Word Games

Word Games

As I recalled a discussion I had with a cousin of mine from one of my African villages about a particular dress code at church, I realized just how significant a difference there is between the mentalities in churches based in village areas vs. urban areas. It became evident to me that, as a people, we sometimes create laws for ourselves which are

A God of Diversity

A God of Diversity

Traveling at impressive 64,000 km/h, the space probe Voyager 1 was launched into space 26 years ago to explore the planets of our solar system. After passing by Jupiter and Saturn, completing its initial mission, the probe prepared itself to leave the solar system. As it approached the 6 billion kilometer mark from Earth, Carl Sagan, the famous Cor

Caring for Our Earthly Home

Caring for Our Earthly Home

Living in a technology-focused era, our daily connection with the earth has dwindled. These days, we spend far more time indoors than outdoors, becoming attached to indoor fulfillments. In the world today, we are faced with many environmental issues and problems. Some of these include natural resources provided by the environment to provide food fo

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

Taking Questions Seriously

Taking Questions Seriously

I grew up Adventist my whole life. Pathfinders, deacon as a teenager and young adult, Sabbath school leader. The whole nine yards. And I had an amazing experience. All of my closest friends are still Adventist, and most of them have no idea that I am now an atheist. So how did I go from a deeply committed, born-again and baptized Seventh-day Advent

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Prophecy 101 - Daniel Chapter 2 Because this article is only intended to be a brief introduction to Biblical prophecy in apologetics, it is far outside the present scope to cover the topic of Biblical prophecy in its entirety, a task which would require hundreds of pages. We will, however, briefly discuss chapters 2 and 7 of Daniel, as well as poin

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Atheists and Prophecy Now that we've addressed some of the flaws on the part of atheists, we must take a look at some legitimate concerns that atheists have specifically with prophecy. Imagine a book written several thousand years ago that outlines important world events in advance. Let's say the book claims that, at some point in history, nation X

Making God Known

Making God Known

The Church faces the challenge of modernity: America, along with much of the Western world, has become a post-Christian society. The reliability of Scripture, the existence of God, and other foundational truths of the Christian worldview are no longer broadly shared. Additionally, traditional authority structures have been replaced.   Whereas