anglerfishcommonwealth said: Thank you so much for this Tumblr! I'm in a Christian Diversity class in my University (I'm Jewish...) and we adopt a denomination that we study in a scholarly fashion, attend worship services, and interview members of the congregations. I got Seventh Day Adventists and your tumblr is really really really helpful. I was wondering if I could site you in my Journal Annotated Bibliography? You guys give great context to scripture, keep it up! (:

While it feels REALLY weird to be cited as some sort of official source, I understand you’re looking for Adventist views on, and attitudes towards, scripture. We feel the need to emphasize though that we’re not exactly ministers, nor are we a part of any religion-centric college majors. We’re just a couple of average young adults. We do our research, that’s mostly it. But you’re more than welcome to use us a reference! And we’d both be interested in seeing the end result if you’re willing :).

God bless~

-Howie

Problems! Delays!

So while we’ve been trying to keep posting things, turns out Yvonne’s laptop has developed a problem with the cooling fan - she won’t be able to make our (not quite) trademark “You Know You’re Adventist When…” graphics, as the software can be demanding enough to cause heat damage to the hardware.

HOWEVER! She should soon be able to get her hands on an external fan for the machine. We’re expecting YKYSDA graphics to resume this coming Monday, the 27th! Until then, we’ll try to continue answering questions, but do be a little patient with us, as those frequently take a good amount of time to research, think on, and write up, and time’s lately been in short supply. 

That being said, we’ve actually recieved some YKYSDA suggestions! Thank you for those! We’ll get to ‘em as soon as we can, and please CONTINUE to send in more suggestions! Yvonne has a thing about doing the same graphic twice, so she’s running a little dry on ideas… Anything you can suggest should help! :)

Thanks for your time.

-Howie

Anonymous said: What is the church's official position on eating gelatin?

Hello,

From what I could find, the church does not have an official position on gelatin. However, a good number of Adventists choose to avoid gelatin (usually being a by-product of pork hooves and bones) unless it is kosher gelatin (made from beef or fish bones instead).

~Yvonne

wickedmetalviking said: oh my goodness, there's an Adventist tumblr? where have you been the past four years or so of me being on here?! lol, i know, i have nowhere to speak. neither my life nor my blog are perfect, but i am trying to return to the LORD and knowing that there are others who are of my spiritual persuasion (or near it) is a great hope and comfort. God bless you

Hey!

We’ve actually been here for the last 3 years (since May 2011), albeit on and off due to various issues. But we’re glad you found us!

Also, trust me, none of us are perfect (most definitely not the admins of this tumblr either), so you’re welcome to feel right at home. We’re all in this together. And God bless you too!

~Yvonne B.

Instances include:
In a general discussion as to not confuse others
Saying one is going to Hell in a (hopefully) joking manner
Unconsciously. Don’t tell me you haven’t made that slip before.

Instances include:

  • In a general discussion as to not confuse others
  • Saying one is going to Hell in a (hopefully) joking manner
  • Unconsciously. Don’t tell me you haven’t made that slip before.

Submissions Please?

Hey, I know that every time this blog starts posting again we ask for submissions. This is because the need never goes away. I, as a dry and shriveled husk of inspiration, am really depending on you to send in some submissions so this blog can go on. Part of the reason we took such a long break was because (on top of personal stressors) we couldn’t keep pumping out new graphics for lack of ideas. Also, we really want this to be an interactive thing and a sharing of experiences; us being the only ones thinking of little experiences that are supposed to apply to the majority of Adventists is a little one sided, don’t you think?

We, however, have been getting your questions and we are reading them and taking our time to research and answer as best as we can. So thanks for your patience on that front.

tl;dr: We need your submissions to live of which we currently have none, but we are getting your questions and are working on them.

Anonymous said: is duck bad for you

Hi!

About duck, we’ve had quite the previous discussion on that before. The conclusion that we’ve come to is that duck meat is considered acceptable to eat according to the foods listed as clean in the Bible. However, it is high in fat and probably should be enjoyed in moderation if you choose to partake in it.

~Yvonne

"I’m sorry, but I can’t join marching band."
"Why not?"
"The practices and performances are on Saturday and that goes against what I personally believe."
"Can’t you ask your pastor if it’s alright?"
True story.

"I’m sorry, but I can’t join marching band."

"Why not?"

"The practices and performances are on Saturday and that goes against what I personally believe."

"Can’t you ask your pastor if it’s alright?"

True story.

Anonymous said: About 385... Must we really live like sheltered nuns? I don't think "In the world, not of it" means we walk around, pretending the bad things don't exist, and shielding our eyes from "naughty" things whilst in public and at home.

I never said you must live like sheltered nuns. I never said you must do anything, actually.

Obviously, those things exist. We’re not pretending they don’t. But being bombarded by them every waking moment of the day gets old very quickly. Not only can it be uncomfortable and can lead to immodest thoughts, but also reducing people’s bodies to sex objects for the objective of selling goods is something that a lot of Adventists do not agree with. Choosing not to indulge in such things is encouraged by general Adventist teaching, and for some that means not looking at Victoria’s Secret ads.  Individual Adventists may choose to avoid such things for a number of reasons, and that’s perfectly fine.
Also, I just really hate the song “Anaconda”.
-Yvonne (posted via Howie because she’s working)
In the mall:
*turns eyes away from Victoria’s Secret*
*turns eyes away from Hollister bag*
*Walks out of store playing “Anaconda”*

In the mall:

*turns eyes away from Victoria’s Secret*

*turns eyes away from Hollister bag*

*Walks out of store playing “Anaconda”*