“Radical” Medley

“Radical” Medley

As used here, radical is the opposite of nominal, so-called, in name only, lukewarm, and ordinary. Each of these short pieces illustrates the complete commitment to which our radically committed Lord has called us.… Read the rest

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Life is Good Today

Life is Good Today

In college, my first year English professor, Mrs. Wagner, began each class period with an inspiring saying on the board. One of these I often recall: “Each day create a new you again, again, and again.”… Read the rest

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Committed to Commission

Committed to Commission

What in the world is the church for, or the church in the world for?

Is it mostly for gathering every Sabbath day? If so, Christianity is no different from other religions that also gather on their sacred days. Is … Read the rest

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Letting Go

Letting Go

As young parents, we dedicated our children to the Lord, not knowing where life would take us and how we’d have to let them go.… Read the rest

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We Walk the Line

We Walk the Line

Not to be cute or trendy, this question is posed to help us better grasp the privileges and responsibilities of knowing and following the world’s one true Lord and Savior. The answer to the question will come shortly.… Read the rest

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Here Am I; Send Me

Here Am I; Send Me

When I was 26 years old, I heard God’s call deep inside me to go and preach the gospel. The transforming power of Jesus Christ then led me to seek God more intimately.… Read the rest

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Avoiding Holy Huddles

Avoiding Holy Huddles

I was thrilled and nervous. At the Washington State Super Sabbath — the first for a long time — people from a variety of backgrounds and traditions (feast days, Pentecostal, etc.) attended, displaying the theme of unity. All of us … Read the rest

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Necessary Transgressions

Necessary Transgressions

A shudder ran through the church the day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Even for those of us who weren’t surprised by the decision, it came with a sense of foreboding — as if we had … Read the rest

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Closing a Chapter

Closing a Chapter

The magazine you hold (or read online) completes my eighteenth year as its editor. My first issue was the September 1997 BA, following the editorial service of Elder Roy Marrs. From then until now, 147 separate issues of the magazine … Read the rest

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Heart Matters

Heart Matters

The obsessive and exaggerated observance of church system and practice is common in the modern church. Nothing is wrong with proper church systems. But a temptation lurks in the excessive desire for orderly service and religious programming above the spiritual … Read the rest

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