No, You Can’t

No, You Can’t

I’ve been reading through Steps to Christ again (for the hundredth time) lately, and last week I noticed a word that kept popping up repeatedly. Intrigued by the thought, I decided to search how many times the word was used in the small book and the context in which it was used. What I discovered was fascinating. And critical. The word is “cannot,”

Would Ellen White Have Saved the Review and Herald?

Would Ellen White Have Saved the Review and Herald?

Three times in the past few months I’ve dreamed that it’s the last day of operations at the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Maryland. I’m there with my coworkers, cleaning out my office, sharing the angst as an institution that has been such a significant part of our lives and of church history closes its doors for good. In

Exalt the Cross of Christ

Exalt the Cross of Christ

It became Him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in the redemption of the world to save sinners by the blood of the Lamb. The great sacrifice of the Son of God was neither too great nor too small to accomplish the work. In the wisdom of God it was complete; and the atonement made testifies to every son and daughter of Adam the imm

The Gospel of Gossip

The Gospel of Gossip

Doesn’t gossip seem so hard to avoid? It starts off as an innocuous, “Hey, pray for [this]” and spirals into a full-blown “You’ll never guess what she said to me the other day. The audacity…” What sometimes gets us Christians caught in the gossip trap is that it’s often passed off as something else: showing “concern,”; looking out for someone’s “we

Ellen White for a New Generation

Ellen White for a New Generation

Several years ago, the Barna Group conducted a survey among pastors of several denominations to find books and authors that have influenced them most. The survey states: The under-40 pastors championed several authors who were not ranked highly by older church leaders. Those authors included business consultant James Collins, seminary professor Tho