NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Friday Morning Business Session – President’s Report

NAD 2019 Year-End Meetings, Friday Morning Business Session – President’s Report

November 1 Business Session Dan Jackson began his 10th presidential report by citing God’s promise in Romans 8:32:   He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?   “I have far more hope in 2019 than I had in 2010,” said Jackson in regards to the church growth

October 14, 2019 Annual Council Report (Monday Business Sessions)

October 14, 2019 Annual Council Report (Monday Business Sessions)

  Morning Business Session, Presided by Ella Simmons, General Conference Vice President Ted Wilson noted that the previous day’s motion to table the motion created confusion. He explained that the voted Rules of Order (6th edition) currently in effect are not consistently followed in all their technical language by all unions. While the voting

October 17, 2019 Jesus and Politics, Opening Address

October 17, 2019 Jesus and Politics, Opening Address

On October 17–19, 2019, Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan, hosted Jesus & Politics. This conference sought to prompt Christians, especially Seventh-day Adventist Christians, to be reasonably aware of and active in the various goings-on within political, social, and economic realms, yet do so upon the bedrock of Christ’s character

October 17, 2019 Jesus and Politics,  Pre-Opening Address

October 17, 2019 Jesus and Politics, Pre-Opening Address

  Introduction Attorney James Standish began his address by warning the audience that his presentation may be considered too controversial for some Adventists but he continued by proposing that Christianity as a faith cannot be simply lived out as “private piety” but that it must also impact the public square.   Standish then pointed out

It’s All About Worship

It’s All About Worship

I live in Georgia, and several weeks ago the Governor of our great state signed a very restrictive abortion bill that has made a lot of people very angry! So angry, in fact, that Netflix, Disney, and several other entertainment powerhouses clearly stated, that due to this new law, they would no longer be producing entertainment in Georgia—effective

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

Communists’ Confessions: What Adventists Can Learn About Abortion From China

We settled into the soft velvet covered seats in DC’s E Street Cinema, just around the corner from Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln assassination fame. We were here to view One Child Nation, a documentary about the China one-child policy. We may be a little more interested than most because our son was born in China and we adopted him a year ago. He was b

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

Adventist Church Continues to Wrestle with Women’s Ordination Despite the vote not to allow the North American Division to ordain women to the Gospel ministry at the 2015 General Conference in San Antonio, it appears the church has yet to put the issue to rest. According to the recent GC/NAD statement, "the group agreed that there will be ongoing c

California Sued for Demanding That Churches Cover Abortion

California Sued for Demanding That Churches Cover Abortion

In yet another swipe at the people’s fundamental freedom, the state of California has ordered churches to cover abortion. As reported by Casey Mattox, a senior counsel in The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion.

The Issue We Don’t Talk About

The Issue We Don’t Talk About

I’ve been an Adventist all my life, but I don’t recall ever attending a seminar or hearing a sermon on this topic. I’ve read a few articles about it, and it was addressed in a college ethics class, but it’s not something I hear Adventists talking about individually or publicly. Yet it has been one of the hottest topics in American Christianity for