January 12, 2019 – “Jesus and Politics”

January 12, 2019 – “Jesus and Politics”

On Sabbath afternoon of January 12, 2019 a presentation and panel discussion was held at Buller Hall located at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. The event was entitled “Jesus and Politics: Civic Lessons from the Sermons on the Mount.”   Even though the weather was quite uncooperative with heavy snow fall and freezing temperatures (ty

Adventism 202, Part 3: Searching for God’s “John Hancock” in the Bible

Adventism 202, Part 3: Searching for God’s “John Hancock” in the Bible

In the previous article, I proposed that one of the major problems in Adventism today is a lack of deep understanding of our doctrines as a holistic system. Many Adventists seem to think that our teachings are simply a list of beliefs (the 28 Fundamentals). Furthermore, because many Adventists do not have a systematic understanding of our doctrines

Adventism 202, Part 2 Beyond List Theology

Adventism 202, Part 2 Beyond List Theology

In the previous article, we identified a deficiency in the discipleship and reorientation of converts to the Adventist faith, namely a lack of theological growth and maturity in seeing Adventist doctrine as an interconnected whole as opposed to a list of statements. We then began our journey together towards a systematic view of Adventist doctrine

Come Visit The Compass Magazine at ASI 2017

Come Visit The Compass Magazine at ASI 2017

The Compass Magazine is excited to, once again, attend the Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI) Convention, this year (2017) in Houston, TX, August 2-5. If you are in the area please stop by our booth (#205) and visit with us to pick up a free sample of our magazine, sign up for our newsletter, and learn more about Compass. If you have

Knowledge: A Requirement of Salvation? (Theological Reflections on 2 Peter 1, Part 2)

Knowledge: A Requirement of Salvation? (Theological Reflections on 2 Peter 1, Part 2)

In the previous article in this series, it was ascertained that knowledge—specifically an ever-increasing knowledge of Jesus Christ—is an essential component to the successful completion of the salvation process in the life of the Christian. An ever-increasing knowledge of Christ is the avenue by which grace (unmerited forgiveness and energizing sp