Reimagining Adventism Part 6c: Creation and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism Part 6c: Creation and Absurdity

Those who are devoid of purpose will make the void their purpose. - Friedrich Nietzche   In the last two articles, we explored a meaningful way to approach creation with emerging post-church culture. We have seen that in our contemporary age, two approaches to human origin exist. One is the modernist approach that places its faith in science a

Reimagining Adventism, Part 6b: Creation and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 6b: Creation and Absurdity

I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in… but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted. – Jean Paul Sartre   In his debate with Ken Ham, American television presenter Bill Nye opened his remarks saying, “Here tonight we’re going to have two stories. And we can compare Mr. Ham’s story to the story fr

Reimagining Adventism, Part 6a: Creation and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 6a: Creation and Absurdity

The secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company. - Rachel Naomi Remen   The topic of creation is arguably the most difficult to address when it comes to secular outreach. On the one hand, the cultures prosaic embrace of the theory of evolution means most people simply accept it

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

The Compass Headlines 05-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 05-26-2017

Less than 4 out of 10 say God created man in present form, lowest in 35 years According to the latest Gallup, only 38% of Americans believe God created man in present form, which is the lowest in 35 years.  Approximately 75% of Americans still believe that God was involved in the creation of humanity in some way including the possibility of a divin