The World Next Door

The World Next Door

What shall it profit a man if he reaches the whole world, yet neglects his neighbor living next door? - Someone  I have not done an official survey, but my guess is that if you were to ask Seventh-day Adventists living in North America if they were friends with their neighbors, something like 90% of them would say they weren’t.   Think about i

5 Biblical Principles for Sharing Hope

5 Biblical Principles for Sharing Hope

In an earlier post, I shared my experience as a Freshman at Stanford University coming into contact with a world of questions and, consequently, seeking to find and give a reason for the hope that I had in Christ. In future posts, I’ll engage with some of those questions and unpack how I discovered that Adventism speaks to them, but first, a confes

Near to the Heart of Poverty

Near to the Heart of Poverty

One Sabbath, I headed out on my own to do outreach. After about five minutes of walking down the streets of Toronto, I noticed a homeless woman sitting cross-legged in the back corner of a store. She was young, had cropped red hair, and was wearing a faint white t-shirt that barely fit over her wide belly – It took a mere couple of seconds for me t

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 4)

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 4)

In the first article in the series, we saw how Nehemiah had a desire and vision. In the second part, we see the beginning phases of his planning and the development.  In part three we looked at some key components that led to Nehemiah's success in rebuilding the physical and spiritual walls and gates of Israel. As we conclude this series, let's tak

Sharing Your Talent

Sharing Your Talent

The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. "Sir," he said, "you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made." His master said to him, "Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have shown you are trustworthy in small things; I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master's happ

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

The man is haggard, dark circles under his bloodshot eyes; he has been crying. He is not sure when his wife last slept next to him. He has not slept much in her absence . . .   The following is a parable based on Jeremiah 3. But first, a brief introduction. Each time I read Jeremiah 3, I see the image in my mind of a distraught, rejected husba

Unity of the Church

Unity of the Church

As all the different members of the human system unite to form the body, and each performs its office in obedience to the intelligence that governs the whole, so the members of the church of Christ should be united in one symmetrical body, subject to the sanctified intelligence of the whole. The advancement of the church is often retarded by the wr

One Culture in Christ

One Culture in Christ

When someone inquires about my culture, I momentarily go into a state of confusion.   I grew up in Canada, and am a second-generation child of immigrant parents; my mother from Jamaica, and my father from Ghana. However, I was not taught the language of either, so I cannot converse in broken-down English--Patois, nor can I speak twi. I can't f