Category Archives: Theology

Brown: “My Favorite Description of Jesus”

In the fifth installment of his ENGAGE series, Nathan Brown writes about his favorite description of Jesus. Excerpt: Of all the descriptions of Jesus found in the gospels and beyond, my favorite—out of so many profound, beautiful, and challenging descriptions—is … Continue reading

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Tagert-Paul: “Social Justice, A Christian Duty?”

Kimberley Tagert-Paul asks a provocative question: What is social justice to Christians–a good thing, bad thing, or actual duty. Spoiler alert, she considers it a duty. She writes: The Bible tells us the answer, the only answer we need. Verse … Continue reading

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Plantak: Adventists Need to Become Involved

In his doctoral dissertation published as The Silent Church: Human Rights and Adventist Social Ethics, Zdravko Plantak declares: The reason Adventists need to become involved in the world is not because they think they can turn this world into God’s … Continue reading

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Brown: Something Missing in Revival?

Nathan Brown begins “Engage”–a new articles series for Adventist World–by considering the theme of revival (The Missing Chapter on Revival). Brown writes, “Earlier this year I grabbed a copy of the current Sabbath school quarterly from the end of our … Continue reading

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White: Least of These

As I’ve been reading through The Desire of Ages, I’ve been blogging here about themes of compassion and service that are tucked away in chapters on various stories and teachings. However, in Chapter 70, “The Least of These My Brethren,” … Continue reading

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Ellen White and Political Advocacy

Ellen White’s views on political involvement can be difficult to harmonize. For example, consider the following sets of quotes. First, these two related statements arguably diminish the value of political action (both from The Desire of Ages): (1) But today … Continue reading

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Adventism and Activism (Torres)

Marcos Torres shares the following reflection on social action. Torres is currently pursuing a BA in Theology at Southern Adventist University. His biggest passion in life is to help people realize that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship … Continue reading

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