Reformation: Personal from the Start

Reformation: Personal from the Start

Champions of Reformation During my days at the University of Ghana, I became the executive secretary of the Adventist student fellowship on campus. The doctrines and details of Adventism were rather new to me—not so much the Sabbath, although I had only recently grasped the biblical foundations of that doctrine. Rather, the greatest new realization

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther As we continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, along with the many achievements resulting from it, it can be easy for us to forget that these men and women were far from perfect. Writing on Luther’s view of the Jews, Bernard Howard gave this candid view: Luther is to me both hero and anti-he

Remembering the Reformation: A Global Awakening

Remembering the Reformation: A Global Awakening

A Great religious awakening under the proclamation of Christ's soon coming is foretold in the prophecy of the first angel's message of Revelation 14. An angel is seen flying “in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.” “With a loud voic

2017 European Adventist Youth Congress: Day 3

2017 European Adventist Youth Congress: Day 3

It's Sabbath evening (August 4) in Valencia and there is an atmosphere of celebration. Seven young people have decided to publicly commit their lives to God and were baptized. The entire program was filled with supportive shouts and cheerful clapping.   The praise and worship team led the congregation using a balanced mix of hymns and contempo

European Adventist Youth Congress 2017: Day 2

European Adventist Youth Congress 2017: Day 2

The second full day (third overall, including the first evening) I faced a real struggle at AYC2017. For those of us lacking a regular intense workout, AYC2017’s full schedule, including an early morning exercise routine, gave my leg muscles some painful aches. A reminder to keep our whole being in service! What my condition meant, however, contrib

European Adventist Youth Congress 2017: Day 1

European Adventist Youth Congress 2017: Day 1

Sunny Valencia, in Spain, in August. A perfect location to begin friendships for a lifetime, and hopefully begin a life changing journey for Jesus. This is what the organizers of the European Adventist Youth Congress 2017 (AYC2017) are hoping for this week. In an environment both literally and metaphorically warm, the offer was impossible to turn d

Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement

Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement

I read the book Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement a few years ago for a class. It landed on my desk at an ideal time, just as I was pondering a number of controversial Bible passages on creation and the flood. Reading it was a reassuring experience–not because it explained everything or solved