Now That’s Peculiar, part 2: Identity Politics

Tribalism is on the rise again in America.  So say an increasing number of political commentators as they struggle to make sense of our current social and political landscape.  Perhaps its just bleeding over from our religious life.  We’ve always been pretty tribal when it comes to God.  And just like any other tribe, Seventh-day Adventists have a whole host of ways we mark our tribe.  What you wear, how you adorn yourself (or don’t), what you eat (or don’t), what you watch (or at least where you watch it) have been the tattoos and war paint unique to our tribe.   How did all these standards develop?  Are they still relevant?  Could there be a brand new message for the Adventism and the world when it comes to identity politics?

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