by S M Chen | 17 December 2018 | “You just call out my name…” 1971 song “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King An e-pal posted a link to a recent BBC Earth 3.5’ video which, along with over 9 million other viewers, I watched with more than a little interest. Narrated by Sir […]
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Ronald Lawson, Ph.D. | 17 December 2018 | In the past two weeks we have uploaded two of the first three papers written in 1983-84 under the aegis of my historical and sociological study of global Adventism. We have just uploaded the third of these, “The Future of Seventh-day Adventism.” You are invited to read […]
by Carolyn Shultz | 13 December 2018 | The angel Gabriel it was— the same whose flaming sword, in ancient lore, the gates of Eden barred to wayward Eve and all her wand’ring race— He it was, long after, said to second Eve in tones of shielding grace, “Fear not, O favored one. Through you the […]
Ronald Lawson, Ph.D. | 04 December 2018 | Last week I introduced the readers of the Adventist Today website to a paper on the conflicts that had raged in the Adventist church in the USA in the late 1970s and early 1980s that was written by my friend, Dr Maren Lockwood Carden, and me in […]
By Kris Coffin Stevenson | 7 December 2018 | It was the children’s fault that my picture of God was ruined. If they hadn’t gotten their smeary fingers on it, it might have stayed exactly the way I envisioned it. And that would have been worse. All of this paradigm-shifting happened when I attended a […]
Dan Wysong was pastor of the Chico, California, Seventh-day Adventist Church, a 750-member congregation in the denomination’s Northern California Conference. Chico is a city of 93,000 about 100 miles north of Sacramento. There has been considerable controversy around this congregation’s accepting an LGBTQ person for baptism into church membership. Among the outcomes is that Wysong […]
By John Rosier | 29 November 2018 | Recently one of the most famous documents in the twentieth-century history of the Adventist faith was republished in a new edition with some recent annotation and documentation. “Daniel 8:14, the Day of Atonement and the Investigative Judgment” was written by Dr. Desmond Ford, then a visiting professor […]
by Ronald Lawson, Ph.D. | 27 November 2018 | During the first half of the 1980s, conflict within Seventh-day Adventism received a great deal of attention in the press. The titles of some of the articles included “The Shaking Up of Adventism?” [Christianity Today, 1980a]; “Theologian Told to Defend His Views” [Los Angeles Times, 1980a]; […]
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by Ronald Lawson, Ph.D | 22 November 2018 | October 22 this year was the 174th anniversary of what Adventists know as “The Great Disappointment.” It also means that Adventists have been proclaiming urgently that Jesus is returning “soon” for 174 years. After that many years, what does “soon” mean? How soon is “soon”? If the […]
by William Law | 22 November 2018 | There is no state of mind so holy, so excellent, and so truly perfect as that of thankfulness to God, and consequently nothing is of more importance in religion than that which exercises and improves this habit of mind. A dull uneasy complaining spirit, which is sometimes […]