10 Things I Wish They’d Told Me Before Starting Graduate School

It. Is. Finished. As of May 7th 2017,  I have officially obtained my Masters in Divinity degree from Andrews University – my alma mater. The past few years have been some of the most humbling, exciting, and paradigm-shifting years filled with lots of learning, love, and life. They say hindsight is 20/20 for a reason. HereContinue reading “10 Things I Wish They’d Told Me Before Starting Graduate School”

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”

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”

Post #GCSA15: 5 things Adventist Millenials can do after the General Conference

It. Is. Finished. Now what? These are 5 things that you and I can do in light of, and in response to, what has happened. 1) Speak up. Even Twitter didn’t see it coming – the interactive contribution of SDA millennials across the globe displaying the most effective use of a hashtag I’ve seen tillContinue reading “Post #GCSA15: 5 things Adventist Millenials can do after the General Conference”