A More Perfect Union: We Have This Hope

A More Perfect Union: We Have This Hope

What You Will Learn: The purpose of this four-article series is to help the reader to: Understand the basis on which theological unity in the Seventh-day Adventist church is built (see article 1: Unity and the Structure of Belief) Understand the role (a) hermeneutics and (b) theological method plays in establishing theological doctrine and unity (s

Dan Jackson on NAD/GC Compliance: “This Is a Time When We Must Pull Together”

Dan Jackson on NAD/GC Compliance: “This Is a Time When We Must Pull Together”

On September 15, 2017, Elder Dan Jackson, President of the North American Division, held a live webinar with ministerial directors and church administrators from across the NAD. The webinar centered around a number of topics, including the issue of union/division compliance with the General Conference (in the context of the 2015 women’s ordination

GC Session 2015: North American Perspectives

GC Session 2015: North American Perspectives

This second perspectives article focuses on the North American Division and the particular challenges it faces following the 60th General Conference Session. Given the split opinions on various issues, the conversation going on in the NAD may pioneer a way forward for the global church community. As we continue wrestling with our differences, we in

GC Session 2015: Perspectives from Around the World

GC Session 2015: Perspectives from Around the World

No venue makes more apparent the extent of diversity in the Seventh-day Adventist Church than the quinquennial worldwide meetings—the General Conference Session. As we rub shoulders with each other for days in a row; as we take in known, shared, cherished beliefs in unknown, singular sounds; as we observe the obvious external differences such as sk

What Do Adventists Believe Now?

What Do Adventists Believe Now?

Last week the General Conference (GC) in session approved numerous edits to the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s statement of fundamental beliefs. Since the Adventist Church website has not yet posted the updated document, we’ve combed through the session proceedings to bring you an unofficial version of the new wording. (Update – Dec. 14, 2015: The