Backbone for Beautiful Faith

God’s Appointed Agency The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. Its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. Through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to “the principalities and powers in heavenly places,” the final and full display of the love of God (Ephesians 3:10). Many and wonderful are the promises in

Report: Adventist Theological Society Conference San Diego, 2019

Report: Adventist Theological Society Conference San Diego, 2019

For over thirty years, the Adventist Theological Society has been functioning as “an international, professional, nonprofit organization established as a resource for the Seventh-day Adventist Church to foster biblical, theological, and historical studies supportive of the Church’s message and mission.”[1] Among other projects, the society holds tw

Reimagining Adventism, Part 10b: The Church and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 10b: The Church and Absurdity

Teach me, O God… to breathe deeply in faith.—Soren Kierkegaard Imagine a scenario with me. You are an allied lieutenant during World War II. Your platoon is part of an assault on France aimed at liberating the country from its German occupiers. As the raid begins, you find yourself with a small company of stranded paratroopers. Radio checks indicat

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 9b: A Better High Priest

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 9b: A Better High Priest

Daniel lived most of his life as an exiled. In 605. B.C. he was forcefully uprooted by Nebuchadnezzar and moved from Judah to Babylon where he lived a long life – long enough to witness his captor, Babylon, capitulate to Medo-Persia. During the first year of Persian rule, Daniel searched the prophecies to understand the immediate future. Almost sev

Interview with David Williams: 17th Annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference February 13-15, 2020: “God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music”

Interview with David Williams: 17th Annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference February 13-15, 2020: “God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music”

“God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music” is an interesting title! Tell us more about it and why it was chosen for this year. Well, a few things. It’s circumstantial – the date that we chose is over Valentine’s Day. And while this is also a beautiful liturgical theme, people might just be thinking about love on February 14. I was

Book Review: Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil John C. Peckham

Book Review: Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil John C. Peckham

The issue of theodicy goes centuries back and has been summarized by Hume in Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion as follows: Epicurus’s old questions are yet unanswered. Is he [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?[i] I

Reimagining Adventism, Part 10a: The Church and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 10a: The Church and Absurdity

It’s unbearable to be able to look through that door and glimpse all the people you could have been and know that out of all of them, this is the one you became.—Reichmarshal John Smith The Web of Insanity We Created In the Amazon alternate history web series The Man in the High Castle, a parallel universe is depicted in which the Axis powers (Ital

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 9a: A Better Messiah

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 9a: A Better Messiah

In Daniel 8 we learned that the prophet was taken in vision to Susa and shown several things, including the conquest of Babylon by Medo-Persia. Chapter 9 occurs after the new empire established world supremacy. We are in the year 538 B.C. when Cyrus rules Medo-Persia, with Darius as cogent in Babylon.[i] Prophetic messages had been given to Israel

Up-and-Coming Women of Adventism: Claudia Allen, Champion for Social Justice

Up-and-Coming Women of Adventism: Claudia Allen, Champion for Social Justice

Question 1: Can you share a little about yourself and your background? How long have you been an Adventist?   Well, I’m an African-American and I was born in Illinois so I’m from the Midwestern part of the United States. My dad is from the southside of Chicago, Illinois and my mom grew up on the westside of Chicago. My grandmother is from Detr