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

No Longer Hiding Under a Church Pew: Breaking the Silence about Homosexuality in the Church

No Longer Hiding Under a Church Pew: Breaking the Silence about Homosexuality in the Church

I am privileged and honored to have come from a strong Bible and Adventist heritage. My childhood was influenced by dedicated Christian parents who took God at His Word and who planted in me the importance of loving, honoring, and obeying Him. Our friends consisted of other Adventists who diligently studied God’s Word and His great promises to us.

Ellen White on Interfaith Relations

Ellen White on Interfaith Relations

God's People in Every Church The Lord has His representatives in all the churches. These persons have not had the special testing truths for these last days presented to them under circumstances that brought conviction to heart and mind; therefore they have not, by rejecting light, severed their connection with God. Many there are who have faithful