Ted Wilson Prays and Meets with Influential Pakistani Leader

Ted Wilson Prays and Meets with Influential Pakistani Leader

Seventh-day Adventist Church president Ted N. C. Wilson prayed and shared biblical advice with an influential Pakistani leader even as he encouraged church members to shine as a light in Pakistan. Wilson, who was making his first visit to Pakistan, and an accompanying delegation were warmly welcomed by the leader of Pakistan’s Sindh province to his

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 6: Final Thoughts

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 6: Final Thoughts

“You can tell something isn’t right when all your heroes come in black and white.” — John Mayer In the previous five articles, I have made a simple case for the death and rebirth of the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment (PAIJ). Its death, I have contended, is not due to a flaw in the doctrine itself but to the way in which it has been constrained t

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

In this final installment of a series on Social Justice and the Minor Prophets, it is only fitting that we end with a picture of the End. Though Malachi was not the last biblical book to be written (Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles followed), there is a sense in which the prophetic voice gives a vivid culmination to the types of problems and solutions

Are Inauthentic Christians Responsible for the Rise of Atheism?

Are Inauthentic Christians Responsible for the Rise of Atheism?

Let me do a critical take on an old chestnut. Maybe it's not that old, but it's been around as long as I can remember. It has to do with “religion” being the main reason why people don't believe in God.   Brennan Manning (1934–2013) put it like this:   The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge J

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 5: Reteaching the Judgment

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 5: Reteaching the Judgment

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” — Victor Frankl   In the previous article, I introduced a possible reframing of the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment (PAIJ). This reframe provides relevance by interacting with the universal primary idea of suffering through a simple explanatory mechanic that in turn

The Lineage Journey

The Lineage Journey

“No way!” thought Samppa Muchenagumbo, an 11-year old Adventist student at St. Thomas Moore Catholic School in Blaydon, England. It was an ordinary day that changed when his Religious Education teacher announced that the class would watch a short video. The teacher, himself an atheist, wanted his pupils to use the ideas in the video to expand their

How to Redeem the Time Before It’s Too Late

How to Redeem the Time Before It’s Too Late

The gospel of Christ has little to fear from its open opponents. Its most dangerous foes are the pretended friends of Christ, who say, “I go,” but do not go. They profess to love the Lord Jesus, but through the deceptions of Satan, they work against Christ, because they are not doers of the word. He who is a friend of Christ studies the word of God

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 4: Reframing the Judgment

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 4: Reframing the Judgment

“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Welcome to the most anticipated article in “The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment” series. Up to this point, we have merely explored the empirical death of the landmark Adv