Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

The Christian God is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust. - Thomas Jefferson What are we talking about when we talk about God? The answer differs depending on who you are and who you are interacting with. For the traditional Christian talking about God revolves around exploring his attributes such as omnipotence

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

Leaked: Satan’s Diabolical Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Leaked: Satan’s Diabolical Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

I have roughly about 3600 words to share this diabolical plot. That isn’t a lot. As I write this urgent message, our church is at a crossroads. With controversy surrounding the last General Conference session and Annual Council, the church appears to be on the verge of an inevitable split. Something ominous this way comes. I am reminded of Paul Rev

Can We Prove That God Exists?

Can We Prove That God Exists?

The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. It is but feeble if it does not see so far as to know this. (Blaise Pascal)   No mortal mind can penetrate the secrecy in which the Mighty One dwells and works. Only that which He sees fit to reveal can we comprehend of Him. Reason must ackno

Why Does God Hide Himself from Unbelievers

Why Does God Hide Himself from Unbelievers

Perhaps that is too bold of a claim. After all, the Psalmist reminds us that “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and Paul argues that God’s “eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20).   Indeed, this is true now more than ever: we know the universe had a begin

The Future of Life and the Universe

The Future of Life and the Universe

Proclaiming that the world is coming to an end isn’t new to Christianity. Centuries have already passed since we began preaching that “the end of all things is near” (1 Peter 4:7).[1] The popular image of a solitary man walking through the streets holding a sign with the words “The end of the world is near” has already become a Christian cliché. Wh

Life Changing Power (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #13)

Life Changing Power (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #13)

I lived my entire life as an atheist before I first stepped foot into a Sabbath keeping church. I never went to church on Sunday, so it was not difficult for me to make any traditional transitions in going to church on Saturday. I was led out of atheism first by the book Steps to Christ, which led me to read the gospels, where my mind was totally b

Ryan Bell and Liberal Theologies

Ryan Bell and Liberal Theologies

Over the past 12 months, hundreds of news outlets and blog sites have covered Ryan Bell’s “gut-wrenching decision” to leave behind his faith and embrace atheism. Nothing, however, gives us a glimpse inside Bell’s mind like the article he penned for CNN himself. He writes, I questioned the problem of evils and God's general silence and inactivity. I