Reimagining Adventism, Part 9a: The Gospel and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 9a: The Gospel and Absurdity

I worry we, like Pontus Pilate, are too quick to wash our hands. – Dorena Williamson In his article, “Isn’t it Time for a New Mission Story?” activist and author Craig Greenfield makes a startling observation about missionary work among Buddhist cultures. “[U]nder Buddhism”, Craig asserts, “for a god to ‘love the world’ would be shameful and strang

Why Desmond Ford was Wrong About the Sanctuary, Part 3

Why Desmond Ford was Wrong About the Sanctuary, Part 3

The gospel according to Holy Scripture is not the gospel according to evangelical Christianity.  The latter so-called “gospel,” by which key Adventist doctrines are being faulted and condemned, is not found in the Bible.  The true gospel of Scripture is fully and completely in harmony with the Biblical doctrine of Christ’s ministry in the heavenly

Charlottesville, the Border Wall, and the Third Angels Message: Part 1

Charlottesville, the Border Wall, and the Third Angels Message: Part 1

The late U.S. presidential historian Theodore White once wrote that America is “the only peaceful multi-racial civilization in the world”,[1] though exactly how “peaceful” is a question of considerable debate in light of both history and the continuing crisis of race in the United States of America.  But White is indisputably correct that the uniqu

Adventist School’s Colorful Fundraiser for Christchurch Victims

Adventist School’s Colorful Fundraiser for Christchurch Victims

Longburn, New Zeland -- group of New Zealand high school students is fundraising for the Christchurch mosque shooting victims, with the “power of flowers” and a message of shared humanity. Amelia Tyrrell, 17, and her fellow Longburn Adventist College prefects have gathered $NZ600 ($414USD) from their classmates to send to the victims of Friday’s te

Who’s Your TRUE Daddy?

Who’s Your TRUE Daddy?

“OH YEAH! That’s right! I’m going to college for FREE!” I came into the living room of our home in time to see my son gleefully dancing as if he’d won the lottery. Before I even had a chance to ask why he was so ecstatic, he blurted out, “Daddy, did you know that Mama is part Jewish?!” I am Puerto Rican, so by definition I—and he and his sister, by

Fighting Against Ourselves (Lesson 9, 2017 Q4)

Fighting Against Ourselves (Lesson 9, 2017 Q4)

In the previous lesson commentary, we focused on some of the hermeneutical problems we face when attempting to make sense of the first section of Romans 7. This will come in handy when we explore next week's lesson. This week, we are studying Romans 8, which is a response to the second part of chapter 7; thus, we will need to briefly look at that f