Breaking Out of the Bubble in 2024: We Adventists love our bubbles, but it’s time to branch out and engage with the wider world. Let’s shed the “exclusive/peculiar Adventist” stereotype and actively show our values in action in 2024:
Beyond Veggie Burgers: Yes, plant-based goodness is part of our lifestyle, but let’s move past judgmental attitudes and embrace inclusivity. Remember, love and acceptance trump dietary restrictions.
Sabbath Joy, Not FOMO: Ditch the fear of missing out! Our Saturdays are filled with peace, reflection, and community, offering a unique joy most wouldn’t understand. Share it with open arms, not closed doors.
Open Dialog, Not Dogma: Our pioneers thrived on questioning and exploration. Let’s reclaim that spirit! Foster conversations where dissenting voices are welcomed, not hushed.
Healthy Lifestyle, Humble Hearts: We live longer, healthier lives, but let’s not become smug about it. Share our wellness practices with humility and compassion, not self-righteousness.
Evolving Forward, Not Stuck in the Past: Our heritage is rich, but we can’t stay stagnant. Let’s honor our pioneers and their embrace of progressive revelation and Present Truth while boldly exploring new ways to express faith and contribute to the world.