Charles Scriven

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!

The Ear: Roy Branson on Sabbath School as Gemeinde

It’s no stretch to say that Roy Branson is a legend as a Sabbath School class leader.   In Takoma Park, Maryland, the class at Sligo Church that he inspired and co-led over decades still meets.  Though he moved to the west coast about a decade ago, long-participating members still associate the class with his name.

What’s Next for the Children of the Disappointed?

Turn to metaphor and ambiguity.

Address the disappointments of others.

Don’t think we determine the time of Christ’s return.

Left out won’t do; never give up.

Late Sabbath afternoon at the Adventist Forum’s conference on “The Great Adventist Stories,” four speakers addressed the ongoing experience of a community familiar, from the very beginning, with disappointment.

The Ear: Daryll Ward on Intellect and Adventism

As much, perhaps, as any Adventist theologian, Daryll Ward brings about the marriage of hospitality and honest conversation.  Nearly every Sabbath afternoon at his and his wife Adele Waller’s home near Dayton, Ohio, guests gather around a food-laden table for hours of rejuvenating talk.  The focus may be faith or





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