The Best Gift of Heaven

The Best Gift of Heaven

Supreme love for God and unselfish love for one another—this is the best gift our heavenly Father can bestow. This love is not an impulse, but a divine principle. Only in the heart where Jesus reigns is it found. “We love, because He first loved us.” Love modifies the character, governs the impulses and passions, and ennobles the affections. This l

Interview with David Williams: 17th Annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference February 13-15, 2020: “God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music”

Interview with David Williams: 17th Annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference February 13-15, 2020: “God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music”

“God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music” is an interesting title! Tell us more about it and why it was chosen for this year. Well, a few things. It’s circumstantial – the date that we chose is over Valentine’s Day. And while this is also a beautiful liturgical theme, people might just be thinking about love on February 14. I was

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, 5b: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, 5b: The Trinity and Absurdity

If there’s a God, why’d he make me? All of these flaws is all that I see. –Illenium & Call Me Karizma The ontological self-abandonment of God reveals that God is far from the self-interested being many religionists have made him out to be. Instead, God is other-centered. And yet, this very revelation drives us toward an ethereal riddle that tra