Mark A. Finley

Mark Finley retired in 2010 as a general vice-president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists following nearly 40 years as a pastor, evangelist, and media ministry leader. He now serves as an editor-at-large for the Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines, and as an assistant to the General Conference president.

​Love, Know, Obey, Share

I recently viewed a video clip of Tony Palmer, an Anglican/Episcopal bishop, addressing a gathering of Pentecostal ministers with a message from Pope Francis appealing for unity and reconciliation. In a heartwarming message the pontiff reached out to the pastors present, inviting them into the embrace of the Roman Catholic Church. Kenneth Copeland, a popular Pentecostal minister, responded positively to the pope’s call for unity. Only time will tell where these overtures will lead. But how should Seventh-day Adventists respond to these and other world events?

Here is my take: We should neither ignore them nor overreact to them.

To ignore the …

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