(1) Neither Poverty nor Riches: The Christian’s Dilemma with Wealth

(1) Neither Poverty nor Riches: The Christian’s Dilemma with Wealth

Have you ever heard statements like these before?   “No one should ever earn that much money!” “If only that person were more responsible, they wouldn’t be on welfare.” “We are living in the end times; Jesus is coming soon. We shouldn’t be saving and investing for the future. God will provide!” “It’s sad that so many of our Adventist instituti

Virtual Reality: Gender Identity and the Loss of Common Sense

Virtual Reality: Gender Identity and the Loss of Common Sense

According to the TV news report, the staff at a public swimming pool in Seattle, Washington, was alerted that a man had intruded into the women’s locker room, where he had begun to undress. When the staff tried to remove the man, he said the law had changed and he had every right to be there. He returned a second time and began changing as a girls’

No Longer Hiding Under a Church Pew: Breaking the Silence about Homosexuality in the Church

No Longer Hiding Under a Church Pew: Breaking the Silence about Homosexuality in the Church

I am privileged and honored to have come from a strong Bible and Adventist heritage. My childhood was influenced by dedicated Christian parents who took God at His Word and who planted in me the importance of loving, honoring, and obeying Him. Our friends consisted of other Adventists who diligently studied God’s Word and His great promises to us.

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