Reformation and the Remnant: Book Review

Reformation and the Remnant: Book Review

Looking to the Past “Have you, or someone you know, been burned by the hot-potato issues that Seventh-day Adventists are facing today?” That opening sentence drew me into The Reformation and the Remnant: The Reformers Speak to Today’s Church (Pacific Press, 2016), hopeful to find a path forward on some of the most controversial topics that have bee

Journey Interrupted: Film Review

Journey Interrupted: Film Review

Journey Interrupted will premiere at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, MI. Showing times are at 6pm EST, September 24th and 25th, 2016. Each of us is on a journey. And as we walk step-by-step, interruptions and obstacles can serve as stumbling blocks or stepping-stones. The film, Journey Interrupted, allows the viewer to

A Sabbath for Unity: 7 Steps to Cross-Cultural Collaboration

A Sabbath for Unity: 7 Steps to Cross-Cultural Collaboration

On July 23, 2016 Pastor Joshua Nelson helped organize and lead a worship service in which churches, primarily separated by race/culture, came together for a Sabbath of Unity. Below are Pastor Nelson’s reflections on the event, his life experiences that preceded it, and a prescription for 7 steps to cross-cultural collaboration between churches.

Senseless Killings, Societal Unrest, and a Rediscovery of Sabbath

Senseless Killings, Societal Unrest, and a Rediscovery of Sabbath

The recent back-to-back killings of two black men by police officers followed by the murder of five police officers during a Dallas protest has left many Americans hurting, angry, and searching for a resolution to the senseless killings, failings of the justice system, and societal unrest. As I’ve been reading through a number of articles, trying t

Four Views on the Millennium

Four Views on the Millennium

If you are an Adventist, you probably believe that the redeemed will spend a millennium in heaven after Jesus’ second coming to earth. It is something we look forward to and often talk about when we think of heaven. But did you know that not all Christians understands the millennium as Adventists do? In fact, four major views of the millennium have

A Mighty Oak: A Personal Reflection on the Legacy of Elder C.D. Brooks

A Mighty Oak: A Personal Reflection on the Legacy of Elder C.D. Brooks

On June 5, 2016, Elder Charles Decatur (C.D.) Brooks, one of Adventism's most successful evangelists, passed away from pancreatic cancer. Below are the personal reflections of one who was impacted by Brooks' passion for souls and powerful preaching.  A mighty oak has fallen. Charles Decatur Brooks, one of Adventism’s greatest preachers, succumbed t

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

As part our series of articles and panel discussions about race relations in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Compass Magazine is featuring initiatives that bring together church members from different conferences and ethnic groups for the purpose of ministry. We hope these stories will inspire other local churches and conferences to find crea