Is God Okay with Genocide? Part 3

Is God Okay with Genocide? Part 3

Initially, the discussion on genocide in the Joshua campaign was limited to a two-part series. I wrote my contextualizing piece, trying to place the story in its own context and left it at that. Typically, I find that satisfactory. After all, I am an exegete, not a theologian in the classical sense. My job is to understand what the text meant and I

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 3: Faithful in the Furnace

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 3: Faithful in the Furnace

Have you ever dreamed something so amazing that you wished it was true? One of the greatest kings on earth did. And, being in his position, he could afford to literally make his dream come true. Or so he thought.   A Dream Come True Nebuchadnezzar dreamed a statue that foretold the future of humankind: four kingdoms would succeed each other un

Amidst Ebola Outbreak, ADRA Works to Ensure Malnourished Children Are Fed

Amidst Ebola Outbreak, ADRA Works to Ensure Malnourished Children Are Fed

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1984. During that time, the team has responded to the Ebola virus that has struck the country ten times. The most recent outbreak, which began in August 2018, has reportedly b

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

“Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” How sad it is that Jesus has to stretch out his hands pleading with his people to come unto him, and they refuse to hear, refuse to believe, refuse to receive the comfort of the fulness that God designed should be theirs. Jesus wept over the impenitent city of Jerusalem, and cried with brokenness o

Reimagining Adventism, Part 2: Truth and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 2: Truth and Absurdity

“Fundamentalists live life with an exclamation point. I prefer to live my life with a question mark.” — Amos Oz   The state of absurdity (the tension between meaninglessness and meaning) is a very real experience that must be understood and appreciated by Adventists if we wish to develop a meaningful approach to evangelism in the secular spher

Reimagining Adventism, Part 1: Adventism and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 1: Adventism and Absurdity

“Meaningless! Meaningless! ... Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” — The Preacher, Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV   Through the years, I have developed a passion and desire to reach those whom the church fails to reach most often—the secular, western individual. I have read and written blogs and books on the topic, listened to and preached

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