What is the Purpose of Education?

What is the Purpose of Education?

True Education: A Broader Scope   Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is.   It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of

At Year-End Meetings, TED Votes Statement to Support Women in Ministry and Leadership

At Year-End Meetings, TED Votes Statement to Support Women in Ministry and Leadership

BECICI, MONTENEGRO — Members of the Trans-European Division Executive Committee recently voted a four-point document aimed at supporting women who serve in roles of leadership and ministry. The vote came as a result of extensive discussion during TED Year End Meetings, 21–25 November in Bečići, Montenegro. It aims to deal with issues, global and lo

Adventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

Adventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

A young medical student in South Korea is requesting the prayers of Seventh-day Adventists around the world as he awaits a legal decision that could have far-reaching implications for the church in Korea.   Jiman Han, a first-year medical student, has sued for the right to complete his university exams outside of Sabbath hours. He began his le

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

A Window for Jesus

A Window for Jesus

Recently, I received an invitation to work and teach on another island. This invitation simply meant two things—crossing seas and traveling long hours by land, as well as moving from secondary school to the college level. Realizing this to be a new challenge, I eagerly grasped the opportunity and accepted the challenge. However, I still had to wait

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Introduction In 2001 when I arrived at the General Conference to begin representing the world church to the U.S. Government, I knew two things: First, religious freedom is a tremendous blessing given by God, and it is the unique responsibility of Adventists to defend it publicly. In so doing, we don’t only preserve a fundamental human right, we are

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

Martin Luther: A Hero of Liberty and Freedom of Speech Championed by Martin Luther, October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In recognition of his many contributions, Peter Stanford of The Guardian highlights two major areas—human liberty and freedom of speech. He writes, "For Luther championed conscience

Blessings from Heaven (Part 1)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 1)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (E.G. White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. vii)   At the beginning of a little book entitled, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, Ellen White writes: Let us in imagination go back to that scene, and, as we sit with the disciples

Review of ENCOUNTER Curriculum

Review of ENCOUNTER Curriculum

This review of the Encounter Curriculum is a follow-up to a previous article here at the Compass Magazine.  Many more believed because of His word; and they were saying… ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.’ (John 4:41-42) The journey sta