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European Adventist Scholars Discuss the Freedom of the Christian

In the 500th-anniversary year of the beginning of the Lutheran reformation, European Adventist theology teachers met in the heart of Reformation country to consider some of the contemporary implications of Luther’s ideas for their belief and professional practice. Seventy teachers of theology from fifteen countries— mostly in the two European Divisions (TED and Inter-European)—met at Friedensau Adventist University April 19-22, 2017.

Reflexión final desde Friedensau: ¿qué hemos aprendido?

[Esta es la quinta entrega de la información sobre el congreso celebrado a mediados de mayo en la universidad adventista de Friedensau sobre el impacto de la Gran Guerra en el adventismo. En esta caso, se trata del segundo informe que escribió Helen Pearson. Puede leer el primero de Pearson pinchando aquí.

El pragmatismo adventista ante la guerra

[Esta es la cuarta entrega de la información sobre el congreso celebrado a mediados de mayo en la universidad adventista de Friedensau sobre el impacto de la Gran Guerra en el adventismo. En esta caso, se trata del primer informe que escribió Helen Pearson.

Final Reflections from Friedensau: What Have We Learned?

By Thursday lunchtime last week, the 19 men at Friedensau Adventist University had told their stories of the various responses of the Seventh-day Church to the First World War and looked at the effects of the war on the church.

War and Adventist Pragmatism at the German Conference

For the last 24 hours I have been listening to Seventh-day Adventist scholars telling the story of their church’s attitude to and participation in war.  Between them, they have told an amazingly moving and varied story – a story which, like all good stories, raises profound questions about Seventh-day Adventists, the God they worship and the faith and spirituality they practice.

Ordination: The Ongoing Search for Understanding

How do you condense 700 pages of meticulous research into a one hour lecture? On Tuesday, 10 September, Dr Bertil Wiklander, President of the Trans-European Division (TED) made a valiant attempt as he shared the results of his two-year search for the biblical roots of ordination.

God's Makeover

Willingness to grow and change is part of revival and reformation. There's no doubt about it. But what is revival and reformation? Has anyone defined it or do we all assume we know what it is? The introductory lesson to this quarter told us, 'Revival is all about a God of loving kindness seeking to deepen his relationship with us.'

Amad de verdad


Cuando pensamos en el primer fruto del Espíritu - el amor - hay una pequeña palabra en los Evangelios que está plena de retos para nosotros. Es una palabra que me ha desafiado enormemente, tanto en mis relaciones familiares como en las de mi iglesia. Es la palabra "como" que se halla en Juan 15:12: “Amaos los unos a los otros ‘así como’ yo os he amado”, dice Jesús. En este contexto, “como” significa “de la misma manera”. “Mi amor por ti es el modelo. Quiero que imites ese modelo en tus relaciones con los demás”.

Love Actually


As we think about the first fruit of the Spirit –– love –– there’s one small word in the gospels that is full of challenge for us. It’s a word has challenged me hugely in many relationships in both my family and in my church. It’s the word “as” in John 15:12: “Love one another ‘as’ I have loved you”, Jesus says. In this context, “as” means “in the same way”. “My love for you is the model. I want you to copy that model in your relationships with each other.”

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