MEMORIAL DAY: TALES OF BBQS AND FIRECRACKERS

Memorial Day, observed in the last Monday in May, is a holiday that few Americans know anything about. It is comfortably nestled amongst the “BBQ and Firecracker” holidays. Not that it was designed for such classification, but it has been placed there by an American generation consisting of some individuals that are either actively anti-tradition […]

THIS WEEK IN STUDY GROUP: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH

Editorial Note: “This Week in Study group” is an analysis on item(s) of note in the current sabbath school study guide. This week’s piece covers February 25 – March 3, 2017 lesson: The Holy Spirit and the Church. The principle contributor is Frank M. Hasel, Ph.d., former dean of the theology department and director of […]

FIRST LOOK AT THIRD JOHN

THE THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN SUMMARY John writes this third epistle “to the beloved Gaius” [1] whom he considers to be as one of his “children” [4]. John expresses his joy upon hearing of how Gaius is a man that is “walking in the truth” [3] and so he prays that Gaius may prosper in […]

DO YOU NEED A WEDDING RING?

INTRODUCTION Wedding rings are common. It is general practice that at the moment of proposal a ring is presented . If the proposal is accepted the ring is then placed on the fourth proximal digit of the left hand. With the exception of certain religious leanings against jewelry this has been the general modus operandi […]

THE RELEVANCY OF THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH:LITERALITY, PROGRESSION, AND 24 HOUR PERIODS IN THE GENESIS CREATION NARRATIVE

INTRODUCTION This is the fourth article in a series entitled, The Relevancy of The Seventh-Day Sabbath. The series seeks to address issues that have been raised in dialogues concerning the Seventh-day Sabbath doctrine.The prior article in this series, The Relevancy of the Seventh-Day Sabbath: Differing Viewpoints and Long Ages in the Genesis Creation Narrative, introduced […]

THE SILENT RESURRECTION

This article was originally written on April 19, 2014.  Easter is a word that means different things to different people. For some, it may simply be about bunnies, eggs, and a spectacular meal with family and friends. For others it is described as “the most important festival in the Christian calendar” (BBC). The latter view is […]

IMMEDIATE PRE-LAW PREPARATIONS IN EXODUS 19

INTRODUCTION Lesson six of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, Glimpses of Our God, 2012,[1] is entitled “God the Lawgiver.”[2] The memory text is taken from the book of Isaiah: “For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us” (Isa. 33:22, NKJV). The […]

THE RELEVANCY OF THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH: DIFFERING VIEWPOINTS AND LONG AGES IN THE GENESIS CREATION NARRATIVE

INTRODUCTION This is the third article in a series entitled, The Relevancy of the Seventh-day Sabbath. The series seeks to address issues that have been raised in dialogues concerning the Seventh-day Sabbath doctrine. This article first seeks to lay out the possibility that previously cherished viewpoints may function as blinders that will prevent one from […]