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Lingering in the Word

Friday, December 14, 2018

Nina Atcheson is the Adventist Identity Officer for Adventist Schools Australia. But she is also a writer and now published author. In the lead up to the launch of As Light Lingers, she answers questions about her new book and how spending time with the Bible can change our lives.

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My Youth Leadership Congress diary

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Drs John Skrzypaszek and Peter Williams attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Global Youth Leadership Congress to study the lived experience of youth ministry leaders. Their interviews with these leaders are part of a project by Avondale’s Christian Education Research Centre. Here are Skrzypaszek’s reflections of the congress and of the research.

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Proverbial wisdom

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dr David Tasker is writing about Proverbs for the new Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary. He reveals in this question and answer what he learnt about the book through the process.

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“Enough!”

Friday, November 16, 2018

A speech of note set the tone for the commissioning service of Avondale Seminarian Dr Wendy Jackson. President Professor Ray Roennfeldt’s welcome expressed his frustration with the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s decision not to give regional divisions the autonomy to ordain women. This is what he said.

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Doctor doctor now a pastor

Friday, November 16, 2018

Colleagues of an Avondale seminarian have used subtle, disarmingly simple and courageously frank statements to affirm her journey from paediatric endocrinology to pastoral ministry.

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Making Adventism great again?

Friday, November 9, 2018

The beards and dress-ups at the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Annual Council in historic Battle Creek were possibly worse publicity than the debate about preserving church authority. When we seek to revive an imagined “golden age” past, we tend to fit our version of the gospel around that same image.