We are Adventist Alumni
Adventist Alumni are Adventist. For too long, we Adventists with non-traditional philosophies have had to look around to see who’s listening, have had to make sure they are with trusted friends, before talking openly about things of importance to them. Not here.
Adventist Alumni are Independent Thinkers
Here at Adventist Alumni our mission is to re-enfranchise such people. We make clear to those who are somewhere along the Adventist Alumni path that they are not alone. That they are actually part of a surprisingly large group of independent thinkers who are not afraid to critically examine ideas and adjust their world/cosmic views accordingly. There may be an Adventist Alumnus sitting next to you in your favorite SDA church.
Here we speak freely about ideas of God, faith, worship and all things spiritual. You need not look around to make sure it’s safe to say what you think needs to be said. You can experiment with new ideas without fear of retribution. Speak your mind. Express your ideas, even if you’re still trying to figure out what you think and believe. You can change your mind too. Try things on, and if anything does not fit, refine it until it does.
Adventist Alumni Are Non-Fundamentalist
Thus, it is our mission to create a virtual venue where all Adventist alumnus can share in the adventure of (1) intellectual freedom by writing and submitting ideas; and (2) intellectual stimulation by reading what others submit and deciding how to react to it. (3) dialog about the presented ideas.
Now freedom is exhilarating but it can also be scary. It can be disconcerting to wake up one morning and realize that you are not “as Adventist” [whatever that means] as you thought you were. [Maybe even not as Adventist as your parents hoped you were.] “Hang around” here and you will soon discover that you are in good company. Others before you have “been there and done that.”
Faith and adjustments to the doctrine of God shows when we express our faith. Faith is not one dimensional. It is possible to express faith in many ways. When we do, we are making known our worldview.
Let’s look at SDA doctrines and the religious language used to give meaning to Adventist doctrine. Here we will explore the relevance of the signs and symbols and their role in shaping our worldview.
The problems with SDA Doctrines are long standing. Now, is a good time to consider what to do about them. For years now, Adventists have had to face the troubling factors associated with our doctrine. Unfortunately, for some, these issues with SDA doctrines lead them away from the Church. The Biblical Prophecy Forty years ago, […]
Recently I rediscovered a toy, a plastic church I’d played with when I was a small boy. It had been so long ago that I had completely forgotten about it. And I wondered if everything was the same. So, just as I had done so many years before, I removed the plastic roof and looked inside. As […]