Book Recaps Adventism’s African-American Triumphs and Tragedies

Book Recaps Adventism’s African-American Triumphs and Tragedies

“It is impossible to be truly affected by the redemptive aspects of scripture and not long for social as well as spiritual freedom” (pg. 226). This, you could say, was the lived drama that Calvin Rock sought to explore, and what an exploration it was. Dr. Rock is no stranger to the Seventh-day Adventist church’s roster of leaders. In fact, his dedi

Of Race & Character

Of Race & Character

None of us choose the time or place in which we are born. Neither do we get to dictate the makeup of our DNA, or have our genetic information expressed in such a way as to somehow make our lives conveniently situated. Although the technology of medicine has made leaps and bounds in eliminating various birth defects and other genetic tendencies to h

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ministry Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Racial Unity

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ministry Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Racial Unity

Compass Magazine’s inaugural conference, Repairing the Breach: A Pathway to Racial Unity in the Church, held on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, continued its powerful and articulate message of racial unity last Sabbath afternoon with a triad of presenters contributing a series of short, power-packed messages on the su

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

As part our series of articles and panel discussions about race relations in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Compass Magazine is featuring initiatives that bring together church members from different conferences and ethnic groups for the purpose of ministry. We hope these stories will inspire other local churches and conferences to find crea

“Race” and the Adventist Church

“Race” and the Adventist Church

Considering the place of notions of “race,” “ethnicity,” and “culture” in the Christian Church, and in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in particular, first calls for clarifications. It should be noted that these three notions, which are taken for granted, are all constructed in nature. Of all three, the term “culture” can perhaps be considered the

Watch Live! Online Panel Discussion on Race Relations in the Adventist Church

Watch Live! Online Panel Discussion on Race Relations in the Adventist Church

Thanks to significant interest in Dr. David Penno’s series on organizational segregation in the Adventist Church, The Compass Magazine will host its first-ever live online broadcast to discuss this issue. The panel discussion, featuring Dr. Penno and other Compass Magazine contributors, will focus on what we need to do to achieve greater unity amon