Surprises in the Numbers: The Adventist Church in Review

Surprises in the Numbers: The Adventist Church in Review

When church administrators gathered in 2013 to review the results of the first Global Church Member Survey, they expected to find some areas of concern, particularly in regard to doctrine. They weren’t surprised to find a subset of Adventists, especially in Western countries, expressing doubts about a recent six-day creation, Ellen White’s propheti

Time is Gold: New Videos Explain Theological Concepts in 7 Minutes or Less

Time is Gold: New Videos Explain Theological Concepts in 7 Minutes or Less

  How did the idea for the video series come about? I love art in various forms, and I am always engaged in some artistic hobby. It helps me stay balanced since I spend most of my time engaged in intellectual activities. The latest hobby I picked up a few years ago is nature photography. The practice enabled me to become familiar with professi

God’s 1040

God’s 1040

April 15 has come and gone—the dreaded deadline for Americans to submit their tax returns.[1] Regardless of the fact that most of us have our taxes taken out of our paychecks, Uncle Sam still demands a yearly reckoning. This year when I did my taxes, I was excited to receive a huge and unexpected refund. But a couple of years ago I was sweating a b

Finding Good News in the Three Angels’ Messages

Finding Good News in the Three Angels’ Messages

I have a confession to make. I don’t like the three angels’ messages. My discomfort with Revelation 14:6-11 goes back to the summer I was 9, in the primary pavilion at camp meeting. That’s when I learned the already familiar verses as a Scripture song. Even at that young age it was clear to me that “he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone” is

Staff Changes at the Compass Magazine

Staff Changes at the Compass Magazine

For the first time since its inception two years ago, The Compass Magazine is adding new staff members to its editorial team. Ingram London, a recent seminary graduate with experience in pastoral ministry and information technology, comes on board as managing editor, replacing Rachel Cabose, who is taking a less involved role at Compass since she a