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

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

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The gathering in Atlanta was the second “One project” gathering I attended, the first being in Seattle a few years back, which left me with an overall good impression. I like the idea (and practice) of being seated around the table and having time to process the information received during presentations. Hearing the Voice of the Attendees This is s

The Spiritualizing of Prophetic Interpretation

The Spiritualizing of Prophetic Interpretation

Our origin as a Christian denomination, our current mission and message, our upcoming dangers and temptations, and our subsequent central role in the closing scenes of earth’s history—all of this is rooted in Biblical prophecy. The ramifications of prophecy are therefore very extensive—so extensive that a correct understanding of prophecy is not on