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Douglas Morgan

Situating Adventist History Conference Report Day 2

The church’s experience in the context of colonialism emerged as a major theme on Day 2 of the Situating Adventist History conference (January 9). Though it was not a stated title for any of the sessions, presentations throughout touched on aspects of Adventist interaction with colonialism in a wide range of locales — China, India, Africa, and Latin America.

Adventism and America's Original Sin (Part 2)

During an era in which race relations worsened to their lowest point in post-civil war American history, the first Adventist church planted in the nation’s capital was an interracial fellowship, described in 1899 as a “living miracle of the power of God” that surprised outside observers.

Adventism and America's Original Sin (Part 1)

After months of delay, William Henry Branson, world president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, decided he could wait no longer. It was time for action. Five months had passed, and the Supreme Court had not yet issued the ruling widely anticipated to overturn the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896.

George Knight’s Reformation Tract

A Review of George R. Knight’s book Adventist Authority Wars, Ordination, and the Roman Catholic Temptation (Westlake Village, CA: Oak and Acorn Publishing, 2017).

Adventist History Spotlight: Anna Knight and the “Free State of Jones”

In The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001), historian Victoria Bynum contends that Anna Knight’s conversion

Perspective: Can History Be Hopeful?

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the highly-acclaimed exploration of American race relations, Between t

Unidad nacional bajo la autoridad de Dios: el manifiesto de Ben Carson

Reseña de One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future [Una nación: Qué podemos hacer todos para salvar el futuro de Estados Unidos], por Ben Carson (doctor en Medicina), en colaboración con Candy Carson; Nueva York: Sentinel (Penguin Group, EEUU), 2014.

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National Unity Under God: Ben Carson’s Manifesto

Review of One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, by Ben Carson, MD with Candy Carson. New York: Sentinel, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

God’s Hand in Emancipation

Just six months before, hardly anyone in the nation’s capital would have recognized his name.  Now, on January 1, 1903, the preacher stood among the “Prominent Speakers of the Race” chosen to address Washington, D.C.’s celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, according to the Washington Times.

Barry Bussey’s Critical Question

At a “Seeking Peace” conference held in Indianapolis in 2005, Rev. C.T. Vivian pointed out that social movements take as their starting point a basic question.  A colleague of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Vivian stated that for the civil rights movement the question was, Are black people human?  For the Christian peace movement in the early twenty-first century, Vivian proposed that the critical question is, What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus Christ?

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