The Compass Headlines 11-4-2016

The Compass Headlines 11-4-2016

Dr. Raoul Dederen Passes Away Dr. Dederen’s funeral service took place last week Friday, October 28, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He will be remembered as a devoted husband who took care of his wife through her five year battle with Alzheimers.  He will be remembered by his lectures and popular Sabbath School Class at Andrews University—He was a

The Presidential Race, American Christianity, and Adventism

The Presidential Race, American Christianity, and Adventism

It’s a presidential election season here in the US. The candidates from the two major parties, Democrat and Republican, have all put forth their credentials for the voters to decide on their eligibility for the highest office in the country. As can be expected, the candidates have vigorously defined, defended, and redefined their past, present, and

Sabbath-Keeping and Prayer

Sabbath-Keeping and Prayer

Someone has said that God is not calling us to be successful, but to be faithful. Are we faithful in keeping the Sabbath holy? Pavel Goia is the pastor of the Lexington Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the video below, he shares his powerful experience of Sabbath-keeping while living under the communist regime. For more on Pastor Goia’s experience,

Sabbath Outweighs Soccer

Sabbath Outweighs Soccer

Recently, the Adventist world woke up to surprising news of a Brazilian goalkeeper who decided to forfeit millions of money and fame rather than play on Sabbath. It is encouraging and inspiring to see the unique relevance of the Adventist message in the contemporary and post-postmodern context. Truly there are seven thousand who have yet to bow dow

We Are All Refugees

We Are All Refugees

She is a daughter of a Lutheran pastor whose style of leadership has led some to call her “The Indispensable European.”  In recent months, her open-door migrant policy renewed hope and faith in the goodness of humanity in certain parts of the world. Unfortunately, this same policy has caused so much backlash in her country and Europe that many wond

The Reformation and Sola Scriptura

The Reformation and Sola Scriptura

498 years ago this week, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on Wittenberg Church in Germany. What started out as a reform turned into a full-fledged reformation. In the annals of human history, the sixteenth century will remain a turning point that ushered in a new era of biblical literacy and spirituality. The clarion call of the Reformation was t