How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus, Part 4

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus, Part 4

I began this series talking about my journey through Adventist institutions and how these provided the solid foundation I needed to transition outside. In the last part, I wrote about some of the power sources that helped me remain connected and stay an Adventist even while studying on a non-Adventist campus. I mentioned, that for me, the local chu

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus pt 2

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus pt 2

In part 1 of this series, I began by setting the stage for the path God would take me in life. I noted the importance of having a solid foundation in the scriptures coupled with the freedom to explore diversity and question beliefs for myself. While I did not know it at the time, the path of my education would start in institutional Adventism and t

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus, Part 1

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus, Part 1

God’s people are called to be salt and light wherever we go. This may be a common cliché we hear a lot in church but what does it mean in practice? How can we take the guidance of scripture and apply it practically in our communities? In this 6-part series, I will attempt to share some of my own answers from my faith journey through the world of th

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 3: Small-Business Owners

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 3: Small-Business Owners

In Parts 1 and 2 of the series, we looked at how Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, affects churches, individuals, and faith-based nonprofits. Although in the short term these groups are still protected, the decision opens the door for serious challenges to religious liberty, some of which we are already seeing at

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 2: Faith-Based Organizations

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 2: Faith-Based Organizations

In Part 1 of the series, we looked at how Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, affects churches and individuals. The good news is that in the short term the religious liberty of these groups will be protected. However, we also noted that the decision, while not a direct threat to people of faith, opens the door for

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 1: Churches and Individuals

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 1: Churches and Individuals

Last year the Supreme Court handed down one of its landmark cases in Obergefell v. Hodges. Based on the opinion of five justices, same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. While legalization is not a direct threat to people of faith, it opens the door for serious problems. Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with the decision, it has