A Window for Jesus

A Window for Jesus

Recently, I received an invitation to work and teach on another island. This invitation simply meant two things—crossing seas and traveling long hours by land, as well as moving from secondary school to the college level. Realizing this to be a new challenge, I eagerly grasped the opportunity and accepted the challenge. However, I still had to wait

Growing in Grace and the Knowledge of Jesus Christ: Peter’s Hope

Growing in Grace and the Knowledge of Jesus Christ: Peter’s Hope

  Growing in grace is Peter’s bedrock for living the Christian life. It’s how we as Christians live in expectant hope (1 Pet. 1:3–12), live holy lives in society and in the home (1 Pet. 1:13–3:7), suffer for our faith while serving others (1 Pet. 3:8–5:11), develop Christian virtues (2 Pet. 1:1–11), listen to the prophetic word, avoiding erron

My Story: Greater Is He That Is in You

My Story: Greater Is He That Is in You

  I never struggled with homosexuality. My struggle was heterosexuality.   So there I sat…this is it. “Dear life, I have had enough. I’m tired.” Looking out over the New York City skyline, I could see for miles. I gazed as the wind blew softly, then harder, then softer again. I was hoping that it would blow me right over. I was hoping tha

Looking for the Day of the Lord: Reflections on 2 Peter

Looking for the Day of the Lord: Reflections on 2 Peter

A consistent query that has been emphasized over the past few blogs has been “What does the fulfillment of prophecy look like?” I ask the question again because there is a subtle but critical dilemma occurring the world over that impacts people’s perceptions about faith and the validity of biblical truth. Namely, how will the world end? I asked a f

The Compass Headlines 06-16-2017

The Compass Headlines 06-16-2017

Southern Baptist Convention Rattled by Racism Throughout this past week, the Southern Baptist Convention was rattled this week with a resolution condemning white supremacy in the church.  However, by Thursday afternoon, a vote broke through that condemned the “anti-gospel, alt-right, white supremacy” movement. For more on race relations and the Chr

Blessing from Heaven (Part 4)

Blessing from Heaven (Part 4)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (E.G. White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. vii)   On that early Sabbath morning, Jesus returned from the Mount of Olives to the Temple to teach the people the way of life. But suddenly his discourse was interrupted. Hastening into

The Loss in our Calling

The Loss in our Calling

Calling is a word I’ve heard thrown around a lot, particularly in the last few years while studying at the Seminary. And often-times two things appear to accompany this concept: an aura of confidence, and a feeling of being led by God (the former being a result of the latter). But there is more to being called than this, and it is something we don’

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Upon reflecting on the nature of prophecy, the difference between modern prognosticators (of the religious and political stripe) and the biblical prophetic word should be increasingly apparent. But have you ever asked yourself what will it look like, the fulfillment of prophecy that is? It is possible to preach something for so long and not really