Larry Kirkpatrick

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This is Where You Land...


This is where you land when you trade the Bible for human "wisdom." The following 14 statements were presented by Union Theological Seminary in New York (not an Adventist school, thank God) on their facebook page a few days ago. (I did not find a canonical link, but if you scroll around and bump enough links you may find it It is their "Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel," a response to Here is what Union says:


Most Important Next to Jesus


What is the most important topic for God's Church next to the topic of Jesus? After all, Jesus is Lord. And exactly how do we know this? How do we know about Jesus? From the Bible.

The most important topic next to Jesus in 2018 is how we interpret the Bible. The Bible is God's revelation to us. It cuts through human pretension and nonsense, and reveals truth unadorned.

The trouble with truth is not that it is hard to come by or difficult to figure out. The trouble with truth is that when we are confronted with it, we often prefer it were not so.

But it is so.




In 1997 I cobbled together my first website: a primitive Geocities page I named "Voice in the Wilderness." Then I was serving my first district as pastor in the Nevada desert. Near the end of my experience at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, I bought the domain name With only occasional hiatuses, I have since then operated the website.

Those visiting may notice that is running on a new platform. Twenty-one years of content is a lot, but as opportunity permits, most of the content from life of the site will be restored. Changes to the GCO ministry will soon be shared in this space.