Book Recaps Adventism’s African-American Triumphs and Tragedies

Book Recaps Adventism’s African-American Triumphs and Tragedies

“It is impossible to be truly affected by the redemptive aspects of scripture and not long for social as well as spiritual freedom” (pg. 226). This, you could say, was the lived drama that Calvin Rock sought to explore, and what an exploration it was. Dr. Rock is no stranger to the Seventh-day Adventist church’s roster of leaders. In fact, his dedi

If Adventists Are ‘People of the Book,’ Which Bible Translation Is Best? All of Them, One Author Says

If Adventists Are ‘People of the Book,’ Which Bible Translation Is Best? All of Them, One Author Says

There’s an old, old joke—did I mention it was old?—in Christian circles that if the Authorized, or King James, version of the Bible was good enough for Christ and the Apostles, it should be good enough for us today.   Knowledgeable folks know it’s a joke, because they know that (a) Jesus spoke Hebrew and Aramaic, not 16th Century English and (

The Love of God: A Canonical Model

The Love of God: A Canonical Model

The opening chapter of Peckham’s 2015 IVP Reader’s Choice Award-winning book introduces two major and conflicting models of Divine love: the transcendent-voluntarist model–an inheritance of classical theism, and the immanent-experientialist model–representing process theism. In classical theism, God is characterized as “self-sufficient, perfect, si

Jesus Wars: A Book Review

Jesus Wars: A Book Review

Did you know that: In the first centuries, the Christian church was organized in four great patriarchates (Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, and Constantinople)? These patriarchates were involved in very heated debates regarding the nature of Christ, the Trinity, and the nature of Mary, the mother of Christ? Two of the most important church councils were

Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement

Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement

I read the book Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement a few years ago for a class. It landed on my desk at an ideal time, just as I was pondering a number of controversial Bible passages on creation and the flood. Reading it was a reassuring experience–not because it explained everything or solved

Revisiting Postmodernism: A Book Review

Revisiting Postmodernism: A Book Review

Revisiting Postmodernism: An Old Debate on a New Era is a collection of papers presented at The First Symposium on Postmodern Sensitive Mission held in 2012 at Andrews University (Michigan). The articles, written from a variety of perspectives, offer the reader a good grasp of the intellectual and cultural shift called “postmodernism” (including ba

Reformation and the Remnant: Book Review

Reformation and the Remnant: Book Review

Looking to the Past “Have you, or someone you know, been burned by the hot-potato issues that Seventh-day Adventists are facing today?” That opening sentence drew me into The Reformation and the Remnant: The Reformers Speak to Today’s Church (Pacific Press, 2016), hopeful to find a path forward on some of the most controversial topics that have bee