A New Spin on Ellen White

A New Spin on Ellen White

He threw the book Counsels on Health back in my face and sneered with disgust, “When I was growing up, Ellen White was always used as a hammer that was consistently slammed with great force upon my head. It hurt a lot! And to be honest with you—I’m over her!” I sat there with my mouth gaping open. My jaw hung so low that two people walking past me

Ellen White Resources for Youth

Ellen White Resources for Youth

There is a wide variety of Ellen White resources available for youth and young adults of every taste and interest. The resources below will help spark young people’s interest in Ellen White and her writings and assist parents/leaders in sharing this treasure with the next generation. Resources about Ellen White “Making Ellen White Teen-Friendly” an

Psychology: Friend or Foe? Part 1: The Bad Side

Psychology: Friend or Foe? Part 1: The Bad Side

“No way! Check this out!” I loudly exclaimed. Many years ago, while at the Adventist Book Center, I stumbled upon an Ellen White compilation I’d never even heard of: Mind, Character, and Personality. My wife looked at me, hit my elbow, and shushed me. Apparently I was being too loud. I couldn’t help myself; I was excited! In that instant I had foun

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Several years ago we had a woodpecker living in one of the beautiful big pecan trees in our front yard. There’s one thing I know about woodpeckers: they peck wood. So it was no surprise to me to constantly hear this little guy hard at work on my tree. Very rarely did I see him, but I heard him—like a small pernicious jackhammer—destroying my tree.

Crash and Burn: Transformative Lessons from Paul’s Epic Fail

Crash and Burn: Transformative Lessons from Paul’s Epic Fail

“You can believe that if you want—and be wrong and burn in hell!” I shouted to a coworker while passionately pounding on the table we were both sitting at. It was our lunch break, and I was speaking to him about the Saturday/Sunday “Sabbath” debate we’d been having. I had clearly won this disagreement by sharing only the biblical proof texts and hi

Jonah Meets ISIS

Jonah Meets ISIS

“Please bless great-grandmama, mama, and daddy. Help us to have a good night’s sleep—oh, yeah, God, please bless and protect all those people in Syria and Iraq that are being killed and terrorized, and please bless and be with those ISIS people. You know that they are so angry because they don’t know and love You. AMEN!” I kissed my 8-year-old son,