Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is indeed a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the very Ground of Being and is inherently, objectively, and concretely on our side. - Richard Rohr   In the last few articles, we went on a tour through the doctrine of God, approaching it from the angle of postu

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

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 2: Why the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment Doesn’t Matter

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 2: Why the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment Doesn’t Matter

The saddest thing that could have happened to us, will be the saddest thing that could happen to us, and that is to become irrelevant. ― S. H. Khan Welcome back to part two of the series, “The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment”. In the introduction, I asked the overarching question, “Does the Investigative Judgment Matter?” in which I

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

Lions at the Throne: Approaching God Without Fear

Lions at the Throne: Approaching God Without Fear

Approaching God can be a scary proposition for mere mortals. After all, He is depicted as sitting in the sanctuary above, surrounded by a retinue of billions of angels, twenty-four elders, and four living creatures beyond human imagination. In the book of Daniel, He is seen surrounded by millions of angels as He begins the work of the investigative

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

The plot of this parable is straightforward: a sower sows good seed in his field, but an enemy corrupts the crop by secretly sowing weeds. The sower decides to let them grow together until the harvest—lest the wheat be lost—and then separate them, sending each to its proper destiny. Five characters populate the scene: the sower, the men, the enemy,