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  • Written By: Dick Duerksen
    November 04, 2018

    Considering Compliance

    There is no need to divide our church into “real” Adventists and “non-compliant” Adventists. We are ONE with differences. To separate out or shame...
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  • Written By: Greg Prout
    November 02, 2018

    The Touch

    God has a penchant for the lowly and insignificant. If current culture dismisses your value, God does the opposite.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 30, 2018

    A Wider Embrace

    How are we Adventists to think of ourselves now?...The compliance vote has laid bare a divide in Adventism. If it is eventually bridged it will only...
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  • Written By: Ron Reece
    October 26, 2018

    Remembering Eugene Peterson

    My professors still reverberate in my mind, especially the quiet and humble ways of Eugene Peterson as teacher, speaker, poet, and writer.
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  • Written By: Emily Star Poole
    October 25, 2018

    Thank You Pastor Peterson

    I just had to put a tiny tribute out into the world for someone who has helped me along my faith journey. Thank you Pastor Peterson for your humility...
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  • Written By: Michael Pearson
    October 24, 2018

    Pure Nostalgia?

    Nostalgia falsifies or misrepresents the past. The idea that there was some golden age in the life of the Adventist Church is manifestly false.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 23, 2018

    The Stories We Become

    It may be that...many who have been Adventists all their lives, and many who may never have questioned church policy, procedures, and prejudices,...
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  • Written By: Sari Fordham
    October 23, 2018

    Eugene Peterson and Me

    One evening at dinner, I told Eugene I was an Adventist. His eyes brightened. “I get a lot of letters from Adventists,” he said. “I get more letters...
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  • Written By: Ray Tetz
    October 22, 2018

    Gospel of the Disappointment

    What was then the original “Great Disappointment” can be seen as transformational. It brought about a defining spiritual moment in the lives of...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 15, 2018

    A Lesser Disappointment

    In the range of emotions that we experience, disappointment falls somewhere between sorrow and resentment. It does not cut as deeply as sorrow nor...
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