NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Canada’s Supreme Court Vetoes Christian Law School Over Community ‘Covenant’

An evangelical Christian university received a bracing dose of postmodern reality June 15 when the Supreme Court of Canada sided with regional law societies who objected to a proposed law school for Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.   In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court said Trinity’s “community covenant,” an agreement

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Free Exercise Victory in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling That Everyone Should Applaud

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Free Exercise Victory in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling That Everyone Should Applaud

Hours after the Supreme Court of the United States released a 7-2 opinion in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, it's difficult to assess how every aspect of the ruling will shake out.   But there is, I believe, a religious liberty dimension in the ruling that folks on both sides of the case should applaud–eve

Adventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

Adventists in Korea Await Groundbreaking Legal Ruling on Sabbath Accommodation

A young medical student in South Korea is requesting the prayers of Seventh-day Adventists around the world as he awaits a legal decision that could have far-reaching implications for the church in Korea.   Jiman Han, a first-year medical student, has sued for the right to complete his university exams outside of Sabbath hours. He began his le

News Analysis: Sabbath-Case Win Latest in Series of Victories, Reversing Decades-Old Precedent

News Analysis: Sabbath-Case Win Latest in Series of Victories, Reversing Decades-Old Precedent

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. (Proverbs 25:25, KJV)   Clearfield, Utah, some 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City, may seem like "a far country" to some readers, but the "good news" recently delivered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, based in Denver, should refresh many a thirsty Seventh

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Parents Know Best: Government Vouchers and Adventist Education

Introduction In 2001 when I arrived at the General Conference to begin representing the world church to the U.S. Government, I knew two things: First, religious freedom is a tremendous blessing given by God, and it is the unique responsibility of Adventists to defend it publicly. In so doing, we don’t only preserve a fundamental human right, we are