Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 2: Did Jesus Put an End to the Law?

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 2: Did Jesus Put an End to the Law?

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”[1] This scripture has often been used to try to prove that now that we are under a new covenant the law of God is no longer something that we need to follow. I was watching a debate recently where the 10 Commandments were being discussed, and a Christian man who believed

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

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

A recent poll from Dalhousie University showed that Canada’s millennials are turning to vegetarian and vegan diets at “mind-blowing rates.”[1] However, one does not need such a poll to know that today’s young people are turning vegetarian and vegan in droves. In my hometown of Toronto, Canada, you can walk into any vegan restaurant establishment, a

Doing Good to All

Doing Good to All

We are living in tempestuous times. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is not immune to the tide of decreased membership, spiritual atrophy and disillusionment that is sweeping sectors of Christianity. If the church is to survive, it needs to be open, relevant, and inclusive in its presentation of the gospel to the world. The local church is key to t

Hagar, Sarah, and the Two Covenants

Hagar, Sarah, and the Two Covenants

The apostle Paul discusses two important covenants in Galatians 4:21-31, the topic for this week’s Sabbath school lesson. Why does Paul choose these two covenants, represented by two women in Scripture, Hagar and Sarah, and what does he mean by this? Furthermore, what is the relevance of this to today’s Bible student? I propose that we look closely

The Plea

The Plea

Living in L.A. for 7 years, awakened me to the daily reality of people begging on the streets. People who beg are people who have lost something, perhaps everything. They are asking to be filled by passersby who may or may not have anything to share. Being a foreign student to the United States without a car meant that I walked pretty much everywhe