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Nicholas Miller

Summer Reading Group: The Tale of Two Books

This is the final post in a seven-part series for Spectrum’s 2017 Summer Reading Group.

Summer Reading Group: Re-Invigorating (Christian) Humanism

This is the penultimate post in Spectrum’s 2017 Summer Reading Group series. Each post will be drawn from chapters of the book Humanism and the Death of God by Ronald E. Osborn.

Roundtable: How Will Same-Sex Marriage Impact the Adventist Church? Part 4

On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriages, and if so, whether states that ban same-sex marriages must recognize same-sex marriages from states that perform them in the case 

Christ's Kingdom, Laws, and Ordination

A kingdom without a law would be an oxymoron, as is the notion of a ruler without rules.  All communities and all relationships require guiding and defining principles to maintain health and vitality.  Properly understood, law is life.  Even secular scientists understand that all living things can only continue to function as they abide by various natural and physical laws.  The same is true of our moral natures, as moral disharmony will lead to conflict and eventually death. 

Temple Building Today

Haggai wrote about the challenges faced by the nation of Israel in rebuilding its holy temple nearly 2,500 years ago. Yet his insights are directly relevant for today. They speak to both our liberal and conservative impulses. Chapter one calls us to leave the distractions of individualistic materialism; chapter two instructs us to set aside the enervating longing for a mythical golden age. Then, we can engage in consecrated, sustained effort to advance the kingdom of God through the building up of his church. Let us look a little more closely at both of these sections.

To Change the World VI: On the Uses and Misuses of Power

This is the sixth post in a nine-part series for the SPECTRUM Summer Reading Group. The nine posts will be drawn from the chapters of To Change the World by James Hunter. You can find the reading schedule here.

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