Rest from the Rat Race and Job Chase (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #10)

Rest from the Rat Race and Job Chase (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #10)

Tuesday morning was just getting started and I was already longing for Sabbath. No, I wasn’t having a stressful day at work, nor did feel a need to break from the hassle of a corporate job. It was worse than that. My mind had become a battle field in which faith was mightily fighting against despair, unbelief and discouragement. Seven months had pa

Quenching the Spirit (Sabbath School 3-18-2017)

Quenching the Spirit (Sabbath School 3-18-2017)

“Are you saved?” was the question I received at a bus stop from a man who was handing out Bible tracts. It seemed like a matter that demanded so many prerequisites that it was at once bewildering and at the same time confrontational. It reminded of a problem in Corinth that Paul had to address. Imagine with me if you went to church and someone came

Reflections on The Holy Spirit, the Word, and Prayer (Sabbath School 3-11- 2017)

Reflections on The Holy Spirit, the Word, and Prayer (Sabbath School 3-11- 2017)

Problematic Prayers As I was reading about the Prosperity Gospel[1] and how the Christian message is being distorted into an individualistic, selfish mantra for personal gain and growth, it occurred to me that this happens because of a misunderstanding of the Person and purposes of the Spirit of God, the mishandling of the Word of God, and/or a pra

Archaeology, Women and the Early Church

Archaeology, Women and the Early Church

On Monday, February 27, 2017, at Andrews University, Dr. Randall W. Younker, professor of Archaeology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, presented a lecture on the topic of “Archaeology, Women and the Early Church.”  Below is a summary of Younker's findings, which he plans to publish later in a series of articles. Initially inspired

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

Adventist Church Continues to Wrestle with Women’s Ordination Despite the vote not to allow the North American Division to ordain women to the Gospel ministry at the 2015 General Conference in San Antonio, it appears the church has yet to put the issue to rest. According to the recent GC/NAD statement, "the group agreed that there will be ongoing c

2016.12.30 The Compass Magazine at GYC 2016: Friday Report

2016.12.30 The Compass Magazine at GYC 2016: Friday Report

Generation of Youth for Christ, held over the weekend of December 29 - January 1 in Houston, Texas, continued its power-packed, Bible-centric series of plenary sessions, workshops, and seminars on Friday, December 30, the second day of the conference.   Randy Skeete continued his series of morning devotionals with a message entitled, “The Valu

A Unique Savior: The Significance of the Christmas Story

A Unique Savior: The Significance of the Christmas Story

  Many Roads or One Way? For many, December, other than signaling the end of the year, is synonymous with Christmas. Weeks before Christmas morning, it is possible to sense its nearness through the decoration, music and advertisement so ubiquitous to modern society. Even though we know that the 25th of December isn’t the real birthdate of Jesu