in this episode Travis conducts his first interview with David Trim Ph.D regarding the origin of Seventh-day Adventist mission and identity, the history and meaning of the name “Seventh-day Adventist” itself, denominational and organizational relevancy in the 21st Century and the trends and challenges facing the church and Christianity as a whole, and finally why you shouldn’t give up on the church.

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Have you ever wondered why there are so many Christian denominations in the world? While we don’t directly answer that question my guest in today’s episode, Dr. David Trim, and I do discuss denominational relevancy in the 21stcentury particularly as it relates to the Seventh-day Adventist Church of which I am a part of.

I was particularly interested in discussing the history and meaning of the name Seventh-day Adventist because we live in a day and age where Christianity in becoming almost completely generic.  Some might argue that is a good thing.  But I wondered if perhaps going back to our past might remind of the unique mission God has given our church to share with the world in these last days.

For those of you who don’t know,David Trim is a historian, archivist, and educator whose specialties are in European military history and religious history. Currently, he is the director of Archives, Statistics, and Research at the World Headquarters of Seventh-day Adventists

I hope you are enriched by my conversation with him as much as I was.