Matthew Burdette

1 Corinthians 3:1-9: Merely Human?

Sometimes, reading from letters in the New Testament is a little bit like listening to one side of a phone conversation: you get only half of the story, and you have to figure out the other side of the story. Our text for today, a small section of Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth, is one such case where we have to figure out the other side of the story.

To Be Adventist in the Year of Our Lord 2011

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This was presented at a New Year's Eve church service.

Periodically, someone will ask me why I am (still) that quirky kind of Christian called Seventh-day Adventist.

Ecumenical Unity as Adventist Mission


I want to share with you why I believe that ecumenism is central to Adventist mission. But first I will share a part of my journey to this conclusion:

Theology From The Bottom Up: Life With Other Christians

The Shape of Progressive Orthodoxy: Part 4 of 7


This is the fourth installment of my seven-part series on Progressive Orthodoxy, argued in six theses. Written here are Thesis 3 and Thesis 4.

Ron Numbers Lectures at LLU on the Adventist Origins of Scientific Creationism

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On Friday, December 4, the School of Religion of Loma Linda University hosted Ronald Numbers for their Adventism and the World Lecture Series. Numbers, a former Adventist and former Christian (he describes himself as an “agnostic”), is Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.