Shut-in But Not Shut-out

Shut-in But Not Shut-out

James has been a loyal founding member of his large church family for many decades. For much of that time in the early years, he was the one to check up on missing members who had not been seen for a while. He would try to phone them and send a card if he could not get hold of them.   Now James has fallen ill and unexpectedly he hasn’t bounced

Adventism 202, Part 3: Searching for God’s “John Hancock” in the Bible

Adventism 202, Part 3: Searching for God’s “John Hancock” in the Bible

In the previous article, I proposed that one of the major problems in Adventism today is a lack of deep understanding of our doctrines as a holistic system. Many Adventists seem to think that our teachings are simply a list of beliefs (the 28 Fundamentals). Furthermore, because many Adventists do not have a systematic understanding of our doctrines

Adventism 202, Part 2 Beyond List Theology

Adventism 202, Part 2 Beyond List Theology

In the previous article, we identified a deficiency in the discipleship and reorientation of converts to the Adventist faith, namely a lack of theological growth and maturity in seeing Adventist doctrine as an interconnected whole as opposed to a list of statements. We then began our journey together towards a systematic view of Adventist doctrine

Islam Projected to Pass Christianity in the 21st Century

Islam Projected to Pass Christianity in the 21st Century

According to the latest Pew Research Center projections, Islam, with a 73 percent increase rate, will be the fastest growing world religion between now and 2050. At such a growth rate, Islam is positioned to pass Christianity in numbers by 2070. This Islamic increase is largely attributed to the highest fertility rate of 3.1 percent coupled with a