The “Day of Small Things”: Living Life from God’s Point of View

The “Day of Small Things”: Living Life from God’s Point of View

For who has despised the day of small things? (Zech 4:10)             Sometimes, God “thunders with his majestic voice” (Job 37:4). He sends fire or flood down from heaven and performs miracles. He speaks from a burning bush and writes on stone tablets with his own finger. He instructs kings and gives visions to prophets. He is an awesome God. More

Breakfast on the Beach: Life Lessons Learned from Peter’s Spiritual Failure & Reinstatement

Breakfast on the Beach: Life Lessons Learned from Peter’s Spiritual Failure & Reinstatement

From the years of 2013 to 2016 I underwent one of the most difficult and devastating emotional and spiritual crises of my entire life! However, I emerged from that time with my faith in Jesus renewed and a deeper and clearer knowledge of what God wanted me to do with the rest of my life! In processing the deep emotional pain and feelings of grief,

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 2: Kingdom Sowers

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 2: Kingdom Sowers

PAX ET SECURITAS, ‘Peace and security.’ PAX ROMANA, ‘Roman Peace.’ These were Rome’s promises. But the road between Capua and Rome seemed anything but peaceful that day in 71 B.C. as 6,000 dead and dying men lined the 120-mile span, the last prisoners of Spartacus’ slave revolt.[1] About every hundred feet, one would have seen a rebel grotesquely c

Reimagining Adventism, Part 3: Evangelism, Church, and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 3: Evangelism, Church, and Absurdity

"If we distance ourselves and our point of view, a culture will always look peculiar to us." — Shahar Fisher We are nearly ready to begin reimagining Adventism. So far, we have seen three very important points that call us to reimagine our evangelistic approach. The first is that the secular mind is immersed in absurdity—an experience most people o

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

“Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” How sad it is that Jesus has to stretch out his hands pleading with his people to come unto him, and they refuse to hear, refuse to believe, refuse to receive the comfort of the fulness that God designed should be theirs. Jesus wept over the impenitent city of Jerusalem, and cried with brokenness o

Reimagining Adventism, Part 2: Truth and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 2: Truth and Absurdity

“Fundamentalists live life with an exclamation point. I prefer to live my life with a question mark.” — Amos Oz   The state of absurdity (the tension between meaninglessness and meaning) is a very real experience that must be understood and appreciated by Adventists if we wish to develop a meaningful approach to evangelism in the secular spher