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

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

5 Biblical Principles for Sharing Hope

5 Biblical Principles for Sharing Hope

In an earlier post, I shared my experience as a Freshman at Stanford University coming into contact with a world of questions and, consequently, seeking to find and give a reason for the hope that I had in Christ. In future posts, I’ll engage with some of those questions and unpack how I discovered that Adventism speaks to them, but first, a confes

A God of Diversity

A God of Diversity

Traveling at impressive 64,000 km/h, the space probe Voyager 1 was launched into space 26 years ago to explore the planets of our solar system. After passing by Jupiter and Saturn, completing its initial mission, the probe prepared itself to leave the solar system. As it approached the 6 billion kilometer mark from Earth, Carl Sagan, the famous Cor

Taking Questions Seriously

Taking Questions Seriously

I grew up Adventist my whole life. Pathfinders, deacon as a teenager and young adult, Sabbath school leader. The whole nine yards. And I had an amazing experience. All of my closest friends are still Adventist, and most of them have no idea that I am now an atheist. So how did I go from a deeply committed, born-again and baptized Seventh-day Advent

Making God Known

Making God Known

The Church faces the challenge of modernity: America, along with much of the Western world, has become a post-Christian society. The reliability of Scripture, the existence of God, and other foundational truths of the Christian worldview are no longer broadly shared. Additionally, traditional authority structures have been replaced.   Whereas

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 1)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 1)

For over ten years, I've been meaning to start an article series entitled, 'Bible Prophecy for Atheists' with the tagline, 'Helping atheists interpret Bible prophecy correctly so they can attempt to refute it intelligently.' These days, however, I see the need to write an article with the same title--not for Atheists, but for Christians.   The

Rethink

Rethink

The church, like a losing general, has the nasty habit of fighting the last battle. By the time it has adapted its tactics, the challenge has moved on. Perpetually behind the times, forever on the back foot, stuck in the role of reluctant reactionary, losing ground. And that is how we find ourselves today, late to the party and still talking about

Can Science and Faith Co-Exist?

Can Science and Faith Co-Exist?

Since Charles Darwin first published his landmark work, On the Origin of Species, the fields of science and religion have continually clashed over the subject of origins. In recent decades, this long-standing controversy has escalated with the rise of so-called “new atheism,” championed collectively by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris an