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.
Some 74 years after a publisher first expressed interest, Signs Publishing has published the missionary stories of Rose-Marie Radley’s father Jack, a medical boat captain in the heyday of the Seventh-day Adventist mission fleet in the South Seas.
The provision of healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru is beset by problems—inbuilt inefficiencies, poor governance and quality processes and obstruction that delays care in some instances for years. Nathan Brown and Dr Sara Townend argue the regime is unacceptable and untenable.
Bringing faith to justice enhances the latter and brings relevancy to the former but requires repentance, humility and a willingness to engage with the community.
Engage: Faith That Matters is Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown’s 13th book (well, seventh if we count only the edited books). It is also another book about social justice. Why does Brown return to this theme and what has writing this book taught him about it?
A conversation with author and book editor Nathan Brown about bringing faith to justice.