Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 1)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 1)

For over ten years, I've been meaning to start an article series entitled, 'Bible Prophecy for Atheists' with the tagline, 'Helping atheists interpret Bible prophecy correctly so they can attempt to refute it intelligently.' These days, however, I see the need to write an article with the same title--not for Atheists, but for Christians.   The

Rethink

Rethink

The church, like a losing general, has the nasty habit of fighting the last battle. By the time it has adapted its tactics, the challenge has moved on. Perpetually behind the times, forever on the back foot, stuck in the role of reluctant reactionary, losing ground. And that is how we find ourselves today, late to the party and still talking about

Do We Need Adventist Education in the Fundamental Beliefs?

Do We Need Adventist Education in the Fundamental Beliefs?

[Image source: Adventist Review] While studying as an undergraduate at Stanford University, I found the Adventist understanding of the nature of true education gave purpose and direction to my studies, helping me to think about education in more holistic terms. Therefore, I was intrigued by a headline I saw last week: “Adventist Education Declared

Finding Good News in the Three Angels’ Messages

Finding Good News in the Three Angels’ Messages

I have a confession to make. I don’t like the three angels’ messages. My discomfort with Revelation 14:6-11 goes back to the summer I was 9, in the primary pavilion at camp meeting. That’s when I learned the already familiar verses as a Scripture song. Even at that young age it was clear to me that “he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone” is

Millennials & the Time to Remember

Millennials & the Time to Remember

Born in the early 80s, I joined the largest generation so far in history, later referred to as the “Millennials” by Neil Howe and William Strauss.[1] Growing up with the Internet, this new generation is pragmatic, nomadic, impatient and technologically savvy. Raised in a world of virtual technologies, we are always expecting to be updated with cutt

The Mysteries of God’s Word

The Mysteries of God’s Word

“Canst thou by searching find out God?” No finite mind can fully comprehend the character or the works of the Infinite One. We cannot by searching find out God. To minds the strongest and most highly cultured, as well as to the weakest and most ignorant, that holy Being must remain clothed in mystery. But though “clouds and darkness are round about