How True Education Can Change the World

How True Education Can Change the World

Humans have a tendency to polarize on key issues. Throughout the current U.S. presidential race, partisan conflicts have raged over issues from immigration to abortion, gay rights to gun control. In the Seventh-day Adventist Church, theological debates continue to divide us over issues ranging from the nature of Christ to music in the church. The d

Take It to the Bank!

Take It to the Bank!

When my grandfather died, I was in my early twenties. During his final illness, I flew from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and met up with my brother in Atlanta, Georgia. From there we flew nonstop to Puerto Rico. Once we arrived we went directly to the hospital where he was. I remember seeing a shadow of a man in a hospital bed who didn’t look like my gr

“Race” and the Adventist Church

“Race” and the Adventist Church

Considering the place of notions of “race,” “ethnicity,” and “culture” in the Christian Church, and in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in particular, first calls for clarifications. It should be noted that these three notions, which are taken for granted, are all constructed in nature. Of all three, the term “culture” can perhaps be considered the

The 9-to-5 Missionary

The 9-to-5 Missionary

My name is Alex and I’m a missionary. No, I’m not in a remote jungle. Nor am I in a village. I work for an organization that employs thousands of people, and my desire from day one was to make an impact for the cause of Christ. I would like to share my story with you with the hope that a little part of my history may influence you to be a missionar

The Wasteful Farmer

The Wasteful Farmer

The Farmer In the Parable of the Sower Jesus tells the story of a farmer who went out to sow. The word He uses to describe the sowing process is quite provocative. It simply states that the seed “fell” on different types of ground. Yet seed does not just randomly fall. Seed is sown; it is scattered by someone—by the farmer. A farmer is a businesspe