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Published:
July 18, 2019

A founder of the Society of Adventist Philosophers, Zane Yi talks about his early Adventist life and what book of the Bible sparked his interest in the contemplative life.

Published:
July 17, 2019

Seeing ourselves as others see us is not always easy. Even at a recent conference on Adventists and Military Service, men, and it was mostly men, cordially differed on the value, ethics, and efficacy of Adventist involvement in the military, including in chaplaincy.

Published:
July 16, 2019

Jesus is nothing if not a realist. He’s not seduced by our flattery nor discouraged by our ignorance. Neither will he explain everything he says, and if we are perplexed or discomfited by that, he does not expect it should prevent us from following him.

Published:
July 12, 2019

God invites us to bring all of our failings, shortcomings, and sin to Him. Laying them, each day, at the foot of the cross and exchanging them for Life Everlasting. This is the Word of the Cross — the invitation to sit in the shade of the Tree of Life and trust that God is good.

Published:
July 9, 2019

Steven Waldman tells the story of the American quest for religious freedom, ending with a look at our present dilemmas of fear and faith.

Published:
July 9, 2019

Does doubt corrode trust? It might, in certain circumstances. It might also be a clearing out of the underbrush of weak notions in preparation for the planting of the stronger oaks of faith.

Published:
July 4, 2019

In this Adventist Voices episode, Spectrum managing editor Alisa Williams talks about books, the pros and cons about her life online with Spectrum, and what gives her hope for the future of Adventism.

 

Published:
July 2, 2019

Two of them are on their way to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem. It is the waning of the day, one filled with grief and strange occurrences and things that cannot be believed. They are confused and distraught. The energy at the core of their community that drew them in and held them together, has been ripped out. They feel a centrifugal force flinging them into the darkness. Nothing looks familiar anymore, but everything remains the same.

Published:
July 1, 2019

In "When Poets Pray," Marilyn McEntyre contemplates the relationship between poetry and prayer, and offers us the gift of journeying with her on the path of prayer, that often lonely road. 

Published:
June 28, 2019

Asking deep questions about a God who operates behind the scenes, talks and acts through others — never directly — never in the flesh like in the Gospels, a hidden God whose understanding dwarfs ours, would naturally give rise to some serious inquiry on the part of the believer determined to know what’s real. It certainly does with me, for a God shrouded in mystery piques intense scrutiny.

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