“The Odyssey Years”

David Brooks writes in the New York Times (via Greg Brothers): There used to be four common life phases: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Now, there are at least six: childhood, adolescence, odyssey, adulthood, active retirement and old age. Of the new ones, the least understood is odyssey, the decade of wandering that frequently…

Who Is an Adult?

Politicians are debating the drinking age once more, and “Safety” groups are madd (as it were). The oft-mentioned problem is that young men can fight and die for the country at 18, but can’t have a drink until they’re 21. I think this is getting at the right question, which is, “What is an adult?”…

“An Act of Courage”

Jim Herrington writes of his father’s decision to continue to send his kids to public school in Louisiana after a white exodus prompted by a segregation order.

M. L. Andreasen and Questions on Doctrine

Chapter from Julius Nam’s dissertation on the Questions on Doctrine controversy, focusing on the reaction of M. L. Andreasen. He’s lost his footnotes, but you can see them here. Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine was published 50 years ago, in response to questions asked of some GC leaders by Walter Martin and Donald Barnhouse.…