Living in the Shadow of the Cross: How Jesus’ Ministry Brings Life

Living in the Shadow of the Cross: How Jesus’ Ministry Brings Life

The biblical books of Hebrews and Revelation give ample content on the ministry of Jesus in the heavenly sanctuary. Having said that, it may seem ironic to suggest looking at the Hebrew Bible (OT) to uncover some practical implications of a sanctuary focused life. Yet, the title of this short essay proposes a double entendre, in Exodus 25:8 the ear

Uniquely Adventist: North West Youth Conference

Uniquely Adventist: North West Youth Conference

On April 15-17, 2016, the Northwest Youth Conference held its “Uniquely Adventist” event at the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church in Milton-Freewater, OR. The following are observations and reflections from Emily Duffield, an attendee at the conference.[1]   What does it mean to be uniquely Adventist? To discover the answer, young people

How Adventism Ended the Gospel Wars

How Adventism Ended the Gospel Wars

You might think that, although Christians disagree on a lot of topics, they at least agree on the central theme of their religion: the gospel. But no such luck. You have Calvinism on the one side, Arminianism on the other, and an entire spectrum of options in between. And that’s just within Protestantism. The Catholic and Orthodox churches as well

Facing God’s Judgment Without Fear

Facing God’s Judgment Without Fear

The sight of Shylock’s gleaming knife struck terror and fear into Antonio’s heart. Antonio had defaulted on a loan from Shylock, and as one of the conditions of the contract, Shylock had stipulated taking a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Standing before the jury, Antonio is now overwhelmed with the dreadful thought of Shylock’s sword. These fears domina