After Discussion, Prayer, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Writing Committee Presents NAD Response to Recent GC Voted Document

After Discussion, Prayer, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Writing Committee Presents NAD Response to Recent GC Voted Document

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — On Nov. 4, 2018, the morning business session of the North American Division Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM) was devoted to a discussion on the voted General Conference (GC) document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions.” The GC Executive Committee, at its A

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 6a: Intercalations)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 6a: Intercalations)

Intercalations The term “intercalation” refers both to the writing technique by which an author inserts a story within another story, and the bracketed story itself. “Intercalation” is used interchangeably with “sandwich,” “interpolation,” and “interposition,” though scholars argue in favor of one or another for a more nuanced definition. An interc

“God Can’t Do That”

“God Can’t Do That”

It was one of those times when everything seems to go wrong at once. A broken relationship, dwindling bank balance, and dissatisfaction at work, among other things, left me wondering about my future and struggling with discouragement and anxiety. I would try to muster up my soul by reminding myself of encouraging quotes. “We have nothing to fear fo

Big Trick, No Treat

Big Trick, No Treat

October 31 holds great significance for many Christians including Seventh-day Adventists. The anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany is imminent. To say that this was a major pivot point in ecclesiastical alteration is a major understatement. Last year was the landmark quincentennial, and though 501

The Dangers of Spiritualism

The Dangers of Spiritualism

Satan’s Great Deception The doctrine of man's consciousness in death, especially the belief that spirits of the dead return to minister to the living, has prepared the way for modern spiritualism. If the dead are admitted to the presence of God and holy angels, and privileged with knowledge far exceeding what they before possessed, why should they

Renewed Interest in Prophecy of Daniel 11: Report from the Conference at Village SDA Church, October 19-20

Renewed Interest in Prophecy of Daniel 11: Report from the Conference at Village SDA Church, October 19-20

During October 19-20, the Village Seventh-day Adventist church in Berrien Springs Michigan hosted a Daniel 11 Prophecy Conference. It was historic, in that it was the largest conference in Seventh-day Adventist history specifically focusing on the prophecy of Daniel 11. With twenty-one speakers, including both scholars, evangelists, and especially