Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

We settled into the soft velvet covered seats in DC’s E Street Cinema, just around the corner from Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln assassination fame. We were here to view One Child Nation, a documentary about the China one-child policy. We may be a little more interested than most because our son was born in China and we adopted him a year ago. He was b

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Introduction In 2001 when I arrived at the General Conference to begin representing the world church to the U.S. Government, I knew two things: First, religious freedom is a tremendous blessing given by God, and it is the unique responsibility of Adventists to defend it publicly. In so doing, we don’t only preserve a fundamental human right, we are

Rethink

Rethink

The church, like a losing general, has the nasty habit of fighting the last battle. By the time it has adapted its tactics, the challenge has moved on. Perpetually behind the times, forever on the back foot, stuck in the role of reluctant reactionary, losing ground. And that is how we find ourselves today, late to the party and still talking about

Slavery and Sexuality

Slavery and Sexuality

Those who believe in the biblical view of sexuality are treading the well-worn path of scriptural literalists who, in ages past, supported slavery using precisely the same mode of textual interpretation—or so goes the argument. Dr. Robert Cargill of the University of Iowa put the view forward rather vigorously in his blog: “Let me say this to those