Hope Encourages Agency
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Hope Encourages Agency

The Coming One, Mary’s child, may not resolve all our problems, but God’s coming is an image of hope that may empower us to action. Hope encourages agency, not passivity. It opens the future, not determined, but influenced by what we do today. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingaholyadventure/2021/12/the-adventurous-lectionary-fourth-sunday-of-advent-december-19-2021/ Read the whole post at Bruce Epperly’s The Adventurous Lectionary. The…

Spectrum Magazine Zoom Discussion on Apocalyptic
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Spectrum Magazine Zoom Discussion on Apocalyptic

The Association of Adventist Forums will sponsor a zoom discussion of apocalyptic on Friday, December 10, at 10 am Pacific time including Energion author Herold Weiss, author of the book The End of the Scroll: Biblical Apocalyptic Trajectories, which is priced normally at $24.99, but is currently on sale at Energion Direct at $19.99. You…

Our First (Sale!) Books of the Season
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Our First (Sale!) Books of the Season

We’re putting a number of books on sale this Christmas, and I want to feature as many as possible in blog posts. Three of our authors have produced fiction titles this year, and two of those books are on sale (the other one, Grace Across the River, has just been released). The books can be…

Reason and Religion
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Reason and Religion

If your spiritual life needs nourishment, so does your intellectual life. The plain truth of the matter is that God created us as rational beings. Anti-intellectualism is therefore a serious threat to balanced Christianity. “It is fundamental with us,” wrote John Wesley, “that to renounce reason is to renounce religion, that religion and reason go…

Dave Black’s Greek Video Course Now Free on YouTube

Dave Black’s Greek Video Course Now Free on YouTube

This is more than a month old, but somehow I missed it, so let’s make sure as many people as possible are aware. David Alan Black’s set of videos, recorded when he taught beginning Greek in Ethiopia, are now available free on YouTube. (Go direct to YouTube.) This course is based on Dave’s beginning grammar….