(Re)Defining American Religious Liberty

(Re)Defining American Religious Liberty

Once again, religious liberty is in the crossfire. The firing of Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran over his personal views on homosexuality has reignited the debate about religious vs. sexual liberty. But who defines freedom and its limitations? Has religious liberty become a relic of the past? Has it become a “myth,” an “impossibility,” or a “trag

Compass Connects With Young Adults at GYC 2014

Compass Connects With Young Adults at GYC 2014

The Compass Magazine attended its first GYC (Generation. Youth. Christ.) conference in Phoenix, Arizona, from December 31 to January 4. With approximately 5,000 attendees, most of them youth and young adults, GYC was an ideal venue for getting the word out about what this new web ministry has to offer. “People were generally interested in Compass a

Newsweek Cover Story Blasts Reliability of Bible

Newsweek Cover Story Blasts Reliability of Bible

Newsweek magazine starts 2015 attacking the veracity of the Bible. The magazine's cover story for January 2015—“The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin”—attempts to show the illegitimacy of the Bible as a trustworthy and divinely inspired book. While acknowledging the historicity of the Sabbath (Saturday) and its subsequent change to Sunday, Newswee

Pope Francis Brokers Deal Between the U.S. and Cuba

Pope Francis Brokers Deal Between the U.S. and Cuba

In a historic move, the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to bridge the 50-year old divide between the countries and restore full diplomatic relations. The key figure in this deal was the Vatican. According to the NYTimes, [Pope] Francis is being credited for helping bridge the divide by first sending letters to President Obama and President Raúl Castro of

The Bible, Man, and Work

The Bible, Man, and Work

Work is writ large throughout the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, man is to work (Gen. 2; cf. Prov. 19:15; 2 Thess. 3:6-12). The idle man is not looked upon favorably either in Scripture or in society. The alarming increase of unemployed men has generated a plethora of articles and debates. As of today, 16 percent of American men are not employe

CBS Interfaith Broadcast to Feature Seventh-day Adventists

CBS Interfaith Broadcast to Feature Seventh-day Adventists

On Sunday, Dec. 14, the CBS channel will air an interfaith program that will feature the Sikhs, Mennonites, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The producers traveled to Silver Spring, MD, to interview some church leaders about the Adventist church. On the program, producers interview: Ella Smith Simmons, Vice President of the General Conference