Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

Breaking Barriers: How Adventists Are Working Together Across Ethnic Lines

As part our series of articles and panel discussions about race relations in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Compass Magazine is featuring initiatives that bring together church members from different conferences and ethnic groups for the purpose of ministry. We hope these stories will inspire other local churches and conferences to find crea

The Wasteful Farmer

The Wasteful Farmer

The Farmer In the Parable of the Sower Jesus tells the story of a farmer who went out to sow. The word He uses to describe the sowing process is quite provocative. It simply states that the seed “fell” on different types of ground. Yet seed does not just randomly fall. Seed is sown; it is scattered by someone—by the farmer. A farmer is a businesspe

Islam Projected to Pass Christianity in the 21st Century

Islam Projected to Pass Christianity in the 21st Century

According to the latest Pew Research Center projections, Islam, with a 73 percent increase rate, will be the fastest growing world religion between now and 2050. At such a growth rate, Islam is positioned to pass Christianity in numbers by 2070. This Islamic increase is largely attributed to the highest fertility rate of 3.1 percent coupled with a