Led by the Hand: When Healing Isn’t Instant

Led by the Hand: When Healing Isn’t Instant

Have you ever begged for something? Have you ever begged God for something—for yourself or a loved one? When I read the above Bible story recently, the word “begged” stood out to me. Trying to think of what it means to beg, I scrambled through my life memories for instances of “begging.” I recalled pleading with my mom to let me go to the playgroun

Sitting with the Sages: Justice, Ethics, and Adventism (Part 2)

Sitting with the Sages: Justice, Ethics, and Adventism (Part 2)

Most people have an idea of what justice is, what it should look like, and how it should operate on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, a just society has eluded us from that fateful moment when through our progenitor’s logic and the bite of an apple, a world was unveiled that was full of iniquity, and hence, inequity. Fortunately for all of us, a p

Caught Up in the Rapture: How Bad Theology Hit the Big Screen

Caught Up in the Rapture: How Bad Theology Hit the Big Screen

Here we go again. Just when we thought the Left Behind series had finally been…well…left behind, we are greeted with a remake of the movie version. Did we need a remake? For fans of the novels, probably—the first movies were abysmal. For popular preachers seeking converts, definitely. Rapture theology has become as effective as hell in terms of exc

How to Engage Engineers in Ministry: Do’s and Don’ts

How to Engage Engineers in Ministry: Do’s and Don’ts

In an ideal church, all whose hearts have been touched by God’s love will volunteer and dedicate themselves to serve God and His people, no matter how big or petty, difficult or easy the tasks are. But most churches operate by the 10-90 rule, where 10 percent of the people do 90 percent of the work. The other 90 percent may be viewed as dead weight