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Adventist Segregation

November 26, 2013


Where are the voices of concern in the Adventist Church when it comes to segregation of Adventist conferences, churches, and schools? Instead of seeking pure Christian unity and brotherly love in North America, we turn a blind-eye to the division of church members because of skin color and naively continue on as if nothing is […]

When Adventists Simply Aren’t

November 14, 2013


Author: Andrew Kerbs You may be scratching your head at the title—When Adventists Simply Aren’t.  It refers to a modern phenomenon in the church in which there are Seventh-day Adventist church members who are anything but Seventh-day Adventist. Now I’ll give a premature disclaimer. I’m not advocating cookie-cutter doctrinalism (I might have made that word up). You know, the scene […]

Church Unity and Structure

April 6, 2013


Author: Ken Lytle Media outlets and Hollywood have shed light on the civil rights movement and slavery in America in the past year.  America has reached a point in its history where a majority of its citizens has embraced the unity of ethnic races.  Unfortunately, there are pockets of ignorant people who still hold onto […]

History of Segregated Conferences

January 21, 2013


Author: Ken Lytle Shall we be the last of the Christian bodies to break away from our historic attitudes and chart a new course in our human relationships?  — G. C. President, W. H. Branson Have you ever wondered why we have white conferences and black conferences?  How can God’s Church be segregated in the […]

Desegregation Petition

January 19, 2013


Author: Ken Lytle It is hard to believe that God’s endtime Church is still segregated by skin color in North America.  There is no problem having Spanish, Russian, Indonesian, etc. speaking churches.  But having conferences, churches, and schools that are divided by skin color is a shameful blemish on God’s Church.  Addressing this problem is not impossible.  Some of […]

Segregation in God’s Church

January 3, 2013


Author: Ken Lytle The new movie, Lincoln, is a great film that addresses the segregation and civil rights issue.  It begins a little slow, but has a great conclusion as President Lincoln gains one of the first victories for the civil rights movement here in the USA.  I recommend watching the film. Years later Dr. Martin […]

The Seventh-day Identity Crisis

January 2, 2013


Author: Andrew Kerbs Uncertainty and doubt regarding the Advent message create division and lack of purpose. In essence, it creates an identity crisis. Today we are facing numerous distractions that are taking away our focus on the unique message we as Seventh-day Adventists were given as a church to take to the world. A messenger […]

Political Correctness in Church

August 27, 2012


What does this verse mean to those who claim to love and follow Jesus? “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him” — John 3:17. Living as an Adventist Christian church member and leader, I have personally experienced and […]