Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther As we continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, along with the many achievements resulting from it, it can be easy for us to forget that these men and women were far from perfect. Writing on Luther’s view of the Jews, Bernard Howard gave this candid view: Luther is to me both hero and anti-he

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 3: Attendee Impressions)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 3: Attendee Impressions)

Impression #1 I’ve enjoyed it so far. Overall at this point I think it is in line with what I believe, and the way I try to live my life. I agree with the concepts of it. It’s just been a few things that I feel like people need to be careful with. The way they touch on the subject, giving it importance, but not going overboard. Like in regards to t

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 2: The Sunday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 2: The Sunday Presentations)

Protest of the Center (Colossians 1:16-18) Brandy Kirstein is a stay-at-home mom, pastor’s wife, and doctoral student in family nursing practice in Collegedale, TN. She began her presentation by noting that, for a long time, the earth was believed to be the center of the universe. One of the reasons why this was deemed true was the conviction that

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

This past weekend (October 21-22), I attended The One project gathering in Atlanta, GA. As you may know, this event is the third-to-last conference before The One project shuts down. As a student of systematic theology with particular interest in hermeneutics (biblical interpretation), I was particularly drawn to this gathering, given the theme ann

10.11 Annual Council 2017: Ending on an Uplifting Note

10.11 Annual Council 2017: Ending on an Uplifting Note

The last day of the 2017 Annual Council was filled with inspiration. It truly brought this year’s meetings to an end in a positive and uplifting way. Elder Wilson's introduction to the morning worship set the tone for the day. He informed the delegates that Wayne Blakely, the speaker from Coming Out Ministries, was uniquely positioned to help the c

10.10 Annual Council 2017: The Bucket Is Leaking

10.10 Annual Council 2017: The Bucket Is Leaking

The third day of the 2017 Annual Council began rather anticlimactically. There were looks of joy and looks of sorrow, looks of defeat and looks of gloating. All in all, however, the atmosphere was one of peace. The morning's business session focused around nurture & retention of members within the Adventist church. Dr. David Trim, with his dry

10.9 Annual Council 2017: How Muddy Can It Get?

10.9 Annual Council 2017: How Muddy Can It Get?

Monday was the day—the big day. This was the day when Annual Council was to discuss proposals for church unity and reconciliation. It was a day that was expected to be volatile and filled with anger—a day that could split the Church. What happened was not what was expected. The morning began with a worship from Heidi Carpenter and Ranela Kaligithi,