The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

The Compass Headlines 04-30-2017

Alvin Plantinga is the 2017 Templeton Prize Winner It has been over a century since Friedrich Nietzsche declared that “God is dead.”  Is God really dead?  Well, not according to Alvin Plantinga, a world-renowned Christian philosopher with the Dutch Calvin heritage.  He is credited to be "the man who brought belief in God back into the study of phil

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

Martin Luther: A Hero of Liberty and Freedom of Speech Championed by Martin Luther, October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In recognition of his many contributions, Peter Stanford of The Guardian highlights two major areas—human liberty and freedom of speech. He writes, "For Luther championed conscience

The Compass Headlines 02-02-2017

The Compass Headlines 02-02-2017

Congress Increasingly Becoming More Roman Catholic While the 115th Congress is more racially and ethnically diverse, the numbers of women have reached an all-time high, there is less of a military presence, and more educated; it has also become more Roman Catholic. According to the recently published Pew Research Poll, "Catholics now make up 31% of

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 01-26-2017

Adventist Church Continues to Wrestle with Women’s Ordination Despite the vote not to allow the North American Division to ordain women to the Gospel ministry at the 2015 General Conference in San Antonio, it appears the church has yet to put the issue to rest. According to the recent GC/NAD statement, "the group agreed that there will be ongoing c

The Compass Headlines 12-05-2016

The Compass Headlines 12-05-2016

Theology Matters:  Bible-Based Churches Are Growing Last month, Maclean’s—the Canadian celebrated magazine on cultural trends—reported on an exclusive study that looked at growth trends among Canadian churches.  While churches that espoused Christian orthodoxy were growing, liberal leaning churches were in decline.  For Seventh-day Adventists, this