Trust and the Body of Christ

Trust and the Body of Christ

As the Adventist Church faces an ongoing dispute about how to relate to differences in polity and organization, I think that the following questions are quite revealing, and are answered similarly by those on the right and left of the church: 1. Do you trust God? 2. Do you trust Christ? 3. Do you trust the body of Christ? Wait, you say, that third

Submission as Resistance: Reflections on 1 Peter

Submission as Resistance: Reflections on 1 Peter

“I hate bureaucracy.” Have you heard that? Have you thought it? Is it necessary in the church that is supposed to be an organic body? Idealists often shout from the rooftops that we don’t need organization. I’ve even heard sermons condemning “church structure.” The irony is that those who oppose it either: (1) function within some other type of str