Pests

Pests

Last summer, one of my interns brought me a squash leaf that obviously did not appear like it was in good shape. Instead of its normal green, lush fullness, this leaf was brown, brittle, and crumbly. My intern was perplexed because the squash plants in the garden had looked perfectly fine just two days before, but now, a large percentage of them lo

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

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

In our first article, we noted the following statement by the apostle Paul regarding the authority of all Scripture in spiritual matters:   From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

Proof-texts in Context, Part 10: Christian Behavior

Proof-texts in Context, Part 10: Christian Behavior

The tenth installment of our Proof-texts in Context series will focus on SDA Fundamental #22—Christian Behavior. For those who would like a more detailed synopsis of why we are publishing this series, please refer to the introduction to the first installment. Without further ado, let’s proceed to our study. Exodus 20:4–5—“You shall not make for you

What a Friend we Have in Jesus!

What a Friend we Have in Jesus!

“I have set the Lord always before me because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” “Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.” “I will instruc

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Effect

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Effect

In the previous article, I concluded with the following question, “What happens when a person sees the law of God as a Heart-Beat rather than as a Strong-Arm?” And my answer was, “everything changes”. In this article, I will touch on this by summarising how a “Heart-Beat” understanding of the law of God impacts how we view some of the key tenets of

How to Have a Vibrant Christian Experience

How to Have a Vibrant Christian Experience

Our claim to Christ's righteousness is without a flaw, if we meet the conditions upon which it is promised. God has bestowed upon us all heaven in one rich gift, and whatever that gift includes is ours, if we accept Christ as our personal Saviour. Plead the name of Jesus, not your own righteousness, and please your Saviour by leading a blameless li