It’s All About Worship

It’s All About Worship

I live in Georgia, and several weeks ago the Governor of our great state signed a very restrictive abortion bill that has made a lot of people very angry! So angry, in fact, that Netflix, Disney, and several other entertainment powerhouses clearly stated, that due to this new law, they would no longer be producing entertainment in Georgia—effective

October 17-19, 2019 Jesus and Politics Conference, Andrews University

October 17-19, 2019 Jesus and Politics Conference, Andrews University

On October 17-19, Andrews University will host a conference entitled Jesus and Politics: Christians, Liberty, and Justice Today, “featuring experts in church history, theology and activism, seeking to translate biblical teachings to our day through careful study, thought, and dialogue.” The following is an interview with Dr. Nicholas Miller, profes

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

We settled into the soft velvet covered seats in DC’s E Street Cinema, just around the corner from Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln assassination fame. We were here to view One Child Nation, a documentary about the China one-child policy. We may be a little more interested than most because our son was born in China and we adopted him a year ago. He was b

Reimagining Adventism, Part 6a: Creation and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 6a: Creation and Absurdity

The secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company. - Rachel Naomi Remen   The topic of creation is arguably the most difficult to address when it comes to secular outreach. On the one hand, the cultures prosaic embrace of the theory of evolution means most people simply accept it

Reimagining Adventism, 5b: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, 5b: The Trinity and Absurdity

If there’s a God, why’d he make me? All of these flaws is all that I see. –Illenium & Call Me Karizma The ontological self-abandonment of God reveals that God is far from the self-interested being many religionists have made him out to be. Instead, God is other-centered. And yet, this very revelation drives us toward an ethereal riddle that tra

#MeTooAndBeyond

#MeTooAndBeyond

Social activist Tarana Burke started the #MeToo movement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse in society. October of 2017, actress Alyssa Milano posted "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," relaunching the movement and bringing forth a plethora of confessions, including m

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

NAD Honors Historic Promotion of an Adventist Chaplain Serving in the U.S. Air Force

NAD Honors Historic Promotion of an Adventist Chaplain Serving in the U.S. Air Force

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries of the North American Division recognized Chaplain John Elliott of the United States Air Force on July 3, 2019, for his recent promotion to colonel. He is only the second Seventh-day Adventist Air Force chaplain to achieve the rank — the first was Chaplain David Buttrick, who was promoted in 2017. “Adventist Chaplain

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