Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is indeed a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the very Ground of Being and is inherently, objectively, and concretely on our side. - Richard Rohr   In the last few articles, we went on a tour through the doctrine of God, approaching it from the angle of postu

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

The Christian God is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust. - Thomas Jefferson What are we talking about when we talk about God? The answer differs depending on who you are and who you are interacting with. For the traditional Christian talking about God revolves around exploring his attributes such as omnipotence

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4a: God and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4a: God and Absurdity

"Because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord… I have lost all things." — Paul   The absurdity of life is an experience—or a way of being—that many of us born and raised in Christianity are entirely unfamiliar with. We can dialogue back and forth about it in an abstract sense, but we can never truly experience it. However, t

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performs first pediatric robotic fundoplication in Inland Empire

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performs first pediatric robotic fundoplication in Inland Empire

  Loma Linda, CA, August 19, 2019 — Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performed a robotic-assisted Nissen fundoplication surgery in July on a young patient, ridding him of lifelong painful reflux issues and further extending the hospital’s use of robotic surgery for children.   Edward P. Tagge, MD, pediatric surgeon at LLU Childre

Dedication of a new Adventist hospital in the U.S. state of Maryland

Dedication of a new Adventist hospital in the U.S. state of Maryland

  Thursday, August 8, marked a momentous occasion that has been more than a decade in the making. The doors of Adventist Health Care’s brand-new White Oak Medical Center(WOMC) were opened. Special guests, including Seventh-day Adventist World Church president Ted N.C. Wilson, filled the lobby for the long-anticipated dedication ceremony. Erik

Reimagining Adventism, Part 3: Evangelism, Church, and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 3: Evangelism, Church, and Absurdity

"If we distance ourselves and our point of view, a culture will always look peculiar to us." — Shahar Fisher We are nearly ready to begin reimagining Adventism. So far, we have seen three very important points that call us to reimagine our evangelistic approach. The first is that the secular mind is immersed in absurdity—an experience most people o

Proof-texts in Context, Part 10: Christian Behavior

Proof-texts in Context, Part 10: Christian Behavior

The tenth installment of our Proof-texts in Context series will focus on SDA Fundamental #22—Christian Behavior. For those who would like a more detailed synopsis of why we are publishing this series, please refer to the introduction to the first installment. Without further ado, let’s proceed to our study. Exodus 20:4–5—“You shall not make for you

Is God Okay with Genocide? Part 3

Is God Okay with Genocide? Part 3

Initially, the discussion on genocide in the Joshua campaign was limited to a two-part series. I wrote my contextualizing piece, trying to place the story in its own context and left it at that. Typically, I find that satisfactory. After all, I am an exegete, not a theologian in the classical sense. My job is to understand what the text meant and I