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

Equality Through Grace

Equality Through Grace

Grace. Salvation. The Kingdom of God. Words we typically associate with joy, thankfulness, and enthusiasm. Sometimes, though, our muddied understanding and egoistic expectations veil these realties with a cloud of distortion. This is well-illustrated by the parable of the vineyard workers—a story as rich in meaning as it is in details and literary

Senseless Killings, Societal Unrest, and a Rediscovery of Sabbath

Senseless Killings, Societal Unrest, and a Rediscovery of Sabbath

The recent back-to-back killings of two black men by police officers followed by the murder of five police officers during a Dallas protest has left many Americans hurting, angry, and searching for a resolution to the senseless killings, failings of the justice system, and societal unrest. As I’ve been reading through a number of articles, trying t

ATS Holds Symposium on Social Justice

ATS Holds Symposium on Social Justice

On April 14-16, 2016 the Adventist Theological Society held its Spring Symposium at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL. The following are reflections from Dr. Timothy Nixon an attendee at the conference. The Adventist Theological Society (ATS) held an important symposium this past April 2016[1] on a subject that is more relevant today than ever bef

We Are All Refugees

We Are All Refugees

She is a daughter of a Lutheran pastor whose style of leadership has led some to call her “The Indispensable European.”  In recent months, her open-door migrant policy renewed hope and faith in the goodness of humanity in certain parts of the world. Unfortunately, this same policy has caused so much backlash in her country and Europe that many wond

Sitting with the Sages: Justice, Ethics, and Adventism (Part 2)

Sitting with the Sages: Justice, Ethics, and Adventism (Part 2)

Most people have an idea of what justice is, what it should look like, and how it should operate on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, a just society has eluded us from that fateful moment when through our progenitor’s logic and the bite of an apple, a world was unveiled that was full of iniquity, and hence, inequity. Fortunately for all of us, a p

Sitting with the Sages: Justice, Ethics, and Adventism (Part 1)

Sitting with the Sages: Justice, Ethics, and Adventism (Part 1)

The Greek philosopher Socrates was known as the gadfly of the state because he attempted to “sting” his Athenian contemporaries into consideration of the justice and rightness of their actions. In his book Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ, Peter Kreeft addresses the gadfly phenomenon by exploring Je