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Michael Scofield: “Changes in Adventism in the United States Since WWII” at CZSS

(9:30 a.m. Pacific / 11:30 a.m. central / 12:30 p.m. eastern)

Michael Scofield will present “Changes in Adventism in the United States Since WWII” for the Choir Zoom Sabbath School at Pacific Union College on Saturday, August 12.

Since the Second World War, Adventist membership in the US has shifted towards urban areas, allowing individual congregations to take on their own identity and doctrinal tone. The overall focus on the conference (and evangelism) has moved to the congregational experience and local community. Doctrinal diversity also grew, particularly in urban areas. The discovery of grace lowered parental anxiety, enabling youth to attend non-Adventist schools. The broader (conference-wide) sense of community has declined with the significant reduction of Adventist publishing (and readership) in light of the “attention economy.” Finally, 179 years after the “great disappointment,” the sense of apocalyptic urgency has abated significantly. 

Michael Scofield, MBA, tediously grades student papers in the School of Nursing and lectures all over the country in his primary field of data management.   

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