Adventist Ideas Whose Time Has Come


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With apologies to The Atlantic, Spectrum has compiled a list of Adventist Ideas Whose Time Has Come.

OLD IDEAS STAGING COMEBACKS

■ Soy Milk

■ Conscientious Objection

■ Works (not for salvation, but for community)

■ Vegetarianism

■ Caring for Creation

■ The Sabbath School Lesson

■ Women's Ordination

INNOVATIONS WE MIGHT SERIOUSLY REGRET

■ Video screens in church

■ Instant evangelistic conversion

■ Closing so many Adventist academies

■ Praise music

■ The historical-grammatical method

■ "Seventh-day Adventist" as a corporate registered trademark

SEEMINGLY HORRIFYING IDEAS THAT COULD HAVE POTENTIAL

■ More congregational control over property and money

■ Contested conference elections

■ An Adventist blogosphere

■ Roy Branson, GC vice-president for evangelism and ethics

■ An Adventist Theological Society / Adventist Society for Religious Studies merger

GOOD THINGS WE HAVE THAT WE SHOULD SUPPORT

■ The NAD's SONscreen Film Festival

■ Adventist Peace Fellowship

■ Jan Paulsen

■ Green campus activism

■ Top notch medical personnel

■ A global church community

IDEAS THAT HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR USEFULNESS

■ Sunday worship as the Mark of the Beast

■ Ingathering

■ 3ABN

■ Mass-evangelism

IDEAS WE THINK WE LIKE— BUT THE JURY’S STILL OUT

■ Chapel Records hires Adventist DJs to remix the King's Heralds and Take 6.

■ No more segregated conferences

■ Linda Shelton hosting a View-like show on Hope TV.

■ Someone from the 2/3rds world as the next GC President

IDEAS WE ALWAYS STOOD FOR AND ARE NOW COMING INTO THEIR OWN

■ Soul sleep

■ A weekly Sabbath day of rest and in-person community

■ Vegetarianism

■ Women in church leadership

■ No literal hell

■ Not smoking

■ Separation of Church and State

MODEST PROPOSALS FOR THE YEAR TO COME

■ Adventist Community Services and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency join forces

■ Pathfinders with an ecological focus

■ A weekly Sabbath from media

■ More Pastors' Wives Making Music Videos

■ Loving our neighbors as ourselves

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments below.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/695