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Let There Be Meat

By Dr. Mark A. McCleary, October 20, 2015: Recently, the Liberty Seventh-day Adventist Church commissioned a committee to research the issue of preparing, serving, eating or allowing meat products on church property. As the pastor, I thought it not robbery to do my own research of this topic. I am not a member of the…

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The Rise of Contemporary Adventist Church – Part 2 of 2

Contemporary Adventism is not a compromise of the core essentials. It’s about relevance. Think about the Jews’ journey from Egypt into Canaan. They had some things in the wilderness that they did not have beforehand, in Egypt; nor after, in Canaan. They didn’t need a pillar of fire by night, and a pillar of smoke…

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The Rise of Contemporary Adventist Church – Part 1

In thinking about the topic for this article, I was going to go all down the road on Emergent/postmodern theology, but decided rather to simply reflect on what Kanisa Fellowship means to me. In a nutshell, Kanisa challenges us to think in a Biblically-based, people- and Christ-centred way. That’s the essence of contemporary worship, and…