Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 1: Inviolable Consecration

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 1: Inviolable Consecration

The Beginning of Daniel’s Captivity Daniel 1 describes the beginning of Judah’s Babylonian captivity. A century earlier, the northern kingdom of Israel had also been enslaved. Located between two empires—Egypt and Assyria—Israel and Judah often sought alliances with Egypt to resist the northern threat. But these coalitions proved unfortunate for bo

Little Secrets to a Rich Academic Career

Little Secrets to a Rich Academic Career

Proper Education Needed Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Those who are seeking to obtain an education should labor as though they could see heavenly intelligences looking upon them with the deepest interest. Let the youth seek to acquire knowledge in one line afte

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

A recent poll from Dalhousie University showed that Canada’s millennials are turning to vegetarian and vegan diets at “mind-blowing rates.”[1] However, one does not need such a poll to know that today’s young people are turning vegetarian and vegan in droves. In my hometown of Toronto, Canada, you can walk into any vegan restaurant establishment, a

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

Alvin Plantinga is the 2017 Templeton Prize Winner It has been over a century since Friedrich Nietzsche declared that “God is dead.”  Is God really dead?  Well, not according to Alvin Plantinga, a world-renowned Christian philosopher with the Dutch Calvin heritage.  He is credited to be "the man who brought belief in God back into the study of phil

Skipping Breakfast

Skipping Breakfast

Diabetes. An all-too-familiar word in our communities these days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2014 there were 29 million people in the United States with this disease and an additional 86 million with prediabetes. These numbers have increased significantly over the past few years, and not only in the older pop

Diet and Character Development

Diet and Character Development

The recent evidence evaluation and announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the carcinogenicity of red and processed meat adds to numerous studies suggesting a vegetarian lifestyle as a better dietary option. A simple Google search comparison of the scholarly interest in vegetarianism between 2000 and 2015 suggests a threefold increas

Diet and Mental Health

Diet and Mental Health

In 1905, Ellen G. White said that “diet materially affects the mind and disposition” (Adventist Home, p. 252). Given her level of education and lack of scientific background, few people paid attention to her statement. It would take another century before we could fully appreciate her timeless words. The Surprising Connection Between Brain and Gut