The Compass Headlines 05-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 05-26-2017

Less than 4 out of 10 say God created man in present form, lowest in 35 years According to the latest Gallup, only 38% of Americans believe God created man in present form, which is the lowest in 35 years.  Approximately 75% of Americans still believe that God was involved in the creation of humanity in some way including the possibility of a divin

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

Martin Luther: A Hero of Liberty and Freedom of Speech Championed by Martin Luther, October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In recognition of his many contributions, Peter Stanford of The Guardian highlights two major areas—human liberty and freedom of speech. He writes, "For Luther championed conscience

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

The Rise of Global Christianity (Part 2)

The Rise of Global Christianity (Part 2)

What is the relevance of all of the above for Seventh-day Adventists? There are several possible ways of answering this question. Foremost among such responses is that American Adventists and Catholics closely share an important corporate identity marker that is somewhat unusual in the religious world for large ecclesiastically united religious gro

Pope Francis’s Growing Global Influence

Pope Francis’s Growing Global Influence

Today, Sept. 24, 2015, will go down in the annals of history as the day the tide shifted. Never in the history of the Republic has a pope or any other religious leader addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress. In his approximately 50-minute speech, Pope Francis moved many members of Congress to tears as he invoked the need to listen to the “v

The Economy, the Pope, and the Gospel

The Economy, the Pope, and the Gospel

On the morning of August 24, the Dow Jones plunged 1000 points to further heighten fears of a possible global economic crisis ahead. Economists and other observers have cited, among others, these causes for their concerns: China’s market volatility; the fall of oil prices from $100 per barrel last summer to below $50; the struggling price of copper

Infographic: Pope Francis Visits the United States

Infographic: Pope Francis Visits the United States

Pope Francis will make an “apostolic journey” to the United States Sept. 22-27, where he will become the first pope to address a joint session of Congress. The infographic below highlights key events on the papal itinerary. Seventh-day Adventists, who see prophetic significance in the pope’s increasing influence over world affairs, have planned sev