We Adventists have a near-inexplicable infatuation with a number of things. Here are some of them:
Ellen White paraphernalia like furniture she used
Even the most far-flung Ellen White research center probably has something like a chair White sat on and you better believe visitors will ask to sit in it. And they will be denied permission.
These strips of fake bacon are served at EVERY Adventist institution at least once a week. You probably have a few packets in your freezer.
Leather Bible cases
The bigger and more worn the better. Shows dedication. Extra points if it has space for your Sabbath School lesson.
Taco Bell seven layer burrito
These are delicious AND vegetarian. Total winners.
Discussing the Time of Trouble
You can’t go for too long in any Adventist community without a somber discussion of the End Times and some wild-eyed prepped talking about a bunker he has pre-stocked with food to last years.
Debating women’s ordination
This topic of contention won’t go away anytime soon.
There’s something about growing up Adventist that simply DEMANDS years of felts-facilitated Bible storytelling in Sabbath School.
Uncle Arthur’s bedtime stories
These classics may sound a bit dated to some but they informed the entire moral code of so many generations of Adventists. They could use a bit more grace-oriented material though.
Giving out the Great Controversy to people that don’t want them
Nothing gets Adventists excited like carpet bombing unsuspecting communities with paperback versions of this volume.
Pathfinder soap carving honor
Carving soap is oddly satisfying. No Pathfinder can afford to miss out on it.
Banquets with magicians as the only entertainment
Make sure that magician doesn’t conjure up a dance floor.