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 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

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