This is the first installment in a four-part series written by a theology major at Pacific Union College.
It was white. Well, off-white. I stared at it for a while… and, in a way, it stared right back at me, expressionless.
It was jarring.
A question in the shape of a mental knot had tied not only my mind but also the rest of the class’. How was this art? This just couldn’t be art! Marcel Duchamp’s, Fountain, bore the resemblance of a urinal; in fact it was just that: a urinal.
David Trim highlights the first Adventist school in Iceland, the founding of the Ministerial Association, the origin of River Plate Adventist University, the beginning of Adventist medical missionary work in Korea, and the founding of the Illinois and Wisconsin Conference.
As someone who is now known in Adventist circles as an advocate for listening to the stories of LGBT people of faith, particularly in the context of the church (see "Seventh-Gay Adventists"), I've had a lot of conversations with conservative Adventists who are sure that the Bible is unequivocal in its clear condemnation of homosexuality. And I truly respect and understand that there are a diverse range of theological paradigms in the Adventist church (and the wider world of Christianity) right now around this topic.
Every Sabbath at 10:30am individuals from all walks of life gather upstairs in a lecture room in Centennial Hall on the Loma Linda University campus. Each week they come to listen to an hour-long presentation followed by another hour of spirited dialogue with the speaker. Everyone is given the opportunity to ask a question, express a view, or offer an inspired opinion following the presentation. A timekeeper imposes a three-minute limit on class members who speak during the second hour and one minute on a related interjection into the thread of the dialogue that was just g
On Friday night and Sabbath morning in Takoma Park, Maryland, the Old Testament lit up the New.
Walter Brueggemann, perhaps the best-known Christian champion of the Hebrew canon, spoke at Washington Adventist University’s annual Keough Lectures on September 20 and 21. Author of more than 70 books, and always a compelling platform presence, Brueggemann brought his insight, passion and humor to bear upon one question: What do “Follow me” and “Love thy Neighbor” really mean?
This story was written by Tim Mak for the Washington Examiner, and published on September 20, 2013. Roscoe Bartlett is a Seventh-day Adventist who attended Washington Missionary College (now Washington Adventist University) and served as a Republican member of Congress until 2012.
Sandra E. Roberts, the executive secretary of the Southeastern California Conference for the past nine years, has been nominated to be the conference president. The constituency will vote on her nomination at their meeting Oct. 27. If elected, she would be the first woman to be a president of a Seventh-day Adventist conference.
A number of articles back in this series, “Bringing the Real World to Genesis,” we met Dr. Peter Edgar Hare, who showed us how the common scientific understanding of the age of the earth has modified over the past few hundred years from a belief of it being on the order of a few thousand years to the current understanding that it is several billion years old. In that former article Hare notified readers that his main goal was to show how science had reached its conclusions about an ancient earth well before radiometric dating was able to confirm these conclusions.
1. Three members of the Maranatha French Adventist congregation in Lauderhill, Florida are dead and 13 more are injured following a tragic September 14 accident on I-75 near Ft. Myers, when the church van's tire exploded en route to a Haitian Adventist Convocation in Tampa, and the vehicle flipped. The accident was on national news.
On August 21, the deadly nerve gas sarin was released east of Damascus, killing hundreds of people. Ten days later, President Obama said in a televised speech that the US had a moral responsibility to respond forcefully in Syria but he would not do so until Congress voted on the use of military force. Last week, he laid out a detailed case for a limited strike against Syria to punish it for its deadly use of chemical weapons.
Chris Blake wrote this article for the Journal of Adventist Education, published this summer, about practical ways students can work toward becoming peacemakers. Look at what Union College students are doing. Studying peaceful methods to resolve conflicts - from the personal to the global - can be a useful exercise for all of us.
One week. Every Adventist school. Every year.
This call to action is laid out with astounding directness in an official Seventh-day Adventist Church statement entitled “A Call to Peace.”[i]
There were rocks scattered on the tables at the opening meeting of the Adventist Forum Conference in Chattanooga last week. Attendees were invited to write what they felt was their religious identity on one side of the rock. On the other side of the rock they were to write something in which they believed deeply.