The World’s Greatest Warrior Part 1

The World’s Greatest Warrior Part 1

Continual Progress Necessary Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all thi

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Perfection. One word–so much power. Power to spur unto growth, and power to discourage and demean. Power to challenge our best yet, and power to make us give up in the face of the unattainable.   “Be perfect, as God is perfect,” says Jesus in Matthew 5:48. Not only is “perfection” a powerful concept in and of itself, but it is also a biblical

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus pt 2

How to Stay Adventist on a Non-Adventist Campus pt 2

In part 1 of this series, I began by setting the stage for the path God would take me in life. I noted the importance of having a solid foundation in the scriptures coupled with the freedom to explore diversity and question beliefs for myself. While I did not know it at the time, the path of my education would start in institutional Adventism and t

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

Seeing Things as God Sees Hebrews 11:1 provides the most concise yet comprehensive definition for “faith” in the entire Bible:   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (NASB).   Over the years, I have heard many alternative definitions. With rare exceptions, none of them contradicted the aforeme

How to Let Go of the Past That is Holding You Back!

How to Let Go of the Past That is Holding You Back!

Recently, while sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for my son’s turn to be seen, I began to examine my key chain. Every time I’m in the waiting room, I examine something different. One time the ceiling tiles, another the floorboards... I’ve been told by many people that life with me is crazy, fast-paced, and exciting… but I digress.   The

Standing Victorious in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Standing Victorious in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Still Small Voice Elijah’s retreat on Mount Horeb, though hidden from man, was known to God; and the weary and discouraged prophet was not left to struggle alone with the powers of darkness that were pressing upon him. At the entrance to the cave wherein Elijah had taken refuge, God met with him, through a mighty angel sent to inquire into his

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

The Helplessness of Man As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin, of its power, its guilt, its woe; and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your h

Adventist Teen and Shooting Survivor, Samantha Grady, Decides Not to Participate in Weekend Demonstrations

Adventist Teen and Shooting Survivor, Samantha Grady, Decides Not to Participate in Weekend Demonstrations

On March 24, 2018, as many as 800,000 protesters* attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. Others attended large sibling rallies in cities such as New York, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, and Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed during a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School