Perinatal smoking Cessation Program Awarded $24,900 Grant from March of Dimes

Perinatal smoking Cessation Program Awarded $24,900 Grant from March of Dimes

LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA — Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital has been awarded a grant from March of Dimes to support it’s Comprehensive Tobacco Treatment Program (CTTP), helping continue the fight in San Bernardino County against the use of tobacco products during pregnancy. “We are pleased to have received this grant,” said  Truphosa Otianga

Worshipping Our Stomachs?

Worshipping Our Stomachs?

In January 2018 French shoppers at a popular grocery store chain were engaged in conflict over a popular food item. Okay, I may be understating what actually happened; they got into fistfights over it! No, I’m not making this up. It actually happened, not over fruit or vegetables, but over a dessert item! Kim Willsher, writing in The Guardian, desc

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

A recent poll from Dalhousie University showed that Canada’s millennials are turning to vegetarian and vegan diets at “mind-blowing rates.”[1] However, one does not need such a poll to know that today’s young people are turning vegetarian and vegan in droves. In my hometown of Toronto, Canada, you can walk into any vegan restaurant establishment, a

The Compass Headlines 07-17-2017

The Compass Headlines 07-17-2017

The Church and the Age of Screens Screens are everywhere.  Wether its teenagers snap chatting or adults reading their Bible from their phone during the church service, the challenge of screens and the distraction they cause is a threat to the church that Alan Jacobs recognizes.  He writes, "The church need not repudiate, or crusade against, digital

The Compass Headlines 06-16-2017

The Compass Headlines 06-16-2017

Southern Baptist Convention Rattled by Racism Throughout this past week, the Southern Baptist Convention was rattled this week with a resolution condemning white supremacy in the church.  However, by Thursday afternoon, a vote broke through that condemned the “anti-gospel, alt-right, white supremacy” movement. For more on race relations and the Chr

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

Alvin Plantinga is the 2017 Templeton Prize Winner It has been over a century since Friedrich Nietzsche declared that “God is dead.”  Is God really dead?  Well, not according to Alvin Plantinga, a world-renowned Christian philosopher with the Dutch Calvin heritage.  He is credited to be "the man who brought belief in God back into the study of phil

Laughing at the Funeral

Laughing at the Funeral

My daughter is 12, and her mother and I try to keep up with everything she’s reading, which means that we’re both reading a lot of children’s/preteen literature. As I began to preview the choices of teen/youth/young adult literature, I came to a startling conclusion: one of the most popular genres was dystopian fiction—stories that detail how the f

Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke

I'm not sure if smoking cigarettes will send me to hell, but the habit has most certainly turned my life into hell on earth. For most addicts, life is anything but good, yet people are so quick to criticize and ostracize those suffering with substance abuse, as if they are evil. My story is not to prove to you why I smoked, but simply to explain th