Monthly Archives: April 2012

Post 58: Authority in Seventh-day Adventism: A Creative Tension Between Scripture and Ellen White?

Catherine Albanese defines religion in terms of three words: creed, code, cultus. These notes explore some of the ways that Seventh-day Adventists arrive at their beliefs, practices and patterns of worship; that is, how they understand authority. Bernard Ramm suggests … Continue reading

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Post 57: Understanding the QUESTIONS ON DOCTRINE Conference of 2007: Can Adventists move beyond the conflict?

Dear Reader: If you are going to invest an hour reading either the sdanet version or the Andrews University version of my paper entitled “The Questions on Doctrine Event: Contrasting Perceptions, Their Impact and Potential,” it may be worthwhile to … Continue reading

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Post 56: Gay, Lesbian and Adventist: The Film!

What do thoughtful Adventists say about the film that will be released on 29 April 2012? “The movie, which simply tells stories rather than taking an advocacy stance, is powerful. It disturbed me but forced me to face realities. It … Continue reading

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Post 55: Adventism as an Apocalyptic/Millenarian Movement

Note: Currently I am working on a series of lectures that will seek to illumine the General Conference session that convened in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during 1888. Why did significant conflict erupt at that epochal event? What was at stake? Who … Continue reading

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Post 54: The Cooranbong Airport and Adventist Aviation

On 17 April 2012 I had occasion to drive up Avondale Road to the administrative office of the Adventist Schools, and noted the earthworks that were underway at the new subdivision being developed west of Avondale Road. That experience recalled … Continue reading

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Post 53: Homosexuality in Pastoral Perspective: Notes on a continuing conversation

The processes of drafting a document Adventist Studies: An Annotated Introduction for Higher Degree Students (2006, revised 2009) and writing a journal article “Contextualising Recent Tensions in Seventh-day Adventism” (published in Journal of Religious History, September 2010) have helped to alert … Continue reading

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