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Education As The Heart Of Ellen White's Missional Vision For The Seventh-Day Adventist Schools: The Australian Context, John Skrzypaszek Jan 2017

Education As The Heart Of Ellen White's Missional Vision For The Seventh-Day Adventist Schools: The Australian Context, John Skrzypaszek

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In this chapter Ellen White's visionary purpose for Seventh-day Adventist schools in the context of a symbiotic relationship between mission and education is explored. It is argued that the environment of the new mission field in Australia (1891-1900) and the period of creative literary visioning (1888-1911) engendered in her mind a progressive amplification of the divinely inspired direction for Christian education in the changing world. It is also argued that Ellen White's understanding of mission focused on the inspirational visioning of 'service to God' through every occupation of life. It implied engagement of people with the saving knowledge ...


"The Lord Has Ordained Me": Ellen G White's Perspective, John Skrzypaszek Jun 2015

"The Lord Has Ordained Me": Ellen G White's Perspective, John Skrzypaszek

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The chapter demonstrates that although Ellen White does not delineate a theology of ordination her view on the topic divides into three distinct categories: a) personal experience, b) Biblical reflection, and c) practical application; each of which demonstrates her clear understanding of God’s involvement in the process. She encapsulates her experience in the phrase “The Lord has ordained me as his messenger.” The context of her reflections suggests that the purpose of God’s act of calling or ‘ordaining’ primarily makes a person aware of their specific role. It is clear that in Ellen White’s understanding the intimacy ...