The Adventist Christian Community in the 21st Century
Discussions stimulated by Richard Rice’s
Believing, Behaving, Belonging
3/19/22: Believing, Behaving, Belonging - Richard Rice Introduction, Chapters 1-3
3/26/22: The Early Church as Liberation from Ego – Olive Hemmings Introduction, Chapters 4-6
4/2/22: The Advent Community – Bill Shull Chapters 7,8
4/9/22: The Just Community – Zack Plantak Chapters (7,8) 9
4/16/22: The Celebrating Community - Maury Jackson Chapters 10, 11
4/23/22: The Intentional Community: Where do we go from here? – Panel: Gilbert Valentine, Maury Jackson, Larry Downing Chapters 13, 14
Believing, Behaving, Belonging, Richard Rice, Association of Adventist Forums, 2002
Believing, Behaving, Belonging : Finding New Love for the Church: Richard Rice: 9780967369419: Amazon.com: Books
Additional resources may be added for each presentation.
For an additional resource for the study of theology (as this is what we are doing in this series):
Fritz Guy, Thinking Theologically, Adventist Christianity and the Interpretation of Faith, Andrews University Press, 1999
Richard Rice, Richard Rice, Reason and the Countours of Faith, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2013
Readings for week 5 (April 16 ) include:
Rice, Believing, Behaving, Belonging, chapters 10-12
Background reading on the subject of social justice in the church, as discussed in the class on 4/9:
Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference, chapters 5 and 6 Sacks affirms both the value of a market economy and societal commitment to social justice in its welfare policies.
Gerd Theissen, The Religion of the Earliest Churches Part II: The Ethics of Primitive Christianity. The Two Basic Values of the Primitive Christian Ethic: Love of Neighbor and Renunciation of Status.
Centennial Complex of Loma Linda University Sabbath Morning 10:30-12:30