The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 5: Reteaching the Judgment

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 5: Reteaching the Judgment

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” — Victor Frankl   In the previous article, I introduced a possible reframing of the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment (PAIJ). This reframe provides relevance by interacting with the universal primary idea of suffering through a simple explanatory mechanic that in turn

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 4: Reframing the Judgment

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 4: Reframing the Judgment

“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Welcome to the most anticipated article in “The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment” series. Up to this point, we have merely explored the empirical death of the landmark Adv

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 3: What Makes a Thing Matter?

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 3: What Makes a Thing Matter?

In the first article of this series we explored the decaying contemporary milieu of the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment (PAIJ). In the second installment we dove into Adventism’s collective failure to extrapolate world-changing potential from the doctrine, resulting in its practical, on-the-ground demise. Consequently, the doctrine lacks relevanc

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 3)

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 3)

Adventism is protestant. And yet there is something about us that makes us weird. In the previous post we identified that hardly anything Adventism believes is uniquely Adventist. So it’s not our "doctrines" that make us weird. Even the ones that we have developed and call our own are built upon foundations that are entirely non-Adventist. We did n

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 2)

The Alter-Protestants: Exploring Adventism’s Radical Identity (Part 2)

Adventism was not born in a vacuum. In other words, we are not as unique as we'd like to think we are. As I grew up in the Adventist church, many people spoke of our origins as if we somehow dropped out of the sky with all this truth no one had ever heard of before. Nicolas Miller expressed it well when he wrote, "Some Adventists appear to believe

Living in the Shadow of the Cross: How Jesus’ Ministry Brings Life

Living in the Shadow of the Cross: How Jesus’ Ministry Brings Life

The biblical books of Hebrews and Revelation give ample content on the ministry of Jesus in the heavenly sanctuary. Having said that, it may seem ironic to suggest looking at the Hebrew Bible (OT) to uncover some practical implications of a sanctuary focused life. Yet, the title of this short essay proposes a double entendre, in Exodus 25:8 the ear