An Invitation to Uplift Jesus (A Statement from the General Conference Executive Leadership and Division Presidents)

An Invitation to Uplift Jesus (A Statement from the General Conference Executive Leadership and Division Presidents)

To honor and exalt Jesus is the foundational commitment of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and undergirds its prophetic message expressed in the 28 Fundamental Beliefs. Salvation by Faith alone leading to a life of discipleship to Jesus is the goal of our mission. As we proclaim the three angels’ messages let us make sure that Christ stands at the

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The gathering in Atlanta was the second “One project” gathering I attended, the first being in Seattle a few years back, which left me with an overall good impression. I like the idea (and practice) of being seated around the table and having time to process the information received during presentations. Hearing the Voice of the Attendees This is s

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 2: The Sunday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 2: The Sunday Presentations)

Protest of the Center (Colossians 1:16-18) Brandy Kirstein is a stay-at-home mom, pastor’s wife, and doctoral student in family nursing practice in Collegedale, TN. She began her presentation by noting that, for a long time, the earth was believed to be the center of the universe. One of the reasons why this was deemed true was the conviction that

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

This past weekend (October 21-22), I attended The One project gathering in Atlanta, GA. As you may know, this event is the third-to-last conference before The One project shuts down. As a student of systematic theology with particular interest in hermeneutics (biblical interpretation), I was particularly drawn to this gathering, given the theme ann

Beyond the One project: The War Over the Local Church (5b)

Beyond the One project: The War Over the Local Church (5b)

  At the Create Conference, Pastor Alex Bryan called upon the audience to learn from a Vietnam war POW’s (prisoner of war) ability to face the brutal facts of his/her circumstances to survive. We begin part two of this article by drawing some key lessons from that war to understand the nature of the war over the local church. As the war in Vie

Beyond the One project: The War Over the Local Church (5a)

Beyond the One project: The War Over the Local Church (5a)

Prologue If you have ever made a call for tithes and offerings to support Adventist education at a local church and had a parent come up to you after the service and tearfully describe how they sacrificed to send their precious God-fearing child to an Adventist institution of higher learning and their child came back home to visit at thanksgiving b

The One Project: The ‘Jesus. All.’ Paradox (Part 3)

The One Project: The ‘Jesus. All.’ Paradox (Part 3)

It is the complex interplay between the religious factions within Adventism that gives rise to “once in a generation” ministries that have the ability to redefine the Church.[1] The One Project is potentially one such ministry. Almost since its inception, the One Project has been a lightning rod for criticism for some and for others a beacon of hop

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Steve Wohlberg (Part 2b)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Steve Wohlberg (Part 2b)

Introduction In my previous article, Pastor Sam Leonor mentioned that he had met with Pastor Steve Wohlberg and conversed with him about his concerns with the One Project. I emailed Pastor Wohlberg’s ministry a few days after I returned from the One Project, to hear his side of the story. He emailed me back within a day or two, however, I was runni

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Sam Leonor (Part 2a)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Sam Leonor (Part 2a)

  When trying to determine what to ask the founders about their views and their ministry, I first thought of compiling a list of questions and asking each one the same thing. After thinking about it, I realized that it would be tedious for the readers to read slight variations of answers on the same topic, so I decided to go with a different a