Renewed Interest in Prophecy of Daniel 11: Report from the Conference at Village SDA Church, October 19-20

Renewed Interest in Prophecy of Daniel 11: Report from the Conference at Village SDA Church, October 19-20

During October 19-20, the Village Seventh-day Adventist church in Berrien Springs Michigan hosted a Daniel 11 Prophecy Conference. It was historic, in that it was the largest conference in Seventh-day Adventist history specifically focusing on the prophecy of Daniel 11. With twenty-one speakers, including both scholars, evangelists, and especially

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The gathering in Atlanta was the second “One project” gathering I attended, the first being in Seattle a few years back, which left me with an overall good impression. I like the idea (and practice) of being seated around the table and having time to process the information received during presentations. Hearing the Voice of the Attendees This is s

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 2: The Sunday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 2: The Sunday Presentations)

Protest of the Center (Colossians 1:16-18) Brandy Kirstein is a stay-at-home mom, pastor’s wife, and doctoral student in family nursing practice in Collegedale, TN. She began her presentation by noting that, for a long time, the earth was believed to be the center of the universe. One of the reasons why this was deemed true was the conviction that

The One Project: The ‘Jesus. All.’ Paradox (Part 3)

The One Project: The ‘Jesus. All.’ Paradox (Part 3)

It is the complex interplay between the religious factions within Adventism that gives rise to “once in a generation” ministries that have the ability to redefine the Church.[1] The One Project is potentially one such ministry. Almost since its inception, the One Project has been a lightning rod for criticism for some and for others a beacon of hop

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Upon reflecting on the nature of prophecy, the difference between modern prognosticators (of the religious and political stripe) and the biblical prophetic word should be increasingly apparent. But have you ever asked yourself what will it look like, the fulfillment of prophecy that is? It is possible to preach something for so long and not really

The Reformation and Sola Scriptura

The Reformation and Sola Scriptura

498 years ago this week, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on Wittenberg Church in Germany. What started out as a reform turned into a full-fledged reformation. In the annals of human history, the sixteenth century will remain a turning point that ushered in a new era of biblical literacy and spirituality. The clarion call of the Reformation was t