Editor's note: Matt Burdette has written for Spectrum many times and, as you will see from his post, I twisted his arm a bit to get him to write again. His insight and wit have been incredibly helpful to me both when he studied at La Sierra and now as he finishes his doctoral work at Aberdeen, one of the most prestigious universities for theologic work.
Hoy [28 de agosto] se conmemora el movimiento por los derechos civiles y su marcha en Washington, EE.UU. El pasado sábado 24 de agosto, Matt Burdette fue invitado a dar el sermón en la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día en Hightstown, ciudad ubicada en el estado norteamericano de Nueva Jersey. A continuación presentamos una transcripción [traducida del inglés] de ese sermón.
This morning I read the stunning news: Joseph Ratzinger—that is, Pope Benedict XVI—will step down from his position as the Roman Pontiff. At first I didn’t believe it. This is basically unheard of. As the New York Times stated, Benedict is “the first pope to do so in six centuries.”
This is the second installment of my seven-part series on my expression of Adventist Christianity: Progressive Orthodoxy. As explained in the first installment, this largely grew from a rejection of conservatism and liberalism. In this post, I will explain Thesis 1 of the 6 I proposed (see first post), and try to demonstrate how it helps us move past the battle between conservatism and liberalism.