Do We Need Adventist Education in the Fundamental Beliefs?

Do We Need Adventist Education in the Fundamental Beliefs?

[Image source: Adventist Review] While studying as an undergraduate at Stanford University, I found the Adventist understanding of the nature of true education gave purpose and direction to my studies, helping me to think about education in more holistic terms. Therefore, I was intrigued by a headline I saw last week: “Adventist Education Declared

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

As part our series of articles and panel discussions about race relations in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Compass Magazine is featuring initiatives that bring together church members from different conferences and ethnic groups for the purpose of ministry. We hope these stories will inspire other local churches and conferences to find crea

How True Education Can Change the World

How True Education Can Change the World

Humans have a tendency to polarize on key issues. Throughout the current U.S. presidential race, partisan conflicts have raged over issues from immigration to abortion, gay rights to gun control. In the Seventh-day Adventist Church, theological debates continue to divide us over issues ranging from the nature of Christ to music in the church. The d

3 Ways to Build Enduring Faith on Adventist Campuses

3 Ways to Build Enduring Faith on Adventist Campuses

I recently heard about a Pacific Union College (PUC) professor who invited atheist and former Seventh-day Adventist pastor Ryan Bell to speak in class. PUC administration ultimately stepped in and prevented Bell from coming on campus. The online responses to this issue have been varied and interesting, but rather than wading into the controversy su

NAD Launches New Academy Bible Curriculum

NAD Launches New Academy Bible Curriculum

This school year the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) has begun rolling out an all-new Bible curriculum for secondary students. It replaces the Crossroad textbooks that have been used since 1997. The Encounter program was developed by Adventist educators in Australia and New Zealand and is being adapted for North American sch

A Mind-Expanding Education

A Mind-Expanding Education

“The sower soweth the word.” Here is presented the great principle which should underlie all educational work. “The seed is the word of God.” But in too many schools of our day God’s word is set aside. Other subjects occupy the mind. The study of infidel authors holds a large place in the educational system. Skeptical sentiments are interwoven in t