Charles Scriven

Editorial: Jesus’ Stories and Equality for Women

If the church’s path to equality for women is boulder-strewn and mountain-steep, that’s due in part to the sheer audacity of Adventism.

Nathan Brown Confronting Atheism

Nathan Brown and Ryan Bell are good friends. Brown is book editor at Signs Publishing Company in Australia and Bell, the former pastor of the Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church, has come off a year-long experiment with atheism.

Ray Tetz Lists Hopes and Concerns for Adventism's Future

Ray Tetz, president of Mind Over Media, the communications firm he founded in 1995, has thrown himself into work that reflects the church’s mission — whether he’s on the larger institution’s payroll or on his own. Mind Over Media works with non-profit organizations — primarily from the healthcare, social action, and international development sectors — to design “mission-rich communication, marketing, and social engagement strategies.”  

Editorial: Esther, Gamaliel and Elder Wilson

Could anyone say the church’s current president bends to the wind of fashion?

Jesus' Manifesto on the Mountain Challenges and Inspires ONE Project Participants

We say Jesus, you are Lord of all.”
--song from the One Project

On day one of the One Project conference, the felt need the speakers seemed to address was Adventism’s need for deeper unity—the need for safety and mutual generosity that could liberate the church for a more expansive mission to the world.

The Ear: A Physician Couple Living an Amazing Mission

Olen and Danae Netteburg defy belief — until you recall the Incarnation.  Then you remember that it is Christ’s way, after all, to go into the far, far country in order to meet overwhelming human need.  

What Shall We Do With Ellen White?

“Very simply—I want honesty.”
—Søren Kierkegaard
    
If the person who is forgiven much can love much, as Jesus said, such a person can also face self-deception and begin to overcome it. The virtues grow in the soil of grace. What is true for the individual, moreover, is true for the community: grace can burn away our sins. And now, with the new flowering of Ellen White scholarship, it is high time—again—for honesty about the church’s prophet. What Kierkegaard said in his criticism of the church in Denmark, each of us must also say.

The Ear: Nathan Brown Focuses on Justice

If you know an Adventist book editor who has earned degrees in law, literature, English and writing — and written or edited 12 books, including a novel — then you know Nathan Brown. For six years he edited church magazines for the South Pacific Division, and for the past five years has been book editor of the Signs Publishing Company, near Melbourne, Australia.

The Ear: Richard Rawson Discusses Innovation and Whole-Person Healthcare

Richard Rawson is CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta, in Murietta, California, and serves also as lead strategy officer for Loma Linda Health.  He considers it fun to think through what “mission-driven strategy” can mean for organizations.

The Ear: Marlene Ferreras on Theology Where the People Are

Marlene Mayra Ferreras may be a “nerd who has done lots of school,” but stuck with 60 kids in a freeway traffic jam so bad the news helicopters are buzzing overhead, she can get Dominos to deliver!







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