Why Do YOU Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist?

Why Do YOU Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist?

This week The Compass Magazine launched a new series called “Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist.” And we want you to contribute! Too often we get caught up in criticizing what we don’t like about our church. So now it’s time to focus on the things we love. When have you felt most proud or thankful to be an Adventist? What Adventist beliefs an

Adventism: An Audacious Call (Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist, #1)

Adventism: An Audacious Call (Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist, #1)

Why I Love Being a Seventh-day Adventist I belong to a community of faith—the Seventh-day Adventist faith—that is presently having its quinquennial, worldwide conference in San Antonio, Texas. I am not in San Antonio, but I too want to celebrate my identity. Identity I love being an Adventist because it gives me a sense of identity as an individual

Curing Sadventism, Part 3: The Punch Line

Curing Sadventism, Part 3: The Punch Line

In an essay published in 1967 Walter Wagoner pondered America’s “folksy and largely uncritical denominationalism” whose Christianity reflected a “less than maturity in matters satire.” Acknowledging that religious satire must “run an extraordinarily delicate course,” he considers it essential for handling the “idolatries of the godly”—which can uni

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

I can still remember my mother reading to me from the book Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson’s chronicle of his rise from the ghettos of Detroit to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery. It was a story so powerful that it resonated with even me: a white kid in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. The book’s likely