Materials: Documents

Why Did Jesus Die? How God Saves Us

Was His death necessary or an adjunct feature in His ministry?

Author: 
George W. Reid

Worship and Ethics: A Reflection on Psalm 15

A short study on the inextricable relation between worship and conduct in Psalm 15. From this short Psalm we learn that those who genuinely experience God's presence in the place of worship will mirror God in other places.

Author: 
Elias Brasil de Souza

Worship: The Center of the Three Angel's Messages — Part 1

The call to worship God is an important element of the first angel's message. The author of this article focuses on the theological relationships among creation, worship, and judgment.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

Worthwhile Reading on the Creation-Evolution Debate

 

A number of helpful books on creation, from both Adventist and non-Adventist authors, are summarized and reviewed, including the updated edition of Harold Coffin’s Origin by Design, Faith, Reason and Earth History by Leonard Brand, and Creation, Catastrophe and Calvary, edited by John Templeton Baldwin.
Author: 
Jim Standish/Clinton Wahlen

“Deus Caritas Est”: Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical Letter

What does it mean to say that God is love? The article provides a critical review of Pope Benedict's Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, with particular reference to its implications for Church-State relations.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

“It Does Not Affect Me” and Other Myths about Religious Persecution

Persecution is part of the Christian "package," but this does not mean we should actively court mistreatment or abuse.

Author: 
John Graz

“Who is My Neighbor?”: Some Thoughts on Racism and Nationalism

This essay offers a biblical reflection on the challenges of racism and nationalism. It addresses the concepts of race and nation in the Bible, the beauty of ethnic diversity, and some biblical responses to racism and nationalism. It concludes by pointing out that only a worldview shaped by the Scriptures can provide the solid foundation to approach race, ethnicity, and nationality on a practical basis.

Author: 
Elias Brasil de Souza

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