Weimar Institute Granted Accreditation for Six Years

Weimar Institute Granted Accreditation for Six Years

Weimar, California — An Adventist institution known for its health evangelism and service achievements,  Weimar Institute, recently gained academic recognition through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) for a period of six years — retroactive to January 2018. In addition to noting

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 4)

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 4)

Welcome to the final article in the Alter-Protestant series. If you have been following this series, you will understand by now that Adventism is completely rooted in historic Protestant thought, while simultaneously adopting a whole new way of viewing the story of scripture. This new way has resulted in the most complete Biblical approach to the l

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 1)

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 1)

A couple of years ago, I ran into an article that was summarizing a talk given by an official in the church. Although I have since forgotten where the article was located, there is one thing I have not forgotten—the boiling sense of irritation I felt as I read a quote from this official complaining about the rising trend within Adventism to make ou

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

Sharing Space in the Sandbox

Sharing Space in the Sandbox

I am a counselor living in the southern United States, and have been directly involved with my community for over 20 years. In my work, I come across a wide swath of people—many of whom consider themselves “Christian,” but are from other denominations besides Adventism. Several years ago, my wife sent me an e-mail that first made me laugh, then mad

A Vision for the Church

A Vision for the Church

The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into

What Is the Church? Ephesians’ Cosmic Vision

What Is the Church? Ephesians’ Cosmic Vision

“The church is not just a building, it is the people.” “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a club for saints.” “The church should be the safest place on earth.”   That’s it. Those three statements exhaust the popular understanding of the church. Ecclesiology has essentially been reduced to a few catchphrases. They work well because they