Monthly Archives: March 2012

Post 52: More on the Ordination of Women

In a “breaking news” item this week, Adventist Today (atoday.com) reports that the Mid-America Union has voted “to support the ordination of women” in its territory. The Mid-America Union territory embraces the local conferences that administer Adventist churches in the … Continue reading

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Post 51: Exploring Adventist Identity: “Who is the Seventh-day Adventist?”

“Most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would not be able to join the church today if they had to agree to the denomination’s ‘27 Fundamental Beliefs’.” With those provocative words, Adventist historian George Knight opens a scintillating book about … Continue reading

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Post 50: Interpreting 1888, 1950-1980: Thirty Years of Adventist War

The General Conference session of 1946 drew 828 delegates to Washington, D.C., and the 1950 event brought 943 delegates to San Francisco. Urgent issues were on the church’s agenda at both world sessions as the carnage and disruption of 1939-1945 … Continue reading

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Post 49: Perennial Crisis: The Aftermath of 1888

Christianity is “a salvation religion” with Jesus Christ and the gracious salvation He offers as its prime focus. Seventh-day Adventism, as a denominated part of Christianity, seeks “the truth as it is in Jesus.” In its official literature, Adventism identifies … Continue reading

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Post 48: Landmarks, the Message of the Third Angel, and Salvation

(Before reading this blog, at least scan “Mount Exmouth and Adventist Teaching” and “Salvation: Courage to Face the Tough Stuff,” posted 2 and 10 March 2012.) The prophetic charts cherished by the Baptists, Methodists and other Christians who peopled the … Continue reading

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Post 47: Salvation: Courage to Face the Tough Stuff?

In the blog posted 2 March 2012 (“Mount Exmouth and Adventist Teaching”) we reviewed, oh so briefly, the way in which Adventists’ understanding of their mission has developed since 1844. Some will want to stop reading this piece, right now. … Continue reading

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Post 46: “The Night is Far Spent”: Toward a Glacier View Balance Sheet

(This blog may make more sense to some readers if they first read “Encircling Gloom: Kindly Light: Seeing Glacier View with the Lantern of History,” posted on this website 10 November 2011.) Journalist Paul Johnson ventures with some success into … Continue reading

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