Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

The Helplessness of Man As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin, of its power, its guilt, its woe; and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your h

The Broken Jar

The Broken Jar

Beautifying my place is one of the hobbies I enjoy doing on vacation time.  This includes landscaping, improving, or decorating both inside and outside my home.  These activities are especially very addictive to me. I could go an entire day without meals when I do these activities, without feeling any pangs of hunger. As I engage in this pastime, I

Hacking Human Hearts

Hacking Human Hearts

The biomedical company, Medtronic, has disabled internet updates for approximately 34,000 “CareLink” devices designed for accessing and programming implanted pacemakers due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities with the systems. This was revealed this summer by cybersecurity firm researchers and could allow an outside agent—a “hacker”—to plant malware o

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

Is It Necessary for Adventists to Follow the Health Message?

A recent poll from Dalhousie University showed that Canada’s millennials are turning to vegetarian and vegan diets at “mind-blowing rates.”[1] However, one does not need such a poll to know that today’s young people are turning vegetarian and vegan in droves. In my hometown of Toronto, Canada, you can walk into any vegan restaurant establishment, a

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 1: The Saturday Presentations)

This past weekend (October 21-22), I attended The One project gathering in Atlanta, GA. As you may know, this event is the third-to-last conference before The One project shuts down. As a student of systematic theology with particular interest in hermeneutics (biblical interpretation), I was particularly drawn to this gathering, given the theme ann

Hagar, Sarah, and the Two Covenants

Hagar, Sarah, and the Two Covenants

The apostle Paul discusses two important covenants in Galatians 4:21-31, the topic for this week’s Sabbath school lesson. Why does Paul choose these two covenants, represented by two women in Scripture, Hagar and Sarah, and what does he mean by this? Furthermore, what is the relevance of this to today’s Bible student? I propose that we look closely

Equality Through Grace

Equality Through Grace

Grace. Salvation. The Kingdom of God. Words we typically associate with joy, thankfulness, and enthusiasm. Sometimes, though, our muddied understanding and egoistic expectations veil these realties with a cloud of distortion. This is well-illustrated by the parable of the vineyard workers—a story as rich in meaning as it is in details and literary