Brené Brown says, “Perfection doesn’t protect us from getting hurt; it protects us from being seen.” Maybe it’s about time that we take ourselves seriously as imperfect Adventists.

We’re so delighted you’ve found Anticipating AT1. From our inspirational message, to our thought-provoking AT Trending News, to our melodic moment of music, we trust this short program adds value to your week.

To keep our hope alive that one day we will be back together again, we are providing virtual meetings, with a new edition every Friday. Anticipating AT1 is 10-15 minutes long, and can be viewed at any time. We hope it prompts personal reflection, and is a discussion catalyst with your family and friends as you talk with them in the safe ways you connect during these unusual times.

Host – Paul Richardson

Presenter – Chris Oberg 

Trending News – Jammie Karlman

Music – Rich Dubose

Musicians, we want to hear from you! Would you bless us with a vocal or instrumental piece? We’re looking for a three-minute song, email to If we select your video, we will give you a link to download your file at production size. If you recruit a friend to do this, you’ll be doubly blessed!

Discussion Questions:

1. Does Adventism have uninterrogated theological trauma that needs to be addressed? What have you noticed, and does it need to be adjusted slightly, radically changed, or thrown out?

2. Have you been dealing with perfectionism that was encouraged by your upbringing in the church and are you finding that it’s obscuring the you God made you to be? What does that look like?

Be well, and love well.