How the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of Adventism Relate to the Cross

Ellen White writes, “The Sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary….* SoContinue reading “How the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of Adventism Relate to the Cross”

Why I Can’t Celebrate Christmas

Honestly, I could end this post in a few lines. Fire in Oakland. Chapecoense football team.  Genocide in Syria. Bombings in Germany.  Explosions in Mexico. Attacks in Pakistan. Post-election America.  Add to this your own personal pains – the passing of loved ones, loss of opportunities, stresses of life – and they still wonder whyContinue reading “Why I Can’t Celebrate Christmas”

5 Ways To Share Your Beliefs Without Being a Jerk

Right + Rude = Wrong. Someone mentioned that to me and it has stuck ever since. The counsel is timely, especially in circles where truth claims are criticized and those who express them, in extreme cases, are dismissed as anachronistic. But is there a way to share your convictions without being snooty or insular? HereContinue reading “5 Ways To Share Your Beliefs Without Being a Jerk”

A 3-Step “Hack” for Examining and Enjoying Scripture

Articulating the “why” and implementing the “how” are two things. That’s why some may spit some smoove words to you, but may not actually have game. OHHHHH! But that’s a topic for another day. (Get it together, Kevin.) The more I spend time with well-intentioned Christians, especially youth and young adults, the more I realize thatContinue reading “A 3-Step “Hack” for Examining and Enjoying Scripture”

Three Things I Learnt from Fasting for 72 Hours

If you are reading this, it means that I’m dead, or am in the process of dying. I can’t take it anymore.. Need………food….. … But let’s not kid ourselves. I love food WAY too much to part with it. So I decided, instead, to participate in a cellphone/social media fast for 72 hours facilitated by theContinue reading “Three Things I Learnt from Fasting for 72 Hours”

Christmas Confessions of a Third-Culture-Kid

Christmas is painful sometimes. A significant part of the problem is being unable to identify what “home” really is. Home is where the heart is, people say. But what if my heart is in many different places? Does that mean I have multiple homes? If so, then is there a place out of all theseContinue reading “Christmas Confessions of a Third-Culture-Kid”

The Only Reason Why I’m a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian

“Potlucks” “Family-feel” “Haystacks” “My parents” “My teacher” “Sabbath” “Sam’s chicken” And the list goes on when one’s inquired about why they are a Seventh-Day Adventist. In light of the recent notoriety the denomination has been getting through media and news networks, I had to revisit this question myself: “Why are YOU a Seventh-Day Adventist, Kevin?”Continue reading “The Only Reason Why I’m a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian”

What Christians Do That is Worse Than Rejecting God

I recently read a quote last week that messed me up. “The darkness of the evil one encloses those who neglect to pray.” – Ellen White in “Steps to Christ.” “Yep. Heard that before. Nothing new there. Obviously when I refuse to pray then…” And that’s when it hit me. She doesn’t say refuse to pray;Continue reading “What Christians Do That is Worse Than Rejecting God”

Why Bible Reading is Difficult and What you Can Do About It.

“ It’s too boring…” “It’s too hard…” “It’s not relevant…” “I don’t get it…” “It’s too old…” And they go on. I’ve heard them, you’ve heard them. Let’s face it: Reading the Bible can sometimes be a slow death experience. Maybe it hasn’t for you. But it surely has been for me. Pastors, teachers, andContinue reading “Why Bible Reading is Difficult and What you Can Do About It.”

The Really, Great, Fantastic, News about… Guilt!

Guilt sucks. Nobody likes to feel guilty. Maybe you’re still holding on to guilt from something you’ve done in the past. Maybe you are expecting someone to feel guilty for something they did. Maybe you’re sick and tired feeling it every.single.time you choose to do “it.” No matter who you are, and what you’ve done,Continue reading “The Really, Great, Fantastic, News about… Guilt!”