Mission, Outreach a Focus of Annual Council’s October 15 Sessions

Mission, Outreach a Focus of Annual Council’s October 15 Sessions

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan — Having dealt with a controversial "compliance document" on the first day of the 2018 Annual Council, leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist world church focused on outreach on several fronts during the Monday, October 15, session. Dr. Ganoune Diop, Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the General Conference, r

A More Excellent Way: Charlottesville and the Challenge of Evangelism in Volatile Contexts

A More Excellent Way: Charlottesville and the Challenge of Evangelism in Volatile Contexts

The question before us is what is the best way to persuade people to choose Jesus in volatile cultures and contexts? Sadly, it seems the United States has become a volatile context in our increasingly polarized political, social, and moral discourse. Our attention as Americans has again been fixated upon tragic events, this time in Charlottesville,

A Window for Jesus

A Window for Jesus

Recently, I received an invitation to work and teach on another island. This invitation simply meant two things—crossing seas and traveling long hours by land, as well as moving from secondary school to the college level. Realizing this to be a new challenge, I eagerly grasped the opportunity and accepted the challenge. However, I still had to wait

A Vision for the Church

A Vision for the Church

The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into

The World Next Door

The World Next Door

What shall it profit a man if he reaches the whole world, yet neglects his neighbor living next door? - Someone  I have not done an official survey, but my guess is that if you were to ask Seventh-day Adventists living in North America if they were friends with their neighbors, something like 90% of them would say they weren’t.   Think about i

Near to the Heart of Poverty

Near to the Heart of Poverty

One Sabbath, I headed out on my own to do outreach. After about five minutes of walking down the streets of Toronto, I noticed a homeless woman sitting cross-legged in the back corner of a store. She was young, had cropped red hair, and was wearing a faint white t-shirt that barely fit over her wide belly – It took a mere couple of seconds for me t

The Rise of Global Christianity (Part 3)

The Rise of Global Christianity (Part 3)

The Future of Christian Socio-Politics and the Rise of GloboChristianity One might wonder what the future holds for American Christianity in its polarized socio-political climate. In itself, no reconciliation appears possible through continued dialogue. Were the Right and Left to remain true to their present purposes, they would be incompatible phi

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 3)

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 3)

In the first article in the series, we saw how Nehemiah had a desire and vision. In the second part, we see the beginning phases of his planning and the development.  Let’s look at some other key components that lead to his success in rebuilding the physical and spiritual walls and gates of Israel. Nehemiah Rallied the Remnant Then said I unto them