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Adventist Segregation

November 26, 2013

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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

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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 […]

History of Segregated Conferences

January 21, 2013

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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

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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 […]

The Seventh-day Identity Crisis

January 2, 2013

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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

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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 […]