Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda and Board Chairman for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Uganda, Daniel Matte, applauded the leadership of General Yoweri Museveni, president of the Republic of Uganda, for opening the borders of Uganda to those who have fled into the country. Matte was speaking at a ceremo

“Room for Women” — Refugee and migrant girls and women share their stories in ADRA’s new publication

“Room for Women” — Refugee and migrant girls and women share their stories in ADRA’s new publication

ADRA`s publication “Room for Women” is a place where voices of refugee and migrant girls and women are heard. Today we join with ADRA in commemorating World Refugee Day. The number of people fleeing their home around the world is increasing every year, leaving them without home, security or ways to meet their basic needs. Girls and women among them

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

  Twenty-one months after the Ephesus Adventist Church on St. Maarten was destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the church opened its doors to members and friends for a special celebration on June 2, 2019. More than 300 members were seated in the newly refurbished church building for the rededication service, which was led by Pastor Desmond

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Effect

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Effect

In the previous article, I concluded with the following question, “What happens when a person sees the law of God as a Heart-Beat rather than as a Strong-Arm?” And my answer was, “everything changes”. In this article, I will touch on this by summarising how a “Heart-Beat” understanding of the law of God impacts how we view some of the key tenets of

First Class of Medical Graduates from the Adventist University in the Philippines Make History

First Class of Medical Graduates from the Adventist University in the Philippines Make History

“Dear Prima Lux, pioneer class of 2019, the Department of Education in the General Conference Headquarters is proud of you!” said Adventist Church education director Lisa Beardsley-Hardy. “AUP stands tall among the 115 universities and colleges that belong to the Seventh-day Adventist system around the world. And from those, only six have a medical

When Anxiety Strikes at Church

When Anxiety Strikes at Church

It's the silent plague on an exponential increase, or at least it seems that way. Anxiety is the downfall of many when they are least prepared for it. Stressors can trigger an attack or set someone up to be less resilient. Those overwhelming thoughts of not feeling able to cope with a situation unsettle millions each day. It prevents many from hold

Nathaniel Gibbs: A Personal Testimony, Part 2 “How I Met God”

Nathaniel Gibbs: A Personal Testimony, Part 2 “How I Met God”

After getting nothing from the sermon, praying for God to reveal himself, and in serious doubt that he would answer, the church service was finished. However, after letting out my frustrations to God in prayer, I felt oddly at peace. I brought my mom back home and moved on with my life. I really felt that I needed help, but it seemed that God was n

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 2: The Law

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 2: The Law

When debating the nature of sin, LGT (Last Generation Theology) proponents will often appeal to John’s words “sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4) They will also supplement this with Ellen Whites statement that “we are given no other definition of sin in the Bible then that it is the ‘transgression of the law.’”[1] From here, the LGT