16 May 2022 | From a literary standpoint the parables of Jesus were like those of his contemporaries, but their purpose and effect were dramatically different. This presentation will examine the importance of the parables, the narrative technique of Jesus, and how the parables should be interpreted. Our familiarity with them and the tradition of […]
15 May 2022 | Seventh-day Adventism arose in the aftermath of the Great Disappointment of 1844. Despite numerous “proofs” culled from Scripture, used confidently to pinpoint the date of the second advent to October 22, 1844, Christ did not return. This failure of chronological calculations ensured that official Adventism would never predict a precise time […]
8 May 2022 Much of what we say we know about Biblical interpretation is derived from what the Bible says about itself. While the Bible is right to self-identify itself as an inspired book, the problem is that several of the oft-used passages are taken out of context, and in some cases wholly misinterpreted. This […]
13 April 2022 | Laura Wibberding of Pacific Union College has made a study of Christians, war and violence. Her conclusion? Our convictions about peace depend on the power we want to preserve. To join this conversation, click/tap here.
11 April 2022 | Occasionally you will hear public figures—politicians, athletes, performers—identify themselves as Christians. Given the actions of some of these people, their claims seem to me to be a catalyst for an interesting and possibly necessary discussion: what does it mean to be a Christian? In short, what is a Christian? An important […]
4 April 2022 | LGBTQ+ Adventists have concerns and complaints about how they have been treated in the church. How does biblical love inform our beliefs and the challenges presented by LGBTQ+ Adventists? Before you go…The April 1-10, 2022 AT Spring Fundraiser is ON. Your donations are funding AT’s pioneering content for young people in […]
1 April 2022 | Dr. Fortin looks at the kinds of relationships we have had and can have with other churches. Can we engage along with other churches in inter-church activities, community action, dialogues, relief activities? Can we cooperate in community worship services? Can our pastors join local pastors’ associations? How about cooperating with larger […]
17 March 2022 | Ari Bates was a religion student, student leader and recruiter at Southern Adventist University— until she came out as trans on social media. Now she’s out of school and out of a job. Interviewer: Lindsey Abston Painter. To join this conversation, click/tap here.
ATSS Presents: Dr. Laurence Turner. Just as Jesus told apparently simple parables to convey deep spiritual truths, so Genesis 1 (i.e., 1:1–2:4a) uses an easily remembered account to help us reflect on matters of first importance. In this way, it is also like ancient Near Eastern creation stories. For Israel and its neighbors, creation was […]
4 November 2021 | Esther Loewen was until recently Pastor Kris Loewen of the Redlands Adventist Church. In this interview, Esther tells AT about her struggle and her transition to being a woman, and where she goes from here. To comment, click/tap here.
26 October 2021 | Matthew Lucio is the pastor of a small-city Midwestern church that has innovated like crazy to stay alive and thrive in a challenging cultural environment. Matthew J. Lucio is husband to a formidable wife, Laura, and together they parent two amazing girls: Aerith and Arwen. Matthew pastors in Peoria, Illinois, where […]
Marion Ruybalid introduces this edition of Anticipating AT1. Our message of hope about not holding back is presented by Pastor Dan Linrud. Jammie Karlman brings us Adventist trending news. And stay by to enjoy beautiful music from David Bullock. We’re so glad you’ve found Anticipating AT1. To keep our hope alive that one day […]