I SAT ACROSS THE TABLE FROM A HEALTHcare professional who had agreed to meet with me to tell his story about growing up Adventist. After small talk I asked him, "You grew up Adventist. What was that like?"
"I know a lot about Adventism," he said. "My great-great-grandparents are James and Ellen White. I know all the stories. I can debate anyone on theology. I was actively involved in church until a few years ago when my marriage broke up, and I felt as if the church my family started was not my family when I needed it most."