Perinatal smoking Cessation Program Awarded $24,900 Grant from March of Dimes

Perinatal smoking Cessation Program Awarded $24,900 Grant from March of Dimes

LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA — Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital has been awarded a grant from March of Dimes to support it’s Comprehensive Tobacco Treatment Program (CTTP), helping continue the fight in San Bernardino County against the use of tobacco products during pregnancy. “We are pleased to have received this grant,” said  Truphosa Otianga

Worshipping Our Stomachs?

Worshipping Our Stomachs?

In January 2018 French shoppers at a popular grocery store chain were engaged in conflict over a popular food item. Okay, I may be understating what actually happened; they got into fistfights over it! No, I’m not making this up. It actually happened, not over fruit or vegetables, but over a dessert item! Kim Willsher, writing in The Guardian, desc

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

A recent poll from Dalhousie University showed that Canada’s millennials are turning to vegetarian and vegan diets at “mind-blowing rates.”[1] However, one does not need such a poll to know that today’s young people are turning vegetarian and vegan in droves. In my hometown of Toronto, Canada, you can walk into any vegan restaurant establishment, a

The Compass Headlines 07-17-2017

The Compass Headlines 07-17-2017

The Church and the Age of Screens Screens are everywhere.  Wether its teenagers snap chatting or adults reading their Bible from their phone during the church service, the challenge of screens and the distraction they cause is a threat to the church that Alan Jacobs recognizes.  He writes, "The church need not repudiate, or crusade against, digital

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

Alvin Plantinga is the 2017 Templeton Prize Winner It has been over a century since Friedrich Nietzsche declared that “God is dead.”  Is God really dead?  Well, not according to Alvin Plantinga, a world-renowned Christian philosopher with the Dutch Calvin heritage.  He is credited to be "the man who brought belief in God back into the study of phil

Adventist Health Professionals Provide Care to Michigan Refugees

Adventist Health Professionals Provide Care to Michigan Refugees

On August 12 and the 14th, several dentists from across the state of Michigan provided humanitarian service to the refugee community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event was referred to as a refugee dental expo. Refugees from various counties, as well as several residents from Michigan received services. Service providers were dentists and nutritio