Materials: Documents

Did Jesus Emanate from the Father?

This article looks at John's statements that Jesus came forth from God the Father and investigates how they have to be understood. This has implications for the doctrines of Christ's divinity and the Trinity.

Ekkehardt Mueller

Digital Technology and the Christian Life

This essay offers some thoughts on digital technology and argues that we should bring our digital life under the Lordship of Jesus. It deals with the philosophy, theology, and ethics of digital technology. It concludes with an injunction for us to be masters of our technology, never the servants. Such appeal is base on the old bu always up-to-date principle: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31).

Elias Brasil de Souza

Display and Adornment

Discussion on the biblical teachings on jewelry.

Divine Rest and the Environmental Imperative

L. Steed explores the relationship between Sabbath keeping,  the environment, and eschatology in light of  three recent papal encyclicals: Dies Domini (1998), Caritas in Veritate (2009), and Laudato Si (2015).

Lincoln E. Steed

Does God Destroy?*

Answers the claim that sin self-destructs without God's intervention.

Frank B. Holbrook

Does God Get Angry?

How does this relate to God's character?

Tim Crosby

Does Marriage Still Matter?

An evaluation of cohabitation in the light of what Scripture has to say about marriage.

Richard M. Davidson

Don't Do What We've Done

A shift away from biblically-based decisions by Presbyterians provides a warning for Adventists in dealing with issues such as homosexuality.

Clinton Wahlen