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Unity beyond pork

By Alexander Carpenter
Over at the main Spectrum site Zane Yi writes:
Growing up attending Adventist churches,
being educated mostly in Adventist schools, and even doing ministry for
the Adventist Church, I had experienced most of my close interactions
with, well, other Adventists. Working with and becoming friends with
other Christians was something I appreciated in theory but found
unnatural actually to put into practice.
Reflections on this experience also have me
wondering and dreaming. As Adventists, instead of focusing on the
issues that differentiate and divide us from other believers, is it
possible to emphasize what unites us, what we hold in common, and from
this to unite in fellowship and practical ministry and action in our

What do you think are the great unifiers of Adventism? What holds us together? Beliefs? Duties? Cultures?  Both within our denominational community and Christendom, what do you see as the future unifiers of our faith community?

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