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Serious about Secular Society? The Challenge of Secularism for Seventh-day Adventist Mission
This article was originally published as: Oliver, B. (2000). Serious about secular society? The challenge of secularism for Seventh-day Adventist mission. Paper presented at the AIIAS Theological Forum. Asia Adventist Seminary Studies, 3, 105-119. Retrieved from http://documents.adventistarchives.org/ScholarlyJournals/JAAS/AASS2000-V03.pdf ISSN: 0119-8432
  • Barry Oliver, Avondale College of Higher Education
Author Faculty (Discipline)
Theology
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Disciplines
Reportable Items
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Abstract

This paper will suggest some reasons why SDAs are struggling with mission to the secular world, with a view to making paradigm shifts which will better facilitate the fulfillment of that mission. The paper will also suggest some practical strategies and approaches that may be used in order to reach secular people with the gospel of Jesus Christ in the setting of the three angels' messages of Rev 14:6- 12. The paper is by no means exhaustive. It should be read as a series of vignettes that suggest perspectives on the issue. It implies that success with secular people is more about foundational attitudes and beliefs about the church and its mission than about any particular activity, as essential as that activity may be.

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Used by permission: Asia Adventist Seminary Studies and the author.

The article may be accessed from the publisher here.

Barry Oliver is affiliated with Avondale College of Higher Education as a Conjoint Associate Professor.

Citation Information

Oliver, B. (2000). Serious about secular society? The challenge of secularism for Seventh-day Adventist mission. Paper presented at the AIIAS Theological Forum. Asia Adventist Seminary Studies, 3, 105-119. Retrieved from http://documents.adventistarchives.org/ScholarlyJournals/JAAS/AASS2000-V03.pdf