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God Kills: A Review of "The Character of God Controversy"


It is evident from the beginning to the end of The Character of God Controversy that coauthors Steve Wohlberg and Dr. Chris Lewis hold unswervingly to the conviction that God is love. At the same time, in their effort to combat what they see as an increasingly threatening idea among Adventists that God doesn’t kill, Wohlberg and Lewis conclude with an air of finality, essentially “God is just and God kills. Deal with it.”

Anglican Apology to Darwin an Example for Adventists


The Reverend Dr. Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England issued a written apology to Charles Darwin saying, "200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still."

The statement, coming from a leader of the Anglican Church, addresses with symbolic poignancy the extended warfare between the Christian Church and Science. Adventists should take note.

The Good News Wrap-up, Interviews

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One weekend in Loma Linda, twelve people and twelve presentations in 24 hours freshened the Adventist air with gospel potpourri. No mentions of beasts, horns, dragons or harlots, just a series of refreshing messages that were all Good News all the time from Dr. Desmond Ford, founder of Good News Unlimited, and a formidible cabal of Adventist theologians, ministers and physicians under the banner of the Good News Tour.

Desmond Ford on the Atonement (Video Added)


When Desmond Ford speaks, Adventists still listen. In fact speaking with people who heard Dr. Ford's presentation, it became clear that much, if not most, of Adventism is aligned theologically with Desmond Ford where atonement is concerned. Imagine that! Adventism and Desmond Ford in agreement.

The live updates hit a slight SNAFU amid my running to and fro at Loma Linda today. Namely, my computer decided to wipe all my notes from Dr. Ford's presentation. You know what they say about the best laid plans...

LiveBlogging - Built Ford Tough

Dr. Ford sits on the platform in the Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda poised to address Adventism. It's the moment we've been waiting a long time for. This moment is a significant one in the long story of the relationship between Desmond Ford and the Adventist Church.

A hush has fallen over the audience. Larry Christoffel, associate pastor of the Campus Hill Church, introduces this evening's program with this question, "How can a man be in the right before God?"

LiveBlogging - Des Ford

It's a hot day in Loma Linda, and the hot topic of the afternoon is Dr. Desmond Ford's presentation on the Forensic Theory of Atonement in Light of the Christian Gospel.

We're in the Loma Linda Campus Hill Church, which is just about the highest point in Loma Linda, and we anticipate that Dr. Ford's presentation this afternoon will be the high point of this theologically packed weekend.

This presentation is as anticipated for the presence of Dr. Ford in an official Adventist gathering as for the content of the presentation itself.

Jesus Going Down - Good News Tour

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"Would you please schedule me to speak at the meeting where you expect the lowest attendance?"

Continuing the live updates from the Good News Weekend in Loma Linda, we bring you Randy Roberts, senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Church with a hard-hitting message of the radical servanthood of God-made-flesh.

As a culture, Roberts says, we're a people always looking for a way up. We praise the winsome, lovely and prominent among us - those on the way up. We want a winsome, lovely savior, an image of Jesus that is "up the ladder."

LiveBlogging the Good News Tour - Manuel Silva


Good morning and welcome to live updates from the Good News Tour. I'll be sharing updates in real time of the presentations in Loma Linda this weekend, both the Good News Tour and Desmond Ford's presentation at the Campus Hill Church this afternoon at 3:00. I hope to be able to share not only reports throughout the day, but also (if all goes well) video clips with interviews of some of this weekends participants.

I am writing from the Loma Linda University Church where the Good News Tour is in full swing.

Sarah Palin: The Faith Vote, Creationism and Sexism


Seemingly out of nowhere, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has burst onto the political landscape as potentially the first woman vice-president in American history alongside Senator John McCcain. Sarah Palin's stances on issues make her a key ally of faith voters that comprise a large bloc of the Republican base. Palin opposes abortion rights and gay rights, but supports creationism in public schools in addition to evolution.

Pacific Press® publishes “Character of God Controversy”

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For those interested in the conversation about the Good News Tour, Desmond Ford, and questions on the character of God, a new from book Pacific Press Publishing entitled "The Character of God Controversy" adds an interesting twist.

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