Remember the Alamodome!

Remember the Alamodome!

More than 1,700 medical and non-medical volunteers participated in this year’s Your Best Pathway to Health medical mission in San Antonio, Texas, from April 8 to 10. These hardy volunteers not only set up and broke down the makeshift hospital at the Alamodome, but they woke up before dawn so the clinic could open its doors to a grateful public at 7

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Several years ago we had a woodpecker living in one of the beautiful big pecan trees in our front yard. There’s one thing I know about woodpeckers: they peck wood. So it was no surprise to me to constantly hear this little guy hard at work on my tree. Very rarely did I see him, but I heard him—like a small pernicious jackhammer—destroying my tree.

News Commentary: Adventists and Vaccines

News Commentary: Adventists and Vaccines

Vaccines have been in the news more than usual, thanks in part to the recent Disneyland measles outbreak, in which one person with the highly contagious disease started a chain that has sickened 142 people so far. The incident has brought widely divergent viewpoints over vaccination into the spotlight. Though the vast majority of Americans vaccinat

LA City Files a Lawsuit Against Glendale Adventist Hospital

LA City Files a Lawsuit Against Glendale Adventist Hospital

The Glendale Adventist hospital has been sued by the City of Los Angeles for "dumping mentally ill and disabled homeless patients on L.A.'s skid row over the last four years.”  The hospital is accused of having “improperly transported elderly and dependent patients to the downtown Los Angeles neighborhood, a 50-block area 'known for extreme poverty

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

In service, sickness or death, Dr. Kent Brantly wanted to “glorify God,” he said in a statement upon his release from the Emory University Hospital after surviving the deadly Ebola virus. Despite contracting a potentially fatal disease, he saw his work as a “calling from God.” While some questioned and ridiculed his missionary work as narcissistic,

The Right Hand of the Gospel

The Right Hand of the Gospel

As the world becomes more secular, the work of medical evangelism is proving to be an effective means of reaching this post-postmodern generation. Recently, over 500 Seventh-day Adventist health professionals and volunteers conducted a 3-day medical and dental clinic in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Over 3000 residents of the Bay Area received FRE