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Episode 1: Three Degrees

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

A group of 36 men and women in the 1910s, dressed professionally and sitting for a group portrait.
Faculty of Clinton Theological Seminary, a German-speaking seminary in Clinton, Missouri. Circa 1910s. Courtesy of the Center for Adventist Research.

At some point, most people have an identity crisis. A moment where you look in the mirror and ask, "Who am I?"

So we're looking in the mirror....What is Seventh-day Adventism?

There are specific beliefs, practices, and traditions that many would define as Adventist. But when it comes to living those out in the real world, there‘s as many Adventist identities as there are Adventists. We‘re a globally connected denomination, but sometimes we‘re disconnected from our roots. What makes us who we are? What can we learn from the ”family lore” of Adventism? And what could that mean for our future?


Dive Deeper

In their documentary debut, cinematographer Justin Khoe and director Kaleb Eisele traveled across the United States to gather the life stories of a diverse array of Seventh-day Adventists.

Just a month into filming, the entire world changed due to the sudden global outbreak of COVID-19. From the story of a teacher navigating this new world of remote learning to that of one survivor’s miraculous near-death experience, Humans of Adventism: the Series delves deep into heartfelt stories of the human experience as told by the Seventh-day Adventist people.

The Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists is a global church project which aims at completing approximately 8,500 articles with accompanying photographs, media, and original documents. ESDA is a great tool, not only for those seeking to learn more about the church, but also for those looking to witness to others. ESDA Online, the church’s first online reference work, launched on July 1st, 2020. This free online resource will continue indefinitely, to be constantly updated and expanded.


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