Fulcrum7 has a two-fold purpose: To inform and encourage people in general and Seventh-day Adventist Christians in particular. God has called us to come along side of people and encourage them, all the more as we see the Day approaching. Though we live in an unstable world, each of us can be kept free by the same powers that set us free--mercy & truth (Psalm 57:3). Our goal is to point you to these two virtues of God.
We renounce political correctness as always political and seldom correct. It is the antithesis of truth, and thus an enemy of the Everlasting Gospel. The Everlasting Gospel is a worldview--it gives us an identity. Political correctness has dumbed-down our Christian message and compromises our worldview. We are in the midst of a cultural tyranny unknown by any period in history. We must remember that justification in Jesus gives us freedom from sin and freedom from the lies of revisionism. We must not revise or make ourselves editors of His Word, but submit ourselves to it.
For some thirty-years, the Adventist Grassroots have not had a voice in the Church, due to a liberal annexation of most of our educational centers, Executive Committees and Conference leaders. North American Division leadership has systematically supplied cover for this progressive takeover of the Seventh-dayAdventist Church. Our goal in Fulcrum7 is to provide a format where the voice of committed grassroots members can be heard again. It is a voice worth hearing.
Fulcrum7 presents a range of topics from a biblical Christian perspective. The topics that we discuss are a mixture of encouragement, serious theological issues, testimonies, and cultural concerns that impact the life and faith of Believers. Every now and then a dash of appropriate humor is published.
People sometimes ask "What is a Fulcrum7?" A fulcrum is a lever, a pivot point, an answer, a guide and a solution. Seven is the perfect number of Creation, exemplified in the Sabbath rest. Joined together, we hope Fulcrum7 brings a measure of strength and rest into your life. Enjoy!
The Founders / Contributors
The Janitor - Gerry Wagoner
Gerry Wagoner is a businessman, counselor, and an active Adventist layman who serves on the Ohio Conference Executive Committee. Gerry Wagoner and his wife, Nancy, are adult converts to Seventh-day Adventism. Their background is in the Anabaptist community; Gerry read and studied his way into the church as a young adult, some twenty-five years ago. Gerry has a continuing burden for the Anabaptist community and for preserving the biblical integrity of Seventh-day Adventist doctrine and practice.
The Wagoners also conduct marriage and relationship seminars around the world, and Gerry will provide an article on relationships several times a year.
The Supervisor - David Read esq.
David Read is a recovering attorney, who was educated at Southwestern Adventist University and the University of Texas at Austin. David developed an interest in apologetics, and wrote the book, “Dinosaurs –An Adventist View,” which thoroughly explores the origins controversy from an Adventist perspective. Since the publication of that volume, David has become famous (or infamous—opinions vary) for his commentary at both liberal and conservative Internet blogs and sites. David makes forensically rigorous apologetics a major emphasis of Fulcrum7.
Contributing Author - Churchmouse
ChurchMouse sends in a monthly article, and you never know where he's going to pop up. ChurchMouse writes on a variety of topics about...you guessed it. Church. Telltale signs are cheese crumbs, grains and seeds. Stay tuned!
Editorial Staff - Catherine Mesa
Catherine Mesa was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1981. Since her husband's death in 2000 Catherine has worked in banking as an officer and Personal Banker, as an international sales/customer service rep and has made the dean’s list in accounting. A bout with cancer in 2013 caused temporary retirement and two surgeries, two weeks apart. Relying on diet, supplements, prayers and healthful living has prevailed without the negative side effects of chemo, radiation and drugs. At the present time she is riding her horse, and enjoying her children and grandchildren. Along with starting her own internet business and serving as treasurer to Orosi Seventh-day Adventist church, Catherine does editorial work for Fulcrum 7. Thanks Catherine!