Adventism 202: How to Pick the Right Bible for Yourself

Adventism 202: How to Pick the Right Bible for Yourself

Recap For a series of this length, it is good to periodically include a recap or two. We’ve covered a lot of material so far and below is a brief synopsis. In part one of the series, we covered the importance of theology and why it is absolutely crucial to move away from simply professing belief in a list of doctrines to actually see the interconne

If Adventists Are ‘People of the Book,’ Which Bible Translation Is Best? All of Them, One Author Says

If Adventists Are ‘People of the Book,’ Which Bible Translation Is Best? All of Them, One Author Says

There’s an old, old joke—did I mention it was old?—in Christian circles that if the Authorized, or King James, version of the Bible was good enough for Christ and the Apostles, it should be good enough for us today.   Knowledgeable folks know it’s a joke, because they know that (a) Jesus spoke Hebrew and Aramaic, not 16th Century English and (

How Shall We Search the Scriptures?

How Shall We Search the Scriptures?

Christ has said: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.” The duty of searching the Scriptures is enjoined upon every son and daughter of Adam. Jesus says, “And they are they which testify of me.” The Father was revealed in the Son, and in studying Christ we shall learn of the Father

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

This past weekend (October 21-22), I attended The One project gathering in Atlanta, GA. As you may know, this event is the third-to-last conference before The One project shuts down. As a student of systematic theology with particular interest in hermeneutics (biblical interpretation), I was particularly drawn to this gathering, given the theme ann

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