The World’s Greatest Warrior Part 1

The World’s Greatest Warrior Part 1

Continual Progress Necessary Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all thi

When I Realized He Did it for Me

When I Realized He Did it for Me

I leaned against the aged stone wall and gazed down on a narrow street below. Ashen buildings deeply furrowed with centuries of scars lined the cobbled road, and a determined wind hurled dust and pebbles along the way like so much confetti in a parade. With the coming of the evening, the western sky had darkened to a putty grey, and I pulled my jac

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Perfection. One word–so much power. Power to spur unto growth, and power to discourage and demean. Power to challenge our best yet, and power to make us give up in the face of the unattainable.   “Be perfect, as God is perfect,” says Jesus in Matthew 5:48. Not only is “perfection” a powerful concept in and of itself, but it is also a biblical

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