Category Archives: SDA theology

Post 87, A Christmas Thought by Dr Norman Young

So it’s Christmas again, and that surely is a fitting time to think about the birth of Jesus. The words of the messenger Gabriel to Mary are quite staggering really, especially when one considers her lowly estate: “And now, you … Continue reading

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Post 86, Senior scholars contribute to Avondale’s research output

Avondale College of Higher Education from time to time confers the status of Honorary Senior Research Fellow on active researchers who have retired from full-time employment. The arrangement maintains their association with the College and encourages continued publication, contributing to … Continue reading

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Post 85, Symbolising the Writings of Ellen White

A note for the reader: Any investigation of publications such as Adventist Review, Ministry and Record is likely to lead the researcher to conclude that, by 1982, the tidal wave of new information that began to rise in 1970 was about … Continue reading

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Post 84, Eight Years in the Ellen G. White/Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre That Serves the South Pacific Division: Some Random Recollections

I felt enormously privileged in 1976 when I was appointed as the founding curator (the title was soon changed to that of director) of the Ellen G. White/Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre opened at Avondale College to serve the (then) Australasian … Continue reading

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Post 83, The Relevance of Ellen White’s Writings for Contemporary[1] Adventist Life, Thought, Identity and Mission

“When memories exceed dreams, the end is near” (Thomas L. Friedman). Abstract Ellen White Studies is a subset of the emerging discipline of Adventist Studies; it seeks to understand the life and writings of Ellen Gould White (1827-1915) in terms … Continue reading

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Post 82, The Whole of Scripture and Adventism: An Enormous Challenge

For the past year, Signs of the Times monthly magazines in Australia and the United States have been running articlcs on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) and the Beatitudes, the “blessings” with which Jesus opened the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew … Continue reading

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Post 81, Keepers of the Flame or Preservers of the Ashes?

To Be Faithful to the Past Means to Move Forward in the Spirit of Our Predecessors Rolf J. Pöhler Seventh-day Adventists like to see themselves as heirs of the Protestant Reformation. What does it mean to walk in the footsteps … Continue reading

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