Unfortunately tedMedia cuts the interview off just when it starts to get good. Hearing Cliff talk about what he gave up in becoming an Adventist believer helps me to understand some of the differences in our approach to our church. I, frankly, appreciate his critique of the way that multi-generational Adventists like myself take the history and the world-view for granted. But I and many of my friends differ from him in that we want to take the great interlocking paradigm and translate it into a movement for an warming, globalizing, changing world. An example of this is the Bloggin' the 28 project, in which a couple dozen Adventists applied our fundamental beliefs to contemporary contexts.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/391