Facing Doubt

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ISBN: 099354052X
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Number of pages: 194
Author: Reinder Bruinsma

Download and read online Facing Doubt in PDF and EPUB My special target in this book is a segment of the Adventist Church that I will constantly refer to as 'believers on the margins.' I have written especially for those in our midst who have doubts and concerns, for those who wonder where their church is going, and who have trouble believing as they used to.

If I Were the Devil

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ISBN: 0828020124
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 304
Author: George R. Knight
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

Download and read online If I Were the Devil in PDF and EPUB In some parts of the world it seems the Seventh-day Adventist Church is in danger of settling down into a social club. That is, unless it remembers its mission.With growing secularization, disorientation, and institutionalism, how can the church maintain its identity? How is the church to function considering it was founded on the belief that time is short-yet time keeps going on?Not just for church administrators and academics-this is a call to duty to all church members, a call to become a church alive with passion and purpose. Let these pages reinvigorate you with fresh thoughts about the Adventist mission and how to accomplish it. Because the world doesn't need another social club. It needs to hear God's message.

Nine Months Pregnant The Seventh day Adventist Church

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ISBN: 9780938805229
Release Date: 2015-05-14
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Author: Rick Shorter
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online Nine Months Pregnant The Seventh day Adventist Church in PDF and EPUB To challenge the word of God by endeavoring to change its meaning about leadership and ordination is deception and nothing less than sin. The Bible was written by “Holy men of God“ as they were moved and taught by the Spirit of God. Most Christians believe just that. There are others who allude to this belief when it aligns with their own comfort zone, and when it does not, they try to adjust the word of God by adding to it, taking away from it or just stating, “I have a problem with that.” In this book we, by no means, will attempt to prove the verity of the word of God, the Bible, by using man-made tactics. We would never take the time or space to try and match our wits against those of the so-called intellectuals and theologians who disagree with the writers of the Bible. The Bible writers were given thoughts from God to give to the human race and, above all, to professed Christians. The Bible explains itself.

The Future of Adventism

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ISBN: 069252021X
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Number of pages: 362
Author: Gary Chartier

Download and read online The Future of Adventism in PDF and EPUB The Future of Adventism offers a stimulating introduction to the cutting edge of Seventh-day Adventist thought. Authored by leading scholars from multiple strands of the Adventist community, the essays that make up this collection are rooted in an understanding of Adventist history and the Christian heritage while simultaneously attuned to vital contemporary issues. Non-dogmatic and reflective, they are designed to prompt ongoing conversation about possible directions Adventist faith and life might take in the new millennium. "On the basis of this volume, the future of Seventh-day Adventist theology-rather than mere doctrine-looks bright indeed. As these theological thinkers make clear, Seventh-day Adventism has much to contribute to wider conversations on topics like eschatology, anthropology, the doctrine of God, and hope. This volume will serve as an essential touchstone for new generations of Seventh-day Adventist theological thinkers." -Linn Tonstad, Yale University "Based on an insightful re-reading of Adventist history and a careful description of current spiritual and existential trends, this collection delineates reasonable and meaningful potential horizons for Adventism. While remaining loyal to our church, these heterogeneous and complementary essays encourage an honest dialogue with the rest of God's world and welcome-with fidelity and clarity, realism and creativity-some pressing questions posed by that world as sources of opportunity for tomorrow." -Hanz Gutierrez, Adventist Theological School, Florence, Italy "On the 150th anniversary of their forbears' Great Disappointment in October 1844, a group of male Seventh-day Adventist scholars gathered at La Sierra University to present and discuss essays that predicted and prescribed the future of Adventist faith and practice in the context of its history. Twenty years later this volume makes those essays available to a wider public. Although a generation of change has significantly altered both Adventism and the world in which its believers live, the historical and theological trajectories mapped in this volume offer unique and revealing insights into the movement's shifting identities. Both insiders and outsiders seeking to understand contemporary Adventism will find much to ponder in this fine volume-both what it does and what it does not include." -Rennie B. Schoepflin, California State University, Los Angeles "This volume offers carefully-crafted lectures delivered by some of Adventism's best minds, presenting fascinating evidence that the tradition of affectionate self-critical examination continues in the Church. It supplies some important pieces in the puzzle of Adventist self-understanding, and so aids the community's maturing process. It poses the question which is crucial to the prospering of the Church in the future: Is the Adventist imagination alive and well?" -Michael Pearson, Newbold College "This book is exceptional. It will undoubtedly contribute to the future of Adventism as it is received with concern and assessed with sympathy. It examines crucial traditional and present positions with great care. That does not mean all problems are solved. The achievement is that they are here recognized and competently discussed. We have waited for this a very long time. It provides the needed opportunity for honest discussion, inviting participation in the renewal of Adventist theology." -Edward W. H. Vick, author of From Inspiration to Understanding and Philosophy for Believers

Ellen Harmon White

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ISBN: 9780199373857
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 365
Author: Terrie Dopp Aamodt
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Ellen Harmon White in PDF and EPUB In America, as in Britain, the Victorian era enjoyed a long life, stretching from the 1830s to the 1910s. It marked the transition from a pre-modern to a modern way of life. Ellen White's life (1827-1915) spanned those years and then some, but the last three months of a single year, 1844, served as the pivot for everything else. When the Lord failed to return on October 22, as she and other followers of William Miller had predicted, White did not lose heart. Fired by a vision she experienced, White played the principal role in transforming a remnant minority of Millerites into the sturdy sect that soon came to be known as the Seventh-day Adventists. She and a small group of fellow believers emphasized a Saturday Sabbath and an imminent Advent. Today that flourishing denomination posts twenty million adherents globally and one of the largest education, hospital, publishing, and missionary outreach programs in the world. Over the course of her life White generated 50,000 manuscript pages and letters, and produced 40 books that have enjoyed extremely wide circulation. She ranks as one of the most gifted and influential religious leaders in American history, and Ellen Harmon White tells her story in a new and remarkably informative way. Some of the contributors identify with the Adventist tradition, some with other Christian denominations, and some with no religious tradition at all. Taken together their essays call for White to be seen as a significant figure in American religious history and for her to be understood her within the context of her times.

God of Sense and Traditions of Non Sense

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ISBN: 9781498233132
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Number of pages: 476
Author: Sigve K. Tonstad
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online God of Sense and Traditions of Non Sense in PDF and EPUB One hundred taxis lined up on Church Street in Oslo on November 26, 1942, deployed in order to round up the city's Jews and send them to Auschwitz. This reality anchors God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense: it is theology from a Holocaust perspective. The brash Elihu excoriating Job for his insistence that he is owed an explanation for the calamities that have befallen him. This is the book's opening salvo. Job speaking of a God of sense, Elihu and Job's three friends inaugurating a tradition of non-sense: this is the existential and theological predicament. The problem of finite suffering in this life addressed in the theological tradition with the prospect of infinite, endless suffering, in this book described as a key element in Traditions of Non-Sense. Back to the millions of Jews, among them 188 women and 42 children from Oslo, deported, gassed, and cremated--in God of Sense this is not seen as a problem that defeats belief, but as the reality that demands a religious and theological account of human existence.

Finding Jesus in the Book of Revelation

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ISBN: 098500973X
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Number of pages:
Author: Steve Case

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ISBN: 0828019886
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 383
Author: William G. Johnsson
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

Download and read online Jesus in PDF and EPUB Because of grace, good things happen even in the midst of a bad world. To the casual observer it may look like chance or luck. But to the person who knows Jesus, its undeniable that this undeserved goodness is nothing else but His grace.When Jesus walked on earth, He brought grace into every encounter, to every person. Even now, all around us, God is working out beautiful grace stories. Open the pages of this devotional book for a daily encounter with Jesus and His surprising, endless, life-changing grace.

From the Hood to the Hill

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ISBN: 9781418577285
Release Date: 2006-08-20
Number of pages: 240
Author: Barry Black
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

Download and read online From the Hood to the Hill in PDF and EPUB From the Hood to the Hill is Chaplain Black's story of overcoming unpromising beginnings in the ghettos of Baltimore. His travels through uncharted waters exemplify God's power for change. Read his story and discover how you, too, can move toward unprecedented satisfaction through a living faith in God. "With Barry Black, you don't just hear a sermon, you see the sermon. That sermon is captured vividly in this story of his life. A life shaped by love, humility, confidence, courage, strength, and hope." - from the Foreword, THOMAS R. CARPER, US Senator "Barry Black is a leader among leaders. Brilliant and articulate, yet humble and approachable, he is a force for integrity, goodness, and compassion on Capitol Hill . . . this narrative, From the Hood to the Hill, is a fascinating read." - DR. RICK WARREN, Best-Selling Author, The Purpose Driven Life, and Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA "Chaplain Barry Black embodies the best of the American Spirit and the Christian tradition-a man of great erudition who has never forgotten his humble roots; a man of great faith who remains open to all the wisdom of all people; a man of great seriousness who knows how to laugh. The Senate and the country are grateful for his service." - BARRACK OBAMA, US Senator "From a wonderfully unique man comes a powerfully unique story. Barry Black is a testimony to God's faithfulness and grace." - MAX LUCADO, Pastor, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX "This is an inspiring autobiography by an outstanding man of God, a great leader, a powerful preacher, and a true patriot . . . Barry Black is my cherished friend. I'm honored that he succeeded me as Chaplain of the United States Senate. From the Hood to the Hill is a stirring and power-packed book of the way God uses whom He chooses." - DR. LLOYD J. OGILVIE, Former US Senate Chaplain


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Release Date: 2011-07-02
Number of pages: 768

Download and read online Billboard in PDF and EPUB In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Adventist Review

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ISBN: WISC:89096615828
Release Date: 2008-01
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Release Date: 1959-01-26
Number of pages: 84

Download and read online Billboard in PDF and EPUB In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Storms and Grace

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ISBN: 9781462817597
Release Date: 2008-03-31
Number of pages: 187
Author: Robert A. Gardner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online Storms and Grace in PDF and EPUB “Sometimes it’s hard to know why you do things, why you make such bad, unexplainable choices...” so begins the remarkable story of faith, testing, lost and redemption. It is a story not so much about a person, but a God who loves and preserves those who trust him. “Storms and Grace” carries you on a journey with a young man who found hope and meaning to life when he found God, but faced with the terrible inner storms lost sight of the “Voice: that would not let him go. From Viet Nam to the murderous streets of Detroit you grip the pages breathlessly waiting for the next storm to end. How does a conscientious objector become a heavily armed and unpredictably dangerous time bomb more afraid of himself then any man living? “Storms and Grace” reaffirms humanities deep longing and hope that divine intervention still lives and is very personal.

Lonesome Dove

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ISBN: 9781447206149
Release Date: 2011-10-12
Number of pages: 960
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online Lonesome Dove in PDF and EPUB It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande. It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . . From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville - here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was. More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America. Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers - Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal.

The Green Cord Dream

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ISBN: 0816326878
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 125
Author: Alex Bryan

Download and read online The Green Cord Dream in PDF and EPUB Publisher's description. In 1842, fifteen-year-old Ellen Harmon had a dream. “[The angel] handed me a green cord coiled up closely. This he directed me to place next to my heart, and when I wished to see Jesus, take it from my bosom, and stretch it to the utmost. He cautioned me not to let it remain coiled for any length of time, lest it should become knotted and difficult to straighten. I placed the cord near my heart, and joyfully descended the narrow stairs, praising the Lord, and telling all whom I met where they could find Jesus.” In The Green Cord Dream author Alex Bryan asks, Is there a purpose and possibility for Adventist Christianity in the twenty-first century? Will we desire the Bible again as a way to fall in love with Jesus? Will Jesus be everything in Adventism? Will we live for heaven alone? Will we get lost in minor theological disputes and church spats? Or will we live within the grand story of The Great Controversy? I believe the Adventist movement can have a bright, prevailing future, but we are at a critical time. The challenges are significant. We must choose a vision of Adventist Christianity for the future. We need bold and beautiful dreams emerging from every generation and locality. We need Green Cord Dreams. We need the The One. We need Jesus.