Monthly Archives: August 2012

Post 74, Women’s Ordination in Humour and Union Sessions

My colleague Dr Lester Devine, long-time director of Adventist Education for the South Pacific Division and now director emeritus of the Ellen G. White/Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre serving the same geographical region, has momentarily launched into humour that in actuality … Continue reading

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Post 73, Fundamentalism and Adventism: After Controversy, Growing Understanding?

A compelling PhD study by Paul McGraw of Pacific Union College offers fuller understanding of “one of the thorniest problems in Adventism”1 and thereby strengthens the possibility that the Seventh-day Adventist church can transcend a fifty-year conflict.2 McGraw intimated the … Continue reading

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Post 72, Communion: Facets of the Diamond

For years I’ve carried these vivid lines in my head, but where do they come from? The Internet says Miriam LeFevre Crouse wrote them. “Three men shared death upon a hill, But only one man died; The other two-a thief … Continue reading

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Post 71, Women’s Ordination: Are we reaching a tipping point?

The following paragraphs are cited from the ADVENTIST TODAY newsletter that is usually available on my computer each Sabbath morning when I wake up. This report seems so crucial for my readers that I will cite several sections of it, … Continue reading

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Post 70, Robert Daniel Brinsmead: A Reflection After Fifty-seven Years

My memories of the years 1954 to 1957, while I studied for a Bachelor of Arts (Theology) degree at the institution that is now known as Avondale College of Advanced Education, are peopled by individuals that illustrate a great variety … Continue reading

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Post 69, A Sanitarium and a Hospital in Sydney: Why?

These ideas are fragments from presentations that I made soon after writing (under the gentle supervision of Dr Tom Ludowici as one of the Hospital’s administrators) the centennial history of Sydney Adventist Hospital. History at its beginning level involves the … Continue reading

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Post 68, Brief Published Report from RECORD on Dr Rolf J. Pöhler’s Doctoral Thesis

“When I took up advanced theological studies in 1973, the issue of doctrinal change immediately caught my attention,” Dr Rolf Pöhler states in the preface of one of his books, entitled Continuity and Change in Christian Doctrine (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1999). God changes … Continue reading

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