The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Terry Swenson (Part 2c)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Terry Swenson (Part 2c)

Introduction Pastor Swenson and I go back as far as 2007, when I was the President for Restoration Ministry, a student-led evangelism ministry on the campus of Loma Linda University (LLU). He was a faculty sponsor for our ministry and was responsible for guiding the approval process at the University for the speakers we wanted to bring on campus fo

Showing Honor to the Woman: Reflections on Marriage in 1 Peter

Showing Honor to the Woman: Reflections on Marriage in 1 Peter

In today’s culture, households are usually either hierarchical or egalitarian institutions. Unfortunately, when some read the New Testament (NT) they misunderstand and misappropriate the divinely inspired counsel overemphasizing either of these modern notions of society. One concept that is misunderstood and misused is the concept of submission. Th

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Steve Wohlberg (Part 2b)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Steve Wohlberg (Part 2b)

Introduction In my previous article, Pastor Sam Leonor mentioned that he had met with Pastor Steve Wohlberg and conversed with him about his concerns with the One Project. I emailed Pastor Wohlberg’s ministry a few days after I returned from the One Project, to hear his side of the story. He emailed me back within a day or two, however, I was runni

The Lord is Risen

The Lord is Risen

The night of the first day of the week had worn slowly away. The darkest hour, just before daybreak, had come. Christ was still a prisoner in His narrow tomb. The great stone was in its place; the Roman seal was unbroken; the Roman guards were keeping their watch. And there were unseen watchers. Hosts of evil angels were gathered about the place. H

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Introduction In 2001 when I arrived at the General Conference to begin representing the world church to the U.S. Government, I knew two things: First, religious freedom is a tremendous blessing given by God, and it is the unique responsibility of Adventists to defend it publicly. In so doing, we don’t only preserve a fundamental human right, we are

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Sam Leonor (Part 2a)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Sam Leonor (Part 2a)

  When trying to determine what to ask the founders about their views and their ministry, I first thought of compiling a list of questions and asking each one the same thing. After thinking about it, I realized that it would be tedious for the readers to read slight variations of answers on the same topic, so I decided to go with a different a

Life Changing Power (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #13)

Life Changing Power (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #13)

I lived my entire life as an atheist before I first stepped foot into a Sabbath keeping church. I never went to church on Sunday, so it was not difficult for me to make any traditional transitions in going to church on Saturday. I was led out of atheism first by the book Steps to Christ, which led me to read the gospels, where my mind was totally b

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

Martin Luther: A Hero of Liberty and Freedom of Speech Championed by Martin Luther, October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In recognition of his many contributions, Peter Stanford of The Guardian highlights two major areas—human liberty and freedom of speech. He writes, "For Luther championed conscience